This second issue of the Worthy newsletter arrives at half way of the Worthy project. The activities are currently in development and we're approaching a spring plenty of pursuits, even if a Joint staff training event (JSTE), which was planned in Vicenza (IT) from 2 to 5 March - in order to create a pool of teachers and operators with reinforced abilities to become “trainers of trainers” in their respective territories - was cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
But the Worthy partnership has already found alternative solutions that you can read below, in order to go ahead exploring various options to “digitally augment” the experience of 13-19 year old students while approaching history, even the most unmotivated and underperforming ones.
The aim is to turn
documents, maps, photos, objects and stories into a living history - an intense-lived experience for young students. In this way they can participate, transform and augment what they will find at home, asking their families to recover the stories of their relatives during the War, thus applying digital competencies, collaborating with peers, developing new skills and, ultimately, being more engaged in recreating history.
Other news are in this issue, such as the one concerning the Monitoring Centre on digital innovation in cultural heritage and activities of the Polytechnic in Milan, one of the most outstanding European universities, that has chosen Worthy as a case study.
Worthy Project is about to fly (in spite of the Coronavirus)!