After the summer holidays in 2020, the coordinators of the partner institutions met in two video conferences on September 9 and 18. It became clear that a face-to-face meeting was unlikely to be realistic either in 2020 or in the first half of 2021. Instead, the participants jointly developed a concept for digital collaboration that included, for example, further digital meetings (a kick-off video conference and digital events in December 2020 and May 2021), mentoring of the international student working groups by teachers and/or experts, and peer mediation. The third learning activity, planned for May 2021, was postponed to the beginning of the school year 2021/2022.
The newfound enthusiasm and energy of all involved culminated in the official application for the project entry of Evanjelická Spojená Škola (Slovakia) at the end of October as replacements for the withdrawn schools, Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England High School, Croydon (UK) and Liceum Ogólnaksztalcące Towarzystwa Ewangelickiego (Poland), which was approved after a short time.
But once again, the concept could not be implemented as planned, because the second wave of the pandemic resulted in school closures from autumn 2020 and months of distance teaching. In favour of the flexibility of all participants, an attempt was therefore made to enable asynchronous collaboration among the students via the e-collaboration platform GPENdialogue. For this purpose, a further timetable including tasks was worked out. In the course of this, the “Digital Friends Book” already started during the digital learning activity was completed. In addition, the school classes created wikis with pictures and information of their chosen peace/conflict site (work on Intellectual Output I: EduMaP).
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