International students met at the Summer School organized by the Vilnius University in Lithuania
Welcome to Lithuania! Our partners at the University of Vilnius organized an exciting Summer School in Druskininkai, 23 June – 04 July, 2019. The school’s study programme was addressed to students of mathematics, informatics and other related branches in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes at higher education institutions. The programme content based on the IncluSMe intellectual outputs with a general maths and science focus as well as on those with a specific mathematics focus.
Many opportunities for intercultural exchange
Students in front of the High School in Druskininkai. ©Valentina Dagiene
Summer School participants at a Park in Druskininkai. ©Valentina Dagiene
The participants of the Summer School, profited from the programme as an excellent opportunity for gaining international and intercultural experiences connected to mathematics learning, which enable them to better appreciate and understand cultural and social diversity. During the Summer School, students lived and worked in an intercultural setting together with students from seven different European countries, having numerous opportunities for intercultural exchange.
The programme provided lectures and workshops on intercultural learning as well as activities that were offered after the lectures and workshops: for example visits of the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Memorial Museum, the Girios Aidas Forest Museum, and several parks. In addition, a visit to the “Rytas” High School (grades 9-12) and a discussion with mathematics teachers was arranged to give students an insight into education life in Lithuania.
Great working atmosphere and entertaining activities
Students found the Summer School very interesting, they appreciated the innovative programme and enjoyed the different teaching methods and approaches, as well as the varied activities and pleasant working atmosphere.
Students enjoying the Summer School programme. ©Valentina Dagiene
The project Intercultural learning in mathematics and science education
(IncluSMe) has received co-funding by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.