Summary (Max. 200 words in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian)
Children from East (Japan) and West (Belgium) met each other by means of art.They chose between 8 subjects (light, darkness, movement, rest, points, lines, shapes, signs) and used 3 different techniques while creating their works of art. In the end their 'masterpieces' were put into the educational program 'Clic' so everyone can explore their creations in an original way. With 'Clic 3.0' we created three types of exercises. (You can download the Clic 3.0 environment on this website: http://clic.xtec.net/. You have to install this program first!) Our 'puzzles' and 'associations' are available on our website. (special file: ARTLINK.PCC) We also organised two extra activities: 1) Japanese calligraphy for 'absolute beginners'... (Japanese art of writing)Once again, teacher Takeo Yamada from Japan came to Belgium. (04.02.2005) We learned to write some words: 'father', 'mother' and 'school'. 2) Art Day Teachers and children organised a special day about famous artists... with works of art from our Japanese friends!
Languages of the project: English, Dutch and Japanese
Summary of benefits and transferability (in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian)
We were linked to each other by means of art! Twinning is winning! (1 + 1 = 3!) Even very young children can make use of ICT and can communicate on the Internet with each other by means of a universal language (‘art’) in a creative and meaningful way. It enabled schools to easily incorporate ICT into a classroom programme. (E-mail, drawing program ‘TuxPaint’, …) While communicating with children from other countries and cultures, they experienced that all children are equal but that they have their own feelings and thoughts.