Thanks to its director experience, Cécile Brazilier, Moderato school is heavily involved in European projects supported by the European Union through the Erasmus + program.
These projects open up new horizons for our students and teachers and further strengthen the international dimension of our school.
Crowd School was the first project in which Moderato took part.
Digital cultural heritage and interactive documentation by schools
September 2020-August 2023
Crowd School brings together heritage, education and digital experts to explore the use of new digital educational material for European cultural heritage.
10 European partners from 6 countries share their expertise in creativity, education, digital cultural heritage, innovation and critical thinking.
Crowd School is based on a first project called Crowd Heritage (https://crowdheritage.eu/en),
Through the use of a novel digital teaching tool, CrowdSchool aims to enhance the learning experience of students in various fields, such as history, art or natural sciences (in the case of Moderato, but other fields have been chosen by the other partners).
Crowd School offers teachers the opportunity to experiment, prototype and share the results of new educational approaches. They are led to question the creative, interactive and playful aspects of the learning process.
In addition to these technical aspects, which are a corollary of the teacher’s work, students learn to work with a digital tool to describe an image linked to a lesson they’ve already seen with their teacher. They reinforce their vocabulary in several languages (French, English and Spanish). They become experts in the technique of describing an image, a fundamental exercise in strengthening their critical thinking skills.
While Montessori pedagogy is a priori resistant to the use of digital tools, it seemed to us a little hypocritical not to take the measure of the use of digital technology in education in 2020. On the contrary, we feel it’s essential that children receive education in its use.