The DREAM project is successfully advancing in a rapid pace. In last february, project partners had a very important activity within the project which is the LTTA meeting (Learning, Teaching, Training Activities). The meeting took place in the beautiful Finnish city of Tampere from 14th to 18th of February 2022. The meeting was hosted by the lovely partners from the Postimuseo, Tampere. This was an important event because partners got to work face-to-face and define in detail the remaining steps of project implementation. Despite the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and epidemiological measures, the partners were able to meet in Tampere and participate in the methodology discussions and 5-day piloting training. They proposed new ideas and performed their first test of the museater performance. This article gives a brief overview of the LTTA meeting in Finland.
On Monday the 14th of February, after the warm welcome by our host, the LTTA session started with a presentation from Mapa das Ideias, partners from Portugal, who presented the developed training Toolkit. In addition to the DREAM methodology, the training Toolkit is a key project result that will be implemented in the next phase of the project. It will be used in education with teachers in order to prepare them for the upcoming museater performance. The teachers will spend 24 hours in self-learning activities while using materials the museum educators have prepared for them. In addition, they will have 16 hours of workshops with children to prepare for the upcoming performance. These 40 hours will be achieved through 4 modules:
The main subject of Tuesday’s meeting was the museater performance which was led by SGI partners from Italy. Since the project is based on innovation and creation, there were many elements that needed to be elaborated on to the tiniest detail to ensure they are as successfully implemented. An important factor of a museater performance are the OERs (Open Education al Resources) so partners discussed how OERs should work and how we should create them.
On Wednesday, partners from Croatia – CTK Rijeka, presented the DREAM digital platform and all its functionalities. After the presentation of the platform, the partners from Italy – SGI presented the template on how to design a museater performance using the new platform. Although the design is simple, a lot of time and concentration is needed to create the perfect museater performance. A lot of factors should be taken into consideration like the position of the teacher to the children in the museum, the tone of the teacher’s voice, ambience sound etc.
Thursday was a very challenging day of the meeting because the time for creating the museater performances has come. Partners prepared and performed their own museaters in Postimuseo, using the DREAM methodology and digital platform. It was a fun and heartwarming experience to work in small teams and to test everything for the first time. After every performance, the partners had a very thorough commenting on everything that was good and bad in the performance. The feedback will be used to improve the training and education sessions with teachers.
On Friday, the last day of the meeting, partners held a wrap-up session during which they gave their final comments regarding the LTTA and the future steps in the project. There is still a lot of work to be done, but partners are optimistic and looking forward to the final results, which are museaters created and performed by the teachers.