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Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 3 1.1

Aims of the Project ...................................................................................................... 3

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Work process ............................................................................................................... 3

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Expected results........................................................................................................... 3

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Subjects involved ......................................................................................................... 4

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Participant Schools .............................................................................................................. 5

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Transnational groups .......................................................................................................... 6 3.1

Group A: Bike throughout History ............................................................................... 6

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Group B: Bike Habits according to Research ............................................................... 7

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Group C: Bike according to Legislation ........................................................................ 8

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Group D: Bike involved in Entrepreneurship ............................................................... 9

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Group E: Bike in Art ................................................................................................... 10

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Brainstorming Activity....................................................................................................... 11

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BIKE throughout History ................................................................................................... 13 5.1

BIKE in the Past .......................................................................................................... 13

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BIKE at Present .......................................................................................................... 15

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BIKE habits according to Research .................................................................................... 18

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BIKE according to Legislation/Authorities ........................................................................ 21

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BIKE involved in Entrepreneurship ................................................................................... 25

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BIKE in Art ......................................................................................................................... 27

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Bike versus CARS: Debate.............................................................................................. 29

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Be Kinetic ....................................................................................................................... 30

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Dissemination ................................................................................................................ 34

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Evaluation ...................................................................................................................... 36

13.1 Commenting on the results ....................................................................................... 37

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1 Introduction BIKE has always been a popular means of transport among teenagers. Lately, its use has been increased not only as a recreation or professional sport but also as a great way to get to school/work or get around the town. Using the Bike is an increasingly powerful method for reducing carbon emissions, implementing sustainability and improving a healthier and kinetic life style. The recent growth in European cycling has also brought innovative business opportunities, many of which can be grasped by young entrepreneurs. Bike impact on popular European culture and art is also explored and presented.

1.1 Aims of the Project To encourage a healthy kinetic lifestyle among teenagers and to promote sustainability. To develop knowledge of European countries, cultures, mentalities and habits. The project also aims to provide the motivation needed for Innovative BIKE entrepreneurship by increasing the sense of personal initiative and self-growth. To improve English language skills by communicating with other partners in order to investigate the use of bikes throughout history and exchange findings and ideas. Teachers will learn from each other, develop their creativity by designing new activities and improve their ICT skills by testing and using new tools.

1.2 Work process Students are divided in five teams and they create transnational groups. Each group investigates a different aspect of BIKE. Group A: Use of BIKE in each country throughout History, Group B: Research on Bike habits, Group C: Bike according to Legislation, Group D: Bike involved in Entrepreneurship, Group E: Bike in Art. On a regular basis, students will have to take part in communication activities in order to exchange information about their findings and design common activities. The language used for communication is English, whereas the age range of the students is from 15 to 17 years old.

1.3 Expected results By the end of BIKE Project, students will have realized not only the importance of having a Kinetic lifestyle, but also the use of BIKE as an increasingly powerful method for reducing carbon emissions, promoting sustainability and developing entrepreneurship. By the end of the project, students will be able to communicate in English in real-life situations as they'll have practiced reading, writing, listening and speaking skills during the whole school year. They will also learn much more about European countries and they will develop openness, sensitivity and tolerance to a broad diversity of cultures. They will discover the things that

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they have in common and, hopefully, they'll have new friends. Our eTwinning project could end up to an Erasmus+ related project. The results of the project of BIKE (Being an Innovative Kinetic European) will be presented in an ebook.

1.4 Subjects involved English, Informatics / ICT, Environmental Education, Entrepreneurship, History, Art, Mathematics, Physical Education

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2 Participant Schools Abidin Pak-PakmayaAnadoluLisesi

LiceoStatale "MorandoMorandi

Senior High School of Intercultural Education of Evosmos

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3 Transnational groups 3.1 Group A: Bike throughout History

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3.2 Group B: Bike Habits according to Research

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3.3 Group C: Bike according to Legislation

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3.4 Group D: Bike involved in Entrepreneurship

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3.5 Group E: Bike in Art

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4 Brainstorming Activity AIM: to generate ideas within a group setting, to assist in developing unity between participants, to serve as a warm-up exercise. TASK: Students watch a video about Cycling in Nature. They are asked to write down the first thing that comes into their minds, when they come across the word BIKE. TOOL: Answergarden OUTCOME: click to load

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The following wordcloud was created using the logo of our project and the words posted by Italian students in the initial brainstorm activity!!!!

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5 BIKE throughout History 5.1 BIKE in the Past

AIM: To promote knowledge and understanding of what happened in the past; to encourage field work and on-site investigation in its historical context, to arrange facts in a particular known order. TASK1a: Students trace the evolution of the BIKE in their country and compare it with the other countries. Students use the forum to communicate with each other. They have to make a common timeline to show their findings. TOOL: TIMELINE IN PREZI OUTCOME: click image to load

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AIM: To enable pupils, within their potential, to become historians - to gain experience of historical enquiry, narrative, analysis, questioning, opinion-forming, problem-solving and presentation of their findings. TASK1b: Using the information from the forum students write a common text about the most important event in the history of BIKE in their countries. TOOL: SLIDESHARE OUTCOME: click image to load

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5.2 BIKE at Present

AIM: To demonstrate the importance and continued relevance of the past to the events, values and beliefs of today, to develop European citizenship and open-mindedness. TASK 2a: Students read three articles about the innovative ways that some European countries follow in order to persuade their citizens to use their bikes. They have to comment on these efforts and exchange opinions. TOOL: PADLET OUTCOME: click image to load

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AIM: To interest and motivate pupils by using photos, to use supportive evidence and confirming validity. TASK 2b: Students take photos from home to school and present them to the other countries. TOOL: SLIDESHARE OUTCOME: click image to load

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AIM: To interact to each other, to develop European citizenship and open-mindedness. TASK 2c: Students should comment on the presentations of the other countries regarding the use of bikes from home to school. TOOL: PADLET OUTCOME: click image to load

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6 BIKE habits according to Research AIM: To produce a reliable and valid set of scales, to measure the common, attributebased BIKE habits TASK1a: Students use the Forum to form common questions with their twinned group from the other countries regarding the use of Bike in their countries. TOOL: Google docs

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AIM: To interest and motivate pupils by using photos TASK 2a: Students take some photos while being researchers and present them in a padlet. TOOL: PADLET

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AIM: to develop statistic skills and understanding of the graphs

TASK 2b: Students present the results of their research. They use Forum to communicate with their partners. They share their findings with the other teams and make graphs to compare the results.

TOOL: GRAPHS IN POWERPOINT, SLIDESHARE

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7 BIKE according to Legislation/Authorities AIM: To develop European citizenship, to read information presented in different forms, to practice reading skills in English TASK 1: Students study carefully the European Legislation regarding the Use of BIKES and make a common presentation regarding the most important rules. TOOL: PREZI

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AIM: to have an accurate and throughout communication of the current situation regarding the implementation of the European Legislation

TASK 2a: Students interview someone from the authorities to find out whether the European Rules are implemented in their Country. Students share their findings and present them. Either prezi or slideshare can be used.

TOOL: PREZI, SLIDESHARE

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AIM: To interact to each other TASK 2b: Students comment on the presentations of the other countries. TOOL: PADLET OUTCOME: click to load

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8 BIKE involved in Entrepreneurship A UK politician, Norman Tebbitt, once famously said "Get on your bike" as a means to fix the 1981 economic recession. Entrepreneurship is the spark... and BIKE is the vehicle.. Does the current renaissance in European cycling coincide with the European recession and recovery? Were Norman Tebbitt's words right? Try to find out! AIM: to create incentives for research regarding successful business, to develop entrepreneurship skills. TASK1: Students make their own research and find enterprising and innovative business in their country associated with cycling which stretch from the small and simple to highly ambitious. They share their information with their partners and make a common presentation of their findings. TOOL: PREZI

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AIM: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to encourage entrepreneurial success. TASK2: Students communicate with their partners and try to create their own VIRTUAL Company associated with BIKES. TOOL: SLIDESHARE

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9 BIKE in Art BIKES have been an inspiration for many artists. AIM: to familiarize with works of art in music and literature from different countries, to promote intercultural understanding TASK1: Students find a song/poem about BIKES in their own country. They discuss their findings with the students from the other countries and present them. TOOL: PADLET

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AIM: To encourage creative writing skills, to develop multimedia presentation skills

TASK 2a, 2b: Students make a common BIKE photo Gallery. They find interesting photos of various BIKES; they find a title for each photo and write a short paragraph inspired by it. Students present their photos in a common photostory.

TOOL: GOOGLE DOCS, KIZOA

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10 Bike versus CARS: Debate AIM: To advance arguments in support of or against an issue; to compare and discriminate between ideas, to form judgements TASK: Students watch the film 'BIKES versus CARS' directed by .. (2014). Then they provide for and against arguments for using BIKES versus CARS TOOL: TRICIDER

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11 Be Kinetic According to researchers, cycling makes you smarter and happier!

http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/your-brain-bicycling AIM: To promote outdoor experiential learning, to have fun TASK: Students get out of the classroom and become Kinetic. They organize a bike tour. They take pictures and present it to the other members. TOOL: BICYCLES!!!PHOTOS, VIDEO APPLICATION

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12 Dissemination AIM: To make known as widely as possible the findings of BIKE project, to spread the project’s results, to stimulate discussion among students, teachers and society, to contribute to the implementation and shaping of an environmental friendly mentality towards young people and society in general. TASK: Students disseminate their project to other students. TOOL: PHOTOS/VIDEO

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Italy

Greece

Turkey

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13 Evaluation AIM: to indicate the importance of each task and its impact to students, to provide information on student’s perception of their engagement, learning outcomes, the instructor’s behavior and course activities, to improve the quality of teaching and learning. TASK 1: Students complete two questionnaires. The first questionnaire consists of 10 questions and focuses on the evaluation of the procedure activities and ICT skills:

The second questionnaire consists of 10 questions and focuses on the evaluation of the Intercultural Understanding among students.

TOOL: Survey Monkey

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The following video has been created based on the results collected by the aforementioned questionnaire.

13.1 Commenting on the results For the vast majority of the students from all three countries, was the first time they ever participated in an Etwinning project. Almost all were satisfied with the project and discovered for themselves that project-based learning is a more effective teaching method comparing to traditional teaching. Moreover, most of them enjoyed this process of learning. According to their opinion the project was well-structured and well-organized leading to a clear understanding of their role in the team and the tasks to perform. Students believe there is a noticeable improvement both in their linguistic and ICT skills. Most of them also feel confident that many of their 21st century skills (teamwork, communication, public speech, critical thinking, problem solving) were significantly improved. Furthermore, working in an intercultural environment projects the impression of soft skills improvement. They feel eager to participating to a next eTwinning project.

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TASK 2: Teachers complete two questionnaires. TOOL: Survey Monkey

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In the following video the results of the teachers’ questionnaires are presented.

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