Members of ICON Greece implementing educational activities at school events. The pictures show De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, a technique for looking at decision making from different points of view. Trainers of ICON use De Bono’s hat technique to enhance empathy and inclusion. By wearing a hat, you are given a role and look at problems from different perspectives. De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats is a powerful technique for looking at decision making from different points of view.
ICON Greece organised a study visit for its Board Members and trainers on post secondary vocational and technical education. The study visit was implemented in Spain and it included theoretical and practical sessions.
Cultural field trip of school groups in the Medieval city of Rodos. ICON Greece organised tours by using smart phones for the navigation around the city. Students liked the tour because it was not a boring tour according to their evaluation afterwards. Students were able to move around and to follow their own route of exploration.
ICON Greece works with Primary and Secondary Schools for promotion of local tradition. Group of students are happy and proud to show local tradition to youth exchange students from abroad. Dance is the easiest way to socialize people from different backgrounds and to make new friends.
ICON Greece has a special interest in cooperation between formal and non formal education. ICON Greece worked together in Malta in December 2016 on a Youth Exchane on recognition of non formal education.
ICON Greece together with Shelter NGO in Portugal organised a Training Seminar on “Augmented Reality Games” for Youth Workers in May 2016 in Lisbon.
The seminar included
a) theoretical background on digital tools and augmented reality. Youth workers had practice on digital applications that can guide them to create augmented reality games without advanced ICT skills
ICON Greece collaborates for Sports Days at schools with emphasis on special Olympics and sports for students with special skills.
A youth exchange about religion and diversity in Rodos. Members from different European organisations visited churches in Rodos Greece and compared religious elements. It was interesting that all participants showed respect to other groups religion and wanted to learn more about each others faith.
Members of ICON Greece visited Riace global village, where about 3.000 refugees reside in an almost abandoned village. ICON Greece was invited by NGO Darsana Terranga which has affiliates with local authorities and residents. The visit in Riace and the working meetings with partners were the most interesting and challenging projects ICON Greece implemeted.