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If your projects are for one year, plant rice; at twenty years, plant a tree; at more than a century, develop people. Chinese Proverb -

2019 Planning

Before (Sept 18 - Feb 19) :

The few months before the meeting with the classes and children will be crucial to prepare all aspects of the project in advance. Beyond the simple organization of the trip, the problems of financing, purchasing equipment, and making contact with the schools on site, the key elements of the success of this first step will be as follows. 

Learning

  • Bibliographical research and reading on the subjects of ethnology in the countries concerned, child development in the 8-12 age group, and the environmental context of the regions visited. 
  • Attending the 3rd year courses of the 3rd year of the degree in ethnology at the Faculty of Strasbourg. 
  • Meetings with school teachers for feedback on teaching methods. 

Design

  • Specifications and functional analysis for the environmental measurement kit. 
  • Prototyping of the measurement kit
  • Production of 14 measuring kits. 
  • Design of the Internet platform that will make it possible to collect the data from the measurement kit, to visualize indicators in space and time, and to allow the member classes of the Effet Libellule project to communicate with each other and exchange educational content. 

Preparation of the l' Effet Libellule's Days

  • Define the environmental and ethnological awareness indicators that will be measured during the "Effet Libellule" Days . 
  • Prepare the pedagogical workshops, the implementation procedures (order of the workshops, variations from one class to another, means of presentation, staging,...) that will allow the evaluation of the above-mentioned indicators. 
  • Validate the experimental process by a professor from the University of Strasbourg 

Througout (March 19 - Sept 19) :

Exchange time

Cultural exchange. My Western culture, my relationship with Nature, my anguish of the future, my relationship with others, with regard to your culture, your ways of life, your representation of humanity. And beyond that, synergies that can be created, learning, a questioning perhaps also. 

The exchange of knowledge. Discover local biodiversity, conservation techniques, agriculture, education and the collaborative economy. And to transmit our knowledge on the environment, complex systems, information technology, photovoltaics. 

Human exchange. Create links in humanity, make friends with the world.

Living in a place

This period corresponds to the journey, to meet the classes and the inhabitants. It is the time for immersion in local cultures. We will be based in a fixed location for 1 month per region, so that we can immerse ourselves in a neighbourhood atmosphere, have time to create a first contact with the inhabitants, and understand a little better the local context. 

The Effet Libellule Days

Every month, we will meet two classes, one in rural areas and the other in urban areas. Two days of the Effet Libellule Days will be carried out in each class, with at least one week interval. This will not overload children at the risk of losing their attention, but above all to give them time to develop a curiosity, a reflection, and to be able to answer any questions during the second session. Finally, it will give us time to get to know the children a little better and vice versa. 

Project monitoring and analysis

We will ensure via the website blog and social networks an update of the project, so that everyone can follow the progress, react to it and comment on it. We will also take the opportunity to pre-analyze the first results of the pedagogical days with the children and adapt our future interventions if necessary. 

After (Oct 19 - Jan 20) :

Analysis and publications

The results of the pedagogical days will be analysed according to multi-factor criteria (rural vs. urban, comparison of regions, gender, empathy, etc.) in order to identify correlations between environmental awareness indicators and these factors.  We want the results of these analyses to be of benefit to as many people as possible. Thus, we will publish the results of the ethnographic analysis. 

Follow-up of facilities and initiatives in classrooms

We will ensure that classes continue to publish environmental indicators on the platform and facilitate discussions on the platform to help it take off, by publishing ideas for initiatives to be put in the classroom ourselves.  We will also measure the impacts of these Effet Libellule Days, a few months later, on the daily lives of the classes and children we met. 

Planning 2020? 

However, the project does not stop abruptly in 2020.  Through the writing of technical sheets and protocols describing the implementation of the Effet Libellule Days, we wish to allow other schools around the world to join the project, and in turn organize these days in their classes, while publishing their results on the platform.  The Ycocedron association will ensure the maintenance of the Internet platform, and will be able to send measurement kits on request. The association will also be able to finance scientific and pedagogical initiatives, which would be launched by the schools that are part of the network.