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About the Past
"About the Past" is a project for students to investigate events in history by collecting oral evidence from observers and participants of historical events. The project provides students with first-hand experience in social history. Students are also expected to complement the evidence from their oral interviews with archival research work. This project aims to achieve greater inter-generational bonding by having students interviewing senior members of the community and appreciate their experiences, which the youth may learn from.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Benny Lim / Ms Wendy Choo
 
 
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Asian-European e-class
“Asian-European e-class” is a project that focuses on exchanging information around the school life, the teaching subjects and the culture of the school partners from Asia and Europe. The teaching methodology is based on the principles of distance education and e-Learning. Each partner school team will present its subject of interest in a virtual class through interactive videoconference and the data will be published in the project's interactive website. The project is expected to motivate teachers and students to be involved and to create an educational community.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Katerina Georganti
 
 
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Brick&Mortar@VirtualHomestay
“Brick & Mortar@VirtualHomestay” is a project that focuses on architectural structures of the host country. The host (3-4 students from one school) will plan a 3-day itinerary which includes visitation to local places with unique architectural attractions. This project allows the participants to: (a) share knowledge from different background, cultures and geographical regions; (b) develop understanding and appreciation for local and foreign historical origins of their architectural structures; (c) engage the pupils in authentic learning and creative thinking; (d) initiate pupils to take ownership of their learning; (e) develop socially responsible participants; (f) acquire collaborative skills through working in a team to achieve common goals; and (g) help forge lasting friendship and understanding amongst the students.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Yong Caiyu
 
 
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Dictionary of Water
We all know the problem of shortage of clean drinking water in most regions of the world. But the meaning of “water” includes much more aspects. This project aims to explore the aspects on how water should be presented in a “Dictionary of Water” in a short and informative way.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Thomas Thews
 
 
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East or West, Global is the Best
The AEC Project “East or West, Global is the Best” focuses on exchanging information about Asian and European fashion and cuisine. Students will explain how the attire is created and worn and their cultural significance. On the part for cuisine, students will exchange information about local / indigenous food, its preparation and how to serve it. The exchange will be done online using multimedia tools. This project aims to orient students from Asia and Europe on their unique traditions as expressed in local dress and culinary practices as well as contemporary views on their own culture. At the end of the eight-month project, participants will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face in the student exchange activity . 

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Nur Aziz / Mrs Nikmah Nurbaity
 
 
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Fit and Easy
“Fit and Easy” is a project about healthier lifestyle choices (mental and physical). This project explores on amenities that promote healthy lifestyle in the participating countries. The objectives of the project are to: (a) allow participants to share knowledge from different backgrounds, cultures and geographical regions; (b) allow participants to be aware of both aspects of healthy lifestyle i.e. mental and physical; (c) acquire knowledge about the various infrastructure or amenities put in place in their respective countries to promote a healthy lifestyle; (d) engage the pupil participants in authentic learning and creative thinking; (e) initiate pupils to take ownership of their learning; (f) acquire collaborative skills through working in a team to achieve common goals; and (g) help forge lasting friendship and understanding amongst participants.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Chua Bee Kuan
 
 
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Literary Corner
“Literary Corner” is a project that requires students to write poems, short stories or even dialogues or plays based on given themes. Other students will be able to comment on the writing or ask questions. This project allows students to express themselves in short stories, poems, plays etc. given certain themes throughout the project timeline. With guidance from their teachers and from the works of other student participants, they will develop their writing skills. The students will be expected to critique the work of other students, even if it is only to say that they enjoyed reading the piece of writing as it caught their interest. Students will learn more about the different cultures of the participants from their writing. They will have an opportunity to question the ‘writer’ about his/her subject matter. In this way, communication will be encouraged. Ultimately, the aim is to have an online publication which can be printed out by schools if they wish or just read online for pleasure.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Leonora Anne Peers
 
 
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My Urban Utopia – The Ideal City
‘My Urban Utopia' is a project that enables students to have an understanding of living conditions in cities across Asia and Europe. This project aims to allow students to look beyond their own cities and countries, thereby garnering a more nuanced view on the heterogeneity of the countries within Asia and Europe. The students will also be able to have an insight on the problems and issues faced by cities in the developed countries and less-developed countries and understand the complexities in solving these issues. Furthermore, students can be trained and exposed to different research methods and skills in the process.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Huang Shijun / Ms Valerie Joan Baptist
 
 
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Project ACE - AEC-NET Culture and Education Project - “Building Bridges Beyond Borders”
The project provides Asian and European teachers and students with the opportunities to discover that teaching and learning is fun, and understanding each other culture creates an atmosphere of respect and co-operation. With the nature, concept, and process of globalisation and its implications for the school, it is a strong belief that the more a student gains understanding of how he or she is linked to the world beyond national borders, that student is better equipped to participate effectively and responsibly in the world system. The project co-coordinators will make an easy-to-use, dedicated, collaborative Internet space available to all of the partners through the Multiply website where they can upload their work, to store and to share and to facilitate communication within the project.


Project Co-ordinator: Ms Helen Aggabao
 
 
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Save Our Planet Using Biodegradable Plastics
“Save Our Plant Using Biodegrable Plastics” is a project that focuses on finding the method to make biodegradable plastics, which is more environmental friendly. The waste of objects made by plastics can cause a big problem in our environment since the materials from plastics do not decomposed easily, and may give off poisonous gases when they burn. In this project, the students will try many kinds of methods to make biodegradable plastics. The idea of this project is to use vegetable oil and corn starch incorporated in plastic materials. The bacteria will be used to destroy the vegetable oil and corn starch in the plastic. Therefore, the plastic will disintegrate into a fine dust.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Maria Goretti Apriyani
 
 
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Tailor Inc.
“Tailor Inc.” allow students to know more about the traditional costume of different participating countries. Through the exchange of information, students will get the opportunity to know and understand the traditional costume worn by different countries and cultures. The end-product aims at synthesising the new knowledge they have obtained to develop a new product. The objectives are to: (a) allow participants to share knowledge and experiences from different backgrounds, cultures and geographical regions; (b) engage the pupil participants in authentic learning and creative thinking; (c) initiate pupils to take ownership of their learning in their areas of synthesising the information to produce brand new knowledge; (d) acquire collaborative skills through working in a team to achieve common goals; (e) help forge lasting friendship and understanding amongst participants; and (f) help the students to know more about other countries' culture and heritage through their traditional costume.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Chua Cheng Bee
 
 
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The Olympic Games
“The Olympic Games” is aimed at establishing and promoting an intercultural dialogue between European and Asian students focusing on the upcoming Olympic Games.  The rationale is to spread the spirit of the Olympic movement, and to highlight such values as friendship, excellence and respect, as well as to foster communication and exchange of views among the students.  The project aims to encourage the students to get engaged in regular physical exercises and to take record of their work-outs as well as to experience competitiveness ( introLEAGUE competition and TeleOlympics07 ), but always in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect and camaraderie with fellow participants.  The project also aims in encouraging the students to express their views by responding to forum and survey questions and by reflecting to some relevant articles to spread the Olympic ideals: serving peace, understanding and friendship; promoting honest play, abiding by the rules and fairness.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Janos Blasszauer
 
 
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Toys of Our Youth [T.O.Y.S]
“Toys of Our Youth” showcases students' perspectives on toys and their experiences, followed by research on toys, its origins and significance in terms of social, economic and psychological aspect.  The origin of toys is prehistoric. Dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as representations of tools used by adults were readily found at archaeological sites.  Toys and play are an important part of the process of learning about the world and growing up.  The young use toys and plays to discover and explore relationships while adults use toys to form and strengthen social bonds, reinforce lessons from their own youth, exercise their minds and bodies.  Toys are more than simple amusement, and the way they are used profoundly influence most aspects of life.  Through this project, participants will deepen their understanding of toys of past generations and its geographical origins.  The students would look into the social and economic aspect of toys and exchange information with other participants. The evolution of toys from prehistoric times to the present day would lead participants to develop a toy which they believe would be the toy of the future.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Yuen Chai Lin
 
 
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Projects Continuing
Cultural Kaleidoscope 2008
Being the fourth edition, the Cultural Kaleidoscope project involves bringing together of students from schools in both Asia and Europe for a one-week conference in Kuala Lumpur. Each school will identify a few participating students and will be accompanied by one teacher. During this week, students will learn more about the Malaysian culture as well as other cultures through various special activities held in the school during this week. They will also learn local craftwork and learn to play traditional games. During this conference, students will collaborate in mixed groups to produce work, which shows the integration of their various cultures.  Their final work will be displayed in all schools.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Leonora Anne Peers
 
 
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Going Global Family 2007
A family builds in very local basis.  As the world grow up into global era. In this era family has expand their values and cultures that is acceptable for people around the world. .  Every family has their own customs and value and thus it would be interesting to analyse family values and culture facing global attitude s. As the world becomes global, what happen with the existing of family customs and values? Are there any family customs and values that contraproductive with the needed being a global person? The essential question is How a family with their family customs and values are going global?

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Deddy Sanjaya
 
 
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Insights into Foreign School
A school is/should be a place that promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment.  This project aims at getting to know the code of conduct and dress code of the participating schools. Students are expected to translate their school rules and carry on a vibrant discussion on them. As we all know rules are essential in every community and they are ways of making life more pleasant, smooth and safe. It is believed that students have a genuine interest in finding out as much as possible about how foreign schools look like and function, in general and what their rules are, in particular.   By getting an insight into the different schools, and debating some issues such as the controversial school uniform topic students are expected to develop their debating skills and to exchange views in a way that leaves us all the wiser. Students will also be invited to reflect on some recent articles that address particular issues. All in all, school issues are expected to bring about a lively debate. Students will be expected to do some research work, express their views and reflect on others' views, conduct surveys and learn from each other.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Janos Blasszauer
 
 
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Local Industry and Enterprise
This project is designed to encourage the integration of technology with Business Studies curricula of upper secondary schools in Europe and Asia and to encourage communication and research among pupils across many countries. The project is structured in three phases: Relating, Researching and Reflecting. The aims of the project are to: (a) raise awareness about the social and environmental impact of industry and enterprise locally and globally; (b) create an awareness among participants about the similarities and differences between industry and enterprise in the different regions of the world; (c) give students and teachers in participant countries a greater insight into their own local industry and enterprise; (d) develop students' communication and research skills through a virtual learning environment; and (e) encourage the use of ICT in the curriculum and in extra and cross-curricular activities in schools and colleges.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Angela Rickard
 
 
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Mastering Media Goes Digital
The project focuses on how young people today use different technology in their daily lives – to learn, to communicate and to spend their free time. The students will look for relevant research and statistics from their countries about young people (if available) and compare this to their realities. Groups will, for example, deal with the use of mobile phones, computers, or Internet security issues. The final group tasks will be discussed and decided on by the participating teachers and modified with the students once the project starts. In addition, an online social network will be created for students to socialize in.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow
 
 
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Young Diplomats - International Ambassadors
The "International Ambassadors Project allows the participating school to chose one other country across continents to become Ambassadors for that country in their own local community. The students will study traditions and prepare multimedia presentations (ppt/flash) of national celebrations for online publishing and/or quizzes about the country to create an online bank of educational resources. Additionally, the schools will contact the embassy of the chosen country for an interview and prepare a presentation/exhibition to promote that country in their local community. Furthermore, they will prepare a celebration and/or take part in one national holiday or event in the chosen country and send a multimedia report for online publishing.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Halina Bednarz
 
 
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V.O.C.A.L: Caves Exploration
In this project, teachers and students from selected schools in Malaysia and interested countries both in Asia and Europe will be gathered for a 5-day cave expedition mentored by experts in the relevant fields related to caves. This project will be carried out in both Asia (Malaysia) and Europe, where as many interested schools as possible will have the opportunities to join the cave expeditions.

The project evolves around the V.O.C.A.L concept which is the acronym for voluntarism, caring and loving spirits. VOCAL is the guiding principle for all the projects to be carried out in the future, focusing on environmental issues. The participants will be developing the spirit of caring and loving towards environment and nature through the projects and expeditions carried out.

Project Co-ordinator:
Mr Mohd Naguib Zakaria / Mrs Adzuhaidah M.Taha / Mr Mohd Fadzil Mohd Jaafar
 
 
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