The main aim of this project is to involve schools around the globe in awareness campaigns in the framework of the International Year of Light.
The project will assemble a tool kit, the Cosmic Light Educational Kit, with simple tools to address the proposed thematic of the ephemeris, in particular those related the nature of light, the impact of light in our knowledge of the Universe, its importance for our existence. The richness of the networks involved in this project will also allow for a rich cultural interchange experiences that will be part of the proposed effort. The outlined campaign aims to reach teachers and students all over the world. The kit will have some components in material format and several digital tools and resources. Tutorials for its use and training is foreseen in the framework of this project. These will take diverse formats: face-to-face in some countries, asynchronous and synchronous formats, according to the possibilities and needs of each partner. Thematic hangouts, related to the main cornerstones of IYL2015 and related to the components foreseen in this proposal will be promoted along the year. Accompanying training efforts will be implemented in order to empower teachers to the full exploitation of the kit and its different components.
The project aims to target diverse social and cultural audiences and propose topics related to light in its rich variety and impact. Light as a source of life, light as a source of knowledge, light from the past, light from the future, light for inclusion. Colours we see and colours we don’t see. A special component designed for children with visual impairment will be incorporated in the kit.