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Augmented Age of Inventions and Discoveries: Navigating the History of Technologies in Maritime Museums is a combined project of a schools’ Erasmus+ strategic partnership throughout Europe; Spain, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Finland and the Netherlands.

Through this project the students are learning to understand the European culture, how technologies, inventions and discoveries shape Europe, use museums as learning environments, produce and code robots, create an Augmented Reality game, with all necessities, and create 3D printed models, about the Age of Inventions and Discoveries. At this site you can learn more about the project, the schools, the students and the teachers involved.

This website is a work in progress. As the project is starting to unfold, at the moment quite a bit of information is missing. You will find that over time the site gets updated regularly

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Turkey: The first flying man and the first maps

The second project year started in the historical city of Tarsus. The inspiring historical figure was Piri Reis , known by his very accurate charts and maps collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), and the object to be collected was the minelayer Nusret

Study visits of high educational value were the inspiration to learning activities like the open air museum and UNESCO Heritage site Göreme, the port of Mersin, the modern, interactive Mersin Naval Museum and , Saint Paul’s Church, Saint Paul’s Well and the Seven Sleepers Cave, a holy place for three religions in Tarsus, and followed workshops on traditional arts.

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About us

Augmented Age of Inventions and Discoveries: Navigating the History of Technology on Maritime Museums (#AAge) project is a strategic partnership among secondary schools  Çukurova Sanayi in Tarsus-Mersin, Turkey, X Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Gdańsk, Poland, 1 Gymnasium Kamaterou in Kamaterou-Athens, Greece, Oulunkylän yhteiskoulu in Helsinki, Finland and Koningin Wilhelmina College in Culemborg, Holland, coordinated by IES El Palau in Sant Andreu de la Barca, Spain.

#AAge focuses on promotion of new technologies applied to education, new teaching methods and the educational value of European cultural heritage. We are exploring together the use of applications based on 3D printing, educational robotics and augmented reality systems linked to foreign language learning (English) and learning possibilities of maritime museums. Students are working collaboratively in teams and studying both the historical and technological aspects of maritime navigation, related to their everyday inventions.

The project is funded under Erasmus+ Key Action 229 of the programme, which focuses on strategic partnerships only among schools. The actions under KA2 make it possible for organizations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth.

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