CLICK project report

CLICK is Computers, Languages and Intergenerational Communication in the Kitchen

CLICK is a Lifelong Learning programme project

CLICK is a Sub- programme Grundtvig project

CLICK is a nine project partners from Czech Republic, Italy (2 partners), Austria, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain

CLICK Grant agreement number is 2013-1-CZ1-GRU06-14274 2


The requirements of the society on the citizens grow continuously, and although the educational opportunities and accessibility has been rapidly improving, there is still a gap, especially when it comes to senior learners. Our project intended to reflect this problem and aimed to develop, elaborate and promote a special methodology in the teaching approach, so called TBSC – thematically Based Shared Courses. This approach is very simple in its principles: educational facilities provide their educational programs as usual, but when using this approach, they implement a special feature in it, which is a “golden topic”, a theme all courses are built upon. At the application stage we anticipated what we proved afterwards by this project’s results: the interest, progress and results of the classes where the “golden topic” has been used were significantly better than in usual class. The golden topic should be a theme that is close to the class nature, something the class is interested in, something that brings the innermost feelings out of the learners. Something they resonate with, something they love. In this project we decided to go for one of the strongest bonding themes; we chose the food and rediscovering the old and almost forgotten recipes we remember from our childhood. We couldn’t choose a better one; the learners were more than exalted to participate actively in the classes (English language, computers, creative writing etc.) and particularly they loved the cooking sessions where everything they had prepared theoretically could be turned into the real food. The partnership produced many interesting outputs, most of them directly connected to the culture of cooking and dining. The main output, which is the “Inspirational Tool Kit for the Creative Teachers” consists of separate evaluations of all approaches used in the project. The partners had freedom in the course/program construction and content, they could follow their own plans and curriculum, what they changed this time was just the bonding theme, the golden topic that made the change. We believe this tool can become an inspiration for all creative teachers that want to work effectively with their learners.

Here are our project course description CLICK_shared_courses  and the course outputs.

1. The project ex-post tests. The file includes an interview to check the applicants knowledge about the LLP programme, the ERASMUS programme and the Grundtvig sub-programme, an English language test and an ICT test. CLICK_Test

2. The project Logo. The file includes the drafts we designed with the collaboration of our learners and the reprocessing of the logo the partners selected (designed by our Spanish partner)  CLICK_Logo

3. The project poster. The file includes the poster drafts we produced with the collaboration of our learners. The third is the selected one. In addition the file contains a translated version of the poster, done as an English language exercise. CLICK_Poster

4. The project cooking lab. The files are the result of one of our cooking lab. CLICK_lab_cooking1  CLICK_lab_cooking2

5. The project recipe collection. The file contains our selection of old recipes. CLICK_Old_recipes

6. The project 6 ingredients recipe. The file was created to support the Romanian partner output: a game on the topic. CLICK_6_ingredients_recipe

7. The project food and art research. To explore the link between art and food, in our classroom, we choose to work on cinema. Surfing the Internet we found a lot of “food films”. At the end we decided to focus on our favorite food-on-film moments of all time. The file contains our top-ten. CLICK_food-film

8. The project Memory game.  To exercise our English and our ICT abilities we designed a “Food Memory game”. We found and bought the pictures on a stock photography community and used “Pages” to implement it. The game is made of thirty cards and it is a template: it can be easily modified and implemented. CLICK_Memory_card

9. The project Post-it. The file contains the template for the Cooking Post-it we produced with the collaboration of our learners. We chose the template on Pages and we selected some kitchen objects. We looked for the translation on the Internet and filled the file. CLICK_postit

10. The project blog selection. Looking for the best cooking blogs on the Internet, we followed two directions. We surfed: 1. blogs in English (with the supporto of translation tools, in particolar Google translator) 2. blogs in Italian. The file contains our selection. CLICK_Food_Blog_research

11. The project Memories: a collection of memories of our students and their friends. Memories of old recipes, past habits, grandmothers sayings, scent of sage, onion and vinegar, summer evenings, secret and quiet agreements. CLICK_Memories

12. The project Follow the potato research. Follow the Potato is a symbolic name for the light “research” on how different cultures use potato in their national cuisines. This is our contribution to the project research.  CLICK_Follow_the_potato

13. The project Bluebook newsletter. CLICK-newsletter_BB

14. The project Bluebook SWOT. CLICK_SWOT_BB