The educational activities of the Fe26 project aim to highlight the usefulness and breadth of metals and consist mainly of educational programs, guided tours and routes.
The main characteristics of the educational activities are the clear objectives (cognitive, educational, psychomotor), the specific structure and duration, the engagement with a topic and the choice of specific objects that arouse the interest and research mood of the participants.
Educational program entitled “Raw material in the tool”. The content of the educational program concerns the importance of the following four metals: gold, silver, copper and iron and the reference to the metallurgy of antiquity but also to aspects of art in the modern era through presentation – discussion, with visual and tactile stimuli during of the program. The aim of the educational program is to familiarize the participants with metals as raw materials and with aspects of the art of metallurgy from antiquity to the present, but also to connect with Art.
Educational tour entitled “Hephaestus on Hephaestus” The content of the tour concerns the connection of ancient metallurgy with this art in recent years through presentation – discussion, and visual and tactile stimuli during the tour. Aim of the educational tour is the acquaintance of the participants with aspects of the history of metallurgy related to the area of the historical center of Athens.
Cultural heritage is a great resource for humanity.
The great importance of educational programs lies in the fact that they are associated with informal, experiential education as opposed to formal education, which is provided within the formal education system. Educational tours are limited duration walking tours of places of particular cultural importance or different cultural attractions of a local community, to observe and seek the knowledge they can offer. In particular, educational programs in museums and educational tours in relevant places are basic tools for approaching the public.
The basic idea of education as it correlates with cultural heritage is to provide opportunities to engage in experiences to acquire new ideas and skills. By coming into direct contact with cultural heritage or analyzing it, learners acquire knowledge, intellectual skills and a wider range of competences in matters such as cultural heritage conservation or social welfare.