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This project focuses on the journey of a group of seafarers from the Mediterranean to the Asian region during the 1400s. It is an interactive reality game that will involve Mathematics, simple Economics and History, and require students to use different types of intelligence.

Teachers will set up an online library for students to research the conditions of this period and for teachers to carve out the scenarios. Students can negotiate and collaborate with each other as how best to tackle the task or resolve the problem at hand using a forum (real time or via internet). At the end of the journey students will share with each other the outcomes of their journey on a common platform for all to view.
 
 
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Cultural Kaleidoscope 2007
One of the AEC Award winning projects at the 6th AEC-NET Conference, the Cultural Kaleidoscope involves the bringing together of students from schools from schools in both Asia and Europe for a one-week conference in Kuala Lumpur from 4 to 10 March 2007. Each school will identify 5 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 some local craftwork and learn to play some 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.
 
 
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Food Taboos
Groups of 6-8 students from at least two AEC schools will fix a period of virtual homestay with focus on food taboos. The host (3-4 students from one school) will provide information on the different food taboos existing in their country. After the exchange of information, the host will select a particular food taboo to adopt, and will practise the adopted food taboo for 3 days. During the 3 days, the participants are required to keep a diary and reflection log to record their lifestyle changes and any possible emotional ups and downs.

Upon experiencing the lifestyle of adopting the chosen food taboo, the participants will then be able to understand better the physical, mental and emotional changes that their overseas partners live with. The participants will finally develop a mock dish of the forbidden food for their overseas partners in order for them to attempt to prepare the dish.
 
 
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Mastering Media - The Sequel
One of the AEC Award winning projects at the 6th AEC-NET Conference. This project is aimed at mainly senior high school students (16-19-year-olds). Young people spend a lot of their free time watching movies, as was revealed in our survey from last year. Are films just ‘chewing gum for the eyes' or are young people equipped to interpret and analyse the messages they are sent through this entertaining medium? Young people need to learn how to access, analyse, and evaluate media more effectively. Most importantly, they need to be guided to be critical about the information overload surrounding them, not just print but visual messages, too, since in today's virtual reality and computer simulations "seeing is not believing".

Today's technologies frequently make it difficult for us to discern illusion from reality, fact from fiction. Responsible citizens need to possess the ability to question the accuracy and authenticity of information in all its forms. The students will see some films from new cultures, instead of the overflow of mass produced Hollywood films. Students are then given tools to analyse films and to spot national stereotypes and how not to let them guide their thinking and interpretation. Analysing a globally popular film together will help students identify the values and ideologies these films try to persuade them to buy into. The teachers will then provide the worksheets and instructions to guide students through the project tasks.
 
 
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When Nature Calls
The restroom, toilet, commode, porcelain throne or simply the loo. No matter what we call it, it is a device which is so dear to us, because we need it everyday. Other than serving the community by meeting our basic needs, restrooms also encompass technological marvels based on the facilities available today. Upon closer observations, it allows us to expand our knowledge and understanding of the culture of a particular country or city based on the way the restrooms are being managed.

Through this project, participants will get to know what it is like to be in a differently-structured restroom with the exchange of experiences and information with their overseas partners. Students will also actively participate in the discussions and develop new initiatives or ideas to improve on the current layout, structures and facilities of restrooms.
 
 
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Young Diplomats
This project will try to establish the link between different kinds of celebrations in Asia and Europe. It will help to know and understand better the spirit of cultural manners and bring students from Asia and Europe closer to each other through the process of self presentation and studying different traditions. It will help the students to understand better their own traditions and historical/cultural roots as well.

Schools put photo-reportages of national holidays to a website, and the selected ‘international ambassadors' of each school, collaborating with the embassies, will make multimedia presentations of the different celebrations for one publishing, as well as conduct actual celebrations at the school.
 
 
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