Baroque in Glocal Postmodern Approach is a project and a Learning Scenario made for “The European Schoolnet Academy” in Brussels, Belgium, specifically for the Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage course, through 5 Modules of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

The aim of the lesson Baroque in Glocal Postmodern Approach is to show students how to use the learning platform and digital archives for their research, encouraging them to internationally cooperate (Global), while holding the cultural identity (Local) – thus encouraging GLOCAL innovation.





The topic Baroque in Glocal Postmodern Approach is an interdisciplinary lesson for Cultural History Heritage subject in Secondary Crafts School (3rd graders – 17 year old students) and for English Language subject in Advanced group (5th graders – 11 year old students and one 8th grader – 13 year old) of Primary school Ivan Goran Kovacic (Slavonski Brod, Croatia), all done by Ph.D. Vesna Srnic.

It is a kind of Vertical education as well as Glocal (Global+Local) integral and innovative approach to curriculum.

Although the Europeana digital resources haven’t fit in all necessities for our presentations (there is evident lack of paintings of some great masters in archives, as well as examples of Baroque architecture), we helped ourselves with Baroque heritage of our town – Slavonski Brod (the Franciscan Holy Trinity Monastery).

Secondary school students learned the main features of the Baroque style, historical, sociological and economic context of the epoch in Europe and Croatia. They learned how to use the Project-Based Learning, how to collaborate and create Power Point Presentations with all the digital materials from the Europeana platform and their added albums of photographs taken in the Monastery.
Primary school students learned how to search the Europeana platform archives, how to find the Baroque painting and how to digitize it in an art programme and thus make a Postmodern Art interpretation. They talked about their experiments and practiced Mobile Learning.












PhD. Vesna Srnic, Research fellow/Media-Via editor/NGO ARTHEA’s president