THIMUN QATAR, DOHA, 22-26 JANUARY 2018
Model UN Conference
Fifteen students of the IIS “GA Pichedda” participated in the THIMUN Qatar 2018.
Project coordinator, Prof. Maria Giuliana Demurtas
English Teacher, Prof. Annalisa Marongiu
What is the MUN?
The MUN aims to be an authentic simulation of the United Nations – complete with Security Council, General Assembly, an ECOSOC committee as well as a wide range of other sub-committees, a Secretariat headed by the Secretary General, a Press Corp and of course the delegates.
For the duration of a Model United Nations conference, every participant or ‘delegate’ represents a member state of the United Nations in one of the committees of the UN system.
Delegates representing the same state together form a ‘delegation’. In their individual committees, delegates engage in debate on a wide range of topics, relating to issues as diverse as international peace and security, economic cooperation and development, human rights or the protection of the environment.
The ultimate objective of every delegate is to produce, lobby support for, debate and ultimately have passed a resolution on one of the topic areas within their committee.
By the MUN experience students learn how to research foreign policy, prepare speeches, and write UN resolutions; at the conference they learn about the perspectives of different countries, how to make speeches on the spot, and negotiate with other delegates to find global solutions.
By the end of your MUN conference, students will have improved their skills in research, public speaking, debate, negotiation, and diplomacy. These are skills that will help them throughout school, college, their career, and the rest of the life.
The objective of MUN conferences is to find global solutions to global problems.
The MUN conferences bring students together from around the world to learn and share ideas from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. The conference attracts around 1700 participants from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The conference venue is the beautiful Qatar National Convention Center.
It is a virtual company animated by students, which performs a network market activity (ecommerce) and refers to a real company (company tutor) that is the reference model to be emulated in every phase or business life cycle.
The teaching methodology naturally uses:
learning by doing,
Simulated Training Company constituting a valid tool for the acquisition of skills that can be used in the labour market. The students, with the simulated training company, are real young entrepreneurs and acquire the spirit of initiative and entrepreneurship with the basic cognitive tools in the economic and financial field.
This is an experience that can be useful in all fields of study, if you consider it as a tool for guiding the choices of students who, even after a university career, have the aspiration of being part of a company.
The IFS uses the IT platforms in order to set up telematic networks able to support the training courses addressed to the students of the schools that are part of it.
The system allows the creation of virtual companies on the network that simulate all the actions related to specific areas of any business activity.
The IFS activity started in November 2017; participating students are the 3^E class Administration, Finance and Marketing, coordinating by Prof. Rita Murdeu, teacher of Economy; The students simulated the activities of a tourism services company.
The past 10th of May, Mr Juan Antonio Garrido Chinchilla, engenier in telecomunications and father of one of our students, was assessoring us to achieve an effective communication and difusion of our project. We will count with his help in the use of last generation tools.
His collaboration will be centred in three lines of work:
From this lines we want to thank him for his implication in our project
We are almost ready for M2 Meeting in Budapest ¡¡¡
One of the activities that we are going to develop is the creation of a podcast with Interviews to the coordinators done by the Hungarian students through podcast technology.
The results will be uploaded to the proyect website. Each centre has to take to Budapest the interview which will be sent to coordinators in advance.
The questions will be sent in advance to the coordinators so they can prepare them and you can download them here.
Interview Form has been elaborated by Spanish and Hungarian students in a collaborative Activity
The SSCNK in Bucharest is the first public economy school founded in Romania. More than 900 students attend the courses given by 70 teachers specialized in different subjects according to the Vocational Training curricula in the accounting, commerce, tourism and administration branches, level F3 (which would be equivalent to a higher education training cycle).
Since 2007, SSCNK has implemented secondary and post-secondary school education within the COMINTER program for technicians in international trade, level + F3.
At the local level, SSCNK has a good relationship with the circle-confederation of entrepreneurs, being authorized to give training courses, many of our teachers have participated in these programs; We collaborate with the Bucharest School Inspection by participating in a pilot program on innovation and quality of education in VET;
But our main strength is the network of collaboration with the Academy of Economic Studies and the circle of entrepreneurs.
Our students from the beginning of their training carry out internships in some of the centers or companies that make up the previous entities. A high percentage is finally working on them.
We are a center of reference in the field of educational innovation in professional training both nationally and internationally.
The SSCNK has collaborated with the National Center for the Development of Professional and Technological Education to develop VET curricula and evaluation standards within the LLP-TOI COMINTER and EURO-AST projects. In addition to these, SSCNK is a training center in the national network of economic secondary schools COMECOPART and in the international NETINVET network.
Our teachers have extensive experience in international projects, a high level of English and motivation
necessary to carry this type of projects.
Aspects of the center’s methodology that contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives:
1) Innovative educational practices: The school is one of the first Romanian centers to organize fairs of training companies. It is a reference center in the promotion of entrepreneurship in Romania. Nationally awarded for projects developed by students in the economic area.
2) Acquisition of key competences: Digital competence. The teaching staff has experience in educational software development.
3) In addition, experience in international projects is provided.
Brief description of our experience in relevant areas of this project:
The constant and efficient participation in international projects has
demonstrated the good experience of our organization in the management of projects and the achievement of results in the educational process.
Our students and teachers participated in the development of projects in areas of economic science for which they were
awarded in various national competitions.
The school “Nicolae Kretzulescu” is one of the first organizers of fairs of training companies in our country and is also a reference center when promoting entrepreneurship and its introduction in Romanian schools.
Other skills and knowledge of the key people of our team for this project is that they have been tutors of VET teachers in secondary schools, tutors for the pedagogical training of university students who aspire to be future teachers, authors of textbooks and other materials curricula for the scientific area, educational software developers, international project coordinators, members of national and international networks, doctoral students in science
Where is SSCNK?
Bosa, where is located our educational center “GA Pischedda”, is a tourist city in the province of Oristano, on the northwest coast of Sardinia. This area has great environmental and natural resources; this magnificent heritage, is not really taken advantage of, due to the lack of synergies between different sectors.
The province is in a difficult socioeconomic condition as shown by a study: “L’Analisi Territorial e socioeconomica della Provincia di Oristano “published by SIL, in relation to the main indicators related to demography, the education, wealth, business productivity structure, tourism.
It is a general secondary school, consisting of 96 teachers, 57 people working in administration, assistants or technicians; the number of students is 600, the age range is between 14-19; It includes several itineraries: Classic; Scientific; Administration, finance and marketing technician.
It also offers Vocational Training in two families: Restoration and hotel accommodation; Farming, has a boarding school and a small farm. The socioeconomic profile of the students is low.
Many of our teachers have been working throughout their lives in this place. They need to face other realities, the dynamism of Europe and the world, requires us to be able to compare our methodological approach to teaching and to renew our work and life practices. A very large number of our students have never left Sardinia.
If we can not modernize our education system, the only thing we can share will be poverty and backwardness. Investment in education and training is undoubtedly the best way to promote development and well-being for all. The Cultural exchange multiplies knowledge and wealth.
Hence, since 2011, we established as a priority the internationalization of our curriculum through participation in numerous international programs.
With our participation in this project we want to initiate a new educational form oriented to:
Our educational center has its own strategic plan synthesized in two objectives:
Where is GA Pischedda ?