Mein Haus der europäischen Geschichte: Zusammen auseinander. Mobilität in Zeiten von COVID-19. Die Geschichte von Carole.

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Fifteen people from Italy, Romania and Sweden, at different stages of their lives, share how the lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions changed their daily lives following the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.

Carole’s Story

This article is dedicated to Carole, an Italian teacher who shares her story about the obstacles she dealt with during quarantine in Italy. How can you possibly teach sculpture remotely? It sounds impossible! Carole Peia, from Italy, recalls the challenges she faced as an art teacher. She really had to reinvent her teaching methods and adapt the teaching materials she used in all her classes during the pandemic. The results, however, amazed not only her but also her students.

Through the online classes she held during quarantine, Carole found it difficult in the beginning to teach her class online. Nonetheless, later on, she found it rather rewarding, since her students started to find new creative ways to complete their projects. This entire process made them more organized, strengthened their imagination and equipped them with new sets of skills.

Although there were several challenges they had to overcome day by day, the students quickly adapted to a new environment and had a creative breakthrough that helped them to focus on their designs and get to know themselves deeper.

Below you can find some of the artwork Carole’s class created during the lockdown, while studying from home:

The road has not been easy, sometimes the lack of creativity made its appearance, but the outcome and lesson was more important: In life, you do not need a lot to be happy. Staying at home was an opportunity for Carole and her students to explore new insights and see everyday things through a different angle, noticing details that were invisible before.

If you are curious to learn more, watch Carole tell her story in the interview she gave for ‘Together apart’ in June 2021. You can pick the subtitles of the language of your preference.

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Geschrieben von Ioanna Mavridou

Ioanna hat einen Bachelor-Abschluss in Übersetzung von der Ionischen Universität in Korfu und arbeitet mit juristischen, medizinischen und technischen Übersetzungen. Als Sprach- und Kommunikationsbegeisterte absolviert sie derzeit ihren Master in Kommunikation an der Universität Göteborg in Schweden und studiert auch in Richtung einer Social Media & Digital Marketing Zertifizierung. Sie ist Praktikantin für Kommunikation beim Referat Terminologiekoordinierung des Europäischen Parlaments.