AMORES, a two year participatory action learning project, worked with ten teachers and over 400 students to learn how creativity and ICT could empower students and increase engagement with literature. It focused on improving literature learning across Europe, aiming to improve students’ engagement with literature through a participatory methodology based on interactive and collaborative use of ICT. The project is funded by the European Union.

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Janet Hetherington, from the Creative Communities Unit, worked with partners in Greece, Croatia, the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Poland to deliver workshops looking at ways to increase students’ engagement with and knowledge of literature

Key findings included the crucial role of collaboration and interactivity – students were put at the centre of their own learning by making their own e-artifacts to share.

Check out the AMORES website for a simple overview of the methodology, a technology selection report and examples from six European countries.

As part of the project we will be developing the digital literacies of both students and teachers through the creation of e-artefacts, critical reflection on their production and their use in social participation. The project is being delivered and funded with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.  To find out more about the AMORES programme please visit: 

Watch the video below of an AMORES Project Meeting in Lodz (Poland) that took place on 15-16 June 2015. The video features testimonials from the representatives of project partner institutions as well as footage from the visit at ABiS School4Child.