Education in the Literary Museum

  • Project Status
    Ended
  • Execution period
    2020ongoing
  • Project lead Assoc. Prof. Elka Traykova, PhD
  • Financing
    Outside

The project was implemented jointly with the National Literary Museum.

Research Team (Institute for Literature): Assoc. Prof. Penka Vatova, Assoc. Prof. Elka Dimitrova, Senior Asst. Prof. Georgi Gospodinov

NLM Team: Atanas Kapralov, Sonya Kiritsova, Dr. Milena Katosheva

The main goal of the project is to provoke students to upgrade the required knowledge of Bulgarian literature, to discover new, unknown and intriguing facts about the life and work of Bulgarian writers in their museum houses. By accumulating additional knowledge based on modern approaches in literary studies, combined with technological innovations in their acquisition and through interdisciplinary interaction between scientists, teachers and museum professionals, to create lasting interest in literary classics, reading and interpreting of literary texts. The project practically connects science and education, offers opportunities to make the learning process more interesting, to stimulate creative thinking and imagination of students. As part of the project, interest-based creative teams create multimedia products, studying the life and creative biographies of the writers with the help of a series of lectures illustrated by artifacts and archival materials stored in the museum space. Students are also given the opportunity not only to get to know the digital collections, virtual libraries and exhibitions of the Institute for Literature, but also to develop their ideas for creating presentations, short films or other multimedia products. The most interesting as literary plots and the best as technical implementation student projects will be published on the website of the Education with Science Program of the Ministry of Education and Science.

The project provides maximum freedom for exchange of information and ideas between professionals, teachers and students and thus shows a model of modern integration between classical methods in the educational process, modern technologies and modern approaches to the study of Bulgarian literature.