DIVERSE (Erasmus+ Project)

Project reference: 612178-EPP-1-2019-1-EL-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Coordinators
: Action Synergy SA
Budget: 624 958,28 €
Duration: 01/12/19 – 01/12/2021
UdG Project Coordinator: Dr. Jordi Freixenet

ABSTRACT

 

DIVERSE is an Erasmus+ project that will improve the management of diversity in the classroom and especially in classrooms with an increased number of children with refugee/ migrant or minority background (multicultural schools).

 

The first specific objective of the project is to support teachers and educators that are teaching in multicultural schools (school with an increased number of children with refugee/ migrant/ minority background) to develop their skills in order to promote effectively in the classroom. The second specific objective is the improvement of the social inclusion of children with refugee/ migrant or minority background in their classroom and in the society more generally. The project will focus both in elementary and secondary schools.

 

The project is based on storytelling, which implies a lot of emotional involvement and allows teachers and students to understand better the different cultures, and aims to adapt and upscale three methods of telling a story: Drama in Education, activities based on fairy and folk tales and Digital Storytelling. The training of teachers on how to use these three methods of storytelling in order to promote diversity in their classroom will allow both the improvement of the intercultural competencies of the teachers and the change of attitudes of the whole classroom. This in return will contribute to the improvement of the social inclusion of the children from refugee/ migrant/ minority backgrounds.

 

The main activities of the project are designed in order to provide to the teachers the necessary tools in order to be able to deal with diversity in their classroom and create learning environments that will promote the effective social inclusion of all the children in a multicultural classroom.

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