OTHERNESS: TEACHING DIVERSITY TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP
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Is it possible to teach the values of understanding and respecting diversities to help young people to become responsible citizens?
Could teachers sensitize them to overcoming prejudices and promote cultural differences, intercultural dialogue and active citizenship?
The second training course of the project OTHERNESS held in Greece from 16th to 20th October. Participants were really proactive: they worked with others and shared their personal experiences. A good group atmosphere was created and activities were found really interesting and helpful among the participants.
The agenda was structured with the first day of introduction and getting to know each other.
The following days were organised with the implementation of some of the activities and the explanation of others.
It was impossible to implement the whole 48 activities, so each partner presented and put into practice part of the resources they created. They did it counting on the feedback received from teachers after implementing the activities the past year.
Out of the 9 teachers from each country, one had already implemented the activities during the past year and it was really enriching the fact that they shared the experiences and the way they adapted the activities with their students and some of the problems faced and how they resolved them.
The most innovative part of the training course was the fact that one of the resources was done by students of a Greek school where they have been implementing the activities during this scholastic year.
OTHERNESS is financed by Erasmus+ Key Activity 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for school education with the aim to educate students to show tolerance, express and understand different viewpoints, negotiate with the ability to create confidence and feel empathy.
The partnership holds together 4 organisations: