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European Innovative Teaching Award
Projekts

MOST ‘Bridges Between Openness, Respect and Identity'

School: I Spoleczne Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im Unii Europejskiej w Zamosciu

MOST ‘Bridges Between Openness, Respect and Identity' - Poland

Topic(s) addressed

  • Identity crisis in EU societies 
  • inclusion and exclusion mechanisms 
  • European values and their role in identity building 
  • Identity boundaries and transgressions
  • Intercultural communication 
  • Hate speech 
  • Stereotypes and prejudices 

Target groups

  • over 75 secondary school students aged 16-19 
  • over 20 teachers 
  • different cultural backgrounds

Methodologies

  • The project combined multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, history, foreign language, globalisation, IT) going beyond the formal education curriculum. 

It used:

  • Experiential learning method 
  • Activating learning and teaching methods: group work, simulation, role play, discussion, brainstorming, material analysis, case study, games 
  • Coaching elements: gaining knowledge through experience, referring to realities, open problems, reflecting, analysing 
  • Presentation methods: film, demonstration combined with experience.

Environments

  • Comprehensive development of students with respect for their dignity, outlook and individuality as the project’s and the school’s objectives.
  • Good organisation made it possible to involve the community in project activities. 
  • An innovative (content, form) and holistic nature of the project: workshops, excursions, lectures, extracurricular activities and their inclusion in the educational programme 
  • The project results were recommended as didactic materials to be used in classes shaping soft skills and social sensitivity in the area of cultural identity borders.

Teachers

  • Teachers and pupils swapped roles (mutual learning). 
  • Teachers designed educational space for pupils, triggered their creativity and encouraged them to search for the answers to their own questions boosting motivation. 
  • They strengthened cooperation, including that between pupils and teachers. 
  • Strove for continuous development and showed an attitude of critical thinking. 
  • They developed pedagogical competencies in the implementation and dissemination of intercultural education and ICT skills.

Impact

All participants learnt: 

  • about how cultural differences determine behaviour and how to work in a multicultural environment
  • how to cope with ambiguous and problematic situations
  • how to react to "hate speech" cases, 
  • to respect the values of other people and cultures while caring for their own identity established positive intercultural relations 
  • Institutions acquired methods to promote the idea of intercultural education adding it to their curricula, 
  • They built a network of contacts and international cooperation. 
  • The local community became involved in the school’s life promoting multiculturalism, which now translates into attitudes towards war refugees.

Ieinteresētās personas

Koordinatori

I SPOŁECZNE LICEUM IM. UNII EUROPEJSKIEJ W ZAMOŚCIU

Adrese
Poland

1st EPA.L ORESTIADAS

Adrese
Greece

GEWERBLICHE SCHULE SCHWÄBISCH HALL

Adrese
Germany

ISTITUTO D’ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE "L. da Vinci - Nitti"

Adrese
Italy