Our goal as teachers want is to prepare our students for the diverse world we live in. Our society is varied, so it's important for teachers to promote understanding and acceptance in the classroom. Teaching students to be empathetic and open-minded can benefit both them and society.
The new edition of the course “Diversity in the classroom: teaching tolerance and overcoming prejudices and discrimination” took place in Tenerife from 22/10/2023 to 28/10/2023. We were a very “diverse” group, with Milena and Melanie from Ludwig-Dürr-Schule Friedrichshafen in Germany, Máté from Újpesti Karinthy Frigyes Magyar-Angol Két Tanítási Nyelvű Általános Iskola in Hungary Francesca and Paola from Liceo Issel in Italy, Anni and Anja from Ylikiimingin koulu in Finland, Peter and Carina from Staatliches Studienseminar Mainz in Germany, Nikolaos, Konstantinia and Isidoros from GEL NEAS ARTAKIS in Greece, Przemyslaw from Maritime University of Szczecin in Poland.
The initial step in the course involved delving into the idea of identity. Teachers participated in a hands-on activity where they visually expressed their own identity by drawing portraits. One half of the portrait depicted their physical appearance, while the other half represented their inner qualities and values. This exercise led to discussions about how our identities can shape our view of the world and others.
Welcome to the ELA Blog. Here you will find articles and photos of our courses and have a look at the topics addressed during the week in Bologna, Palermo and Tenerife. You will also have the chance to take a peek at our projects and check out what we have been up to.