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ICT as a tool for intercultural and media education
Start date: Jul 15, 2014, End date: Jul 14, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The title of the project is: ICT AS A TOOL FOR INTERCULTURAL AND MEDIA EDUCATION 1.THEMATIC FIELD OF THE TRAINING is general in-service training and it involves: Active citizenship, ICT-Information and communication technologies, Inclusive approaches, Pedagogy and Didactics, School improvement and quality evaluation, School management and school autonomy, Education management and project management, European citizenship and European dimension. 2.MAIN LANGUAGE used for the training is English. 3.PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS: School and pre-school education, involving Pre-Primary and Primary schools 4. TARGET AUDIENCE is: Teachers( Pre-school, Primary, Secondary,Vocational, Adult, Special needs) 5. OBJECTIVES: The consequences of contemporary pluralist society create culturally challenging educational environment in EU. It is recognized that there is a need for methodology and pedagogical strategies of Intercultural education that are consistent with both local realities and European space exploring the comparative view on various common and cross-cultural issues. The participants will work with sensitiveness to individual differences, in order to be prepared to meet different cultures. Various media will be used to reflect cultural diversity and explore numerous sociocultural similarities and differences in order to develop cultural identity. Media belongs to everyday life of young people, so the use of digital media as a learning tool provides extra motivation for students and is based on their interests and everyday realities. Thus, digital media in intercultural education determines the focus on values, attitudes, critical thinking and consciousness rising of students rather than simply on knowledge acquisition. This learning experience not only improves intercultural educational practice but supports and empowers both national and European community. 6.METHODOLOGY: The course uses a variety of methodologies, with the emphasis on variety and interactive learning approaches: -Aspects of cultural diversity in education -ICT tools in intercultural education -Methodology of developing media literacy( still and moving images and digital books) in the teaching and learning processes Developing computer literacy by the use of e. learning platform, interactive boards and the digital books( "The cloud") -Seforms. Video clips, slides and other visual media are used to illustrate aspects of cross-cultural communication and working styles 7.FOLLOW UP-By the end of the course, participants will: -Have good understanding of the key conceptual frameworks of the intercultural field -Be able to incorporate intercultural elements into their own areas of training -Have critical understanding of the principals of intercultural and cross-cultural education and communication -Have theoretical understandings of culture and cultural diversity in the context of globalization -Understand what is cultural diversity in contexts of education policy, management, curriculum, teaching and learning -Understand and create media messages -Use ICT in education(including interactive boards) -Develop independent study skills 8.DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES: -Digital media in intercultural education, in the aspect of national educational systems: participants' presentations -Presenting the purpose of intercultural educational studies -Presentation of the Moodle platform -How to work with the interactive boards in the classroom -Intercultural competence -The cultural dimension of globalization -The management of cultural diversity in education -In-depth study of cultural diversity in an international education context -The photography as a tool in teaching and learning -Practical group work -Visit to a school class with adults from different nationalities -Presentation of practical implication of intercultural and media education in teaching and learning process, using interactive boards -Practical work: pedi-paper in Lisbon, with participants divided in groups -Presentation of the purpose of -"The cloud": dropbox virtual pen, digital book and google drive -Presentation of practical implication of intercultural and media education in teaching and learning process -Final evaluation of the course -Visit to a social center for inclusion of immigrants

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