The partners of the project “Study of Religions against Prejudices and Stereotypes” (SORAPS) met in Salamanca (Spain) at the Institute of Educational Sciences of the University of Salamanca for the third meeting to present their interim results and prepare the next steps. During the meeting, the partners arranged the final details of the first in-presence teacher training event (C1) that was taking place in the same time, agreed to the final version of the IO3 “Online Training Platform” basic features and on the functions and roles of the online tutors, and discussed the first ideas and possible challenges for the multiplication training events in the partner schools. Furthermore, important doubts on administrative and financial issues, still lingering among some partners (especially schools), could be completely clarified.
The partners agreed on that it was a very productive meeting for all. The next meeting will take place in December 2018 in Florence, Italy. The SORAPS project team gives thanks to the team of the GRupo de Investigación en InterAcción y eLearning (GRIAL) for hosting us so kindly and hospitably.
Some comments from the participants of the face-to-face week in Salamanca:
“A very interesting week in Salamanca with extraordinary teachers and collegues” by Elena (Italy)
“Una semana completa llena de información, intercultural, internacional, flexible sobre el estudio del fenómeno religioso y el estudio de prejuicios y estereotipos relacionados con ellas” by Ana (Spain)
“Thinking over how to adapt the very interesting contents of the course to the teaching of Language” by Alberto (Spain)
“We worked hard but it was really worth because the themes we discussed were challenging. My congratulations to everybody” by Massimo (Italy)
As the SORAPS Project enters its implementation phase, the University of Salamanca (USAL) will set up a training course to be held in two sessions: the first one, from 9th to 13th April, 2018, and the second one from 17th to 21st December, 2018. Teachers participating to this course will be able to gain a full picture of the aims and objectives of the SORAPS project, while also learning how to properly make use of the Online Platform and the other tools made available by the project. In addition, teachers will be presented with the main topics related to the aim of the project, such as Human Rights, Religious freedom, stereotypes and intercultural dialogue, and will learn the proper teaching methodologies and techniques to introduce them in class. The sessions will cover a wide array of topics and will envision frontal theoretical lessons as well as practical ones, delivered by the project partner institutions. The contents presented during the course will be deepened during the Online Training, which will constitute the follow up of the face-to-face training.
At this link a provisional syllabus of the training course. Very soon the final agenda of the training course. Stay tuned!
The closure event about the TRAILER project will take place within the International Conference TEEM’13 (Salamanca, November 14-16, 2013).
November 15th, on Friday afternoon, will be devoted to the project. First, it is programmed the presentations submitted to the track “Formal and informal learning experiences in multicultural scopes”, which is devoted to identify, share and valorise best practices and experiences (including technological and methodological issues) that focused on the development of intercultural skills and competencies in education, including both formal and informal approaches.
Finally, there will a panel discussion and the main results of the project will be presented.