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Enhancing awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms

Intercultural understanding and diversity pdf
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This Pestalozzi training unit focuses on how competences for the 21stcentury can be nurtured in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Relevant educational activities from the Council of Europe’s TASKs for Democracy (Mompoint-Gaillard & Lázár, 2015) are adapted and supplemented by other activities to be implemented in pre- and in-service teacher education. The idea is that participating teachers can use these activities in their lessons with primary and secondary school students.

The aim of the activities include strengthening the participants’ intercultural understanding and understanding of their own culture, promoting confident, appropriate and creative communication strategies and engaging in reflection on their own learning and practice.

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To cite this resource: Burner, T. (2016).Using TASKs for Democracy to enhance awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms. In Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme Training Units.

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