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Pinokio

Written by Davide Calenda on woensdag 27 oktober 2010 09:33
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The use of children'' literature for implementng intercultural projects is not so diffused in Europe. Besides, there is not an European network on pupils' literature, though several countries are active in this field. A fairy tale or a fable can enhance the intercultural approach as an active and creative processes. The combinaton of more fairy tales and fables can enhance intercultural and learning dialogue. ICT's can be used to support a work on literature in creative way, which ultimate goal is that the literature of different countries, including that of migrant children, is compared, combined and (re)created according to cultural contexts, personal experiences and moral landscapes that are transforming fastly and need to be shaped in a more positive way.

Characteristics

Country Italy
Coverage local
Number of users 1000-5000
Project website http://www.pinokioproject.eu/
Status pilot
Context & focus EU Comenius project involving pre-school and primary school children, teachers and parents to promote intercultural dialogue against social exclusion of immigrants
Issue & target group addressed Need to promote intercultural dialogue against social exclusion of migrants involving pre-school and primary school children, teachers and parents
Web 2.0 supported intervention and intended impact Combine story telling (fables) with new media to co-create narratives that allow for discussing and better understanding of processes of social exclusion
Web 2.0 technologies used Weblogs, ebooks, podcasts, slideshare and other tools for producing and sharing stories
Main problems encountered Promoting co-creation in a school environment where traditionally the teacher is expected to mediate content and assess learning achievements.
Lessons learned / advice Combining traditional story telling (fables) with new media provides fertile ground for pedagogical innovation, e.g. co-creation of narratives allows for discussing and better understanding of processes such as social exclusion.

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