Big steps towards peace and tolerance (Mevlana Prize)

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This project is aimed at helping to create a better, more peaceful world where people are more tolerant, and understanding of differences, perceiving instead the richness of all humanity!

Teachers and students involved in this project worked on avoiding their stereotyped thoughts that are coming from the past. They aimed at discovering similarities and differences in the field of life style, cultural life, cuisine, religion, family life, folk dances, folk songs, etc. The project opened a door of the other cultures for the teachers and students through comprehensive collaborative activities.

Students learned from each other by studying national fairy tale heroes and performing the folk dances and songs of each other countries. They wrote common European stories, poems and mottos on peace and tolerance and exchanged handwritten letters and collect facts about partner countries and create a joint “peace and tolerant monument. They also prepared a multilingual dictionary and develop their imagination by drawings and paintings. All the project outcomes were published in the form of an eBook.

The project founders on the stage of the eTwinning Prizes, with the Turkish National Support Service (NSS) representative

The project founders on the stage of the eTwinning Prizes, with the Turkish National Support Service (NSS) representative

Jury Said

A very good project which will make students think more about what they are and what they do and say. The strength of this project is the involvement of students in activities, through transnational teams. Students have shared their productions, successfully interacted with partner students and engaged in collaborative work. The students were very active in collaboration with their partners.

More information on the project profile and Twinspace.

PROJECT DETAILS

Founders
Ünsal Saper (Fevzi Çakmak Ortaokulu, Turkey)
Nuria Font (Escola Sagrada Familia, Spain)

Partners
Agnieszka Witkowska: Gimnazjum z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Jana Pawła II (Glinianka, Poland)
Anna Catharina Campman: Hovseter skole (Oslo, Norway)
Cristina Ramalho: Escola Secundária de Casquilhos (Barreiro, Portugal)
Danuta Idzikowska: Gimnazjum z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Jana Pawła II (Glinianka, Poland)
Hellen Mosialou: 4th Junior high school of Volos (Volos, Greece)
Vassiliki Fotinopoulou: 4th Junior high school of Volos (Volos, Greece)

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