The idea behind this project is to sensitize young people to the importance of negotiating meanings through dialogue – a challenging task, doubly so because when intercultural encounters occur at a young age it not only requires a linguistic skill to communicate with your foreign partner but also an attitude of openness and flexibility, which usually comes with age.
The critical incidents will be published in the students’ blogs,
as the project develops and will be based on the students’ own experiences. They could be used as teaching and learning resources for developing cultural competence, multiple perspectives, empathy and tolerance of difference. At the end of the project, each country will select five stories to turn into learning resources for intercultural education. These will be published here, in this blog.