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SORAPS 3rd General Project Meeting in Salamanca, Spain, April 2018

SORAPS 3rd General Project Meeting in Salamanca, Spain, April 2018

Meetings
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…
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Feedback from teachers in the Teacher Training Course in Salamanca

Feedback from teachers in the Teacher Training Course in Salamanca

Meetings, News, Results
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)
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Announcement for the participation in the SORAPS Training Course hosted by the University of Salamanca (USAL)

Announcement for the participation in the SORAPS Training Course hosted by the University of Salamanca (USAL)

News, Newsletter, Workshops
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…
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SORAPS Project presented during annual conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Education Media E.V. in Augsburg

SORAPS Project presented during annual conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Education Media E.V. in Augsburg

Conferences, Dissemination
The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was officially invited by the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IGSBi) to the Annual Conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research On Textbooks And Educational Media present EU projects related to Religious Education. Never, as in the year of the Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, addressing the important and often neglected topic “Religion and Educational Media” has proved so relevant. The numerous proposals and the pleasing number of more than 60 participants, were further proofs of the importance of the topic. Within this context, the IERS – Intercultural Education through Religious Studies project and its successor, the SORAPS – Study of Religions against Prejudice and Stereotypes have been presented and greatly appreciated by…
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Report of the second SORAPS Project meeting Augsburg (Germany)

Report of the second SORAPS Project meeting Augsburg (Germany)

Meetings
The second SORAPS project meeting took place in Augsburg (Germany) last October, with the participation of all the consortium partners. The summit marked the definitive transition from the IERS to the SORAPS, other than an opportunity to assess all the project activities implemented and the working processes carried out so far, especially those involved with a greater engagement of the partner schools. The IO1 (Guidelines on Stereotypes and Prejudices on Religions) finalization was also assessed, with the consortium partners committing to bringing it up to date with new insights throughout the life-cycle of the project. The IO2 (i.e. the Teachers Training Course) was also thoroughly discussed, and its curriculum, the topics addressed, and the training materials, schedules and activities to be done by teachers during the course were revised accordingly.…
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