Guidelines on Prejudices and Stereotypes about Religions

Guidelines on Prejudices and Stereotypes about Religions

News, Results
Guidelines on Prejudices and Stereotypes about Religions, the first publication produced within SORAPS project, has been published recently. The aim of the document is to illustrate, starting from the existent literature and surveys conducted in partner schools, which prejudices and stereotypes regarding religions should be addressed in schools and which training approaches are required to debunk them in a critical and scientifically informed way. The design of the training materials will be grounded on this document. Even if the contents of the document are complete, the document aims to remain living material to be reviewed and updated through the life-cyle of the Project. Guidelines are freely downloadable at the link below: SORAPS_IO1_Appendix1_V1 SORAPS_IO1_V1
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Results of the first assessment of common stereotypes in schools

Results of the first assessment of common stereotypes in schools

News
Several analyses and assessments, involving 100 students and 30 teachers from the partner schools, have been carried out over the last few months in order to design the guidelines on stereotypes and preconceptions, which will prove crucial to develop and implement the training activities for teachers. The questionnaires have shown the diversities between the point of view of the trainers and those of the students on the most common stereotypes and preconceptions, as well as on the hot topics in the interfaith and intercultural dialogue. According to the interviews with the teachers, the three main topics to be discussed are Islam, other particular issues such as religious sects and cults, and the Christianity in all its complexity. On the other hand, the analysis carried out on the students’ point of…
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FROM IERS TO SORAPS… Continuity and synergies between past and future projects

FROM IERS TO SORAPS… Continuity and synergies between past and future projects

News, Workshops
An international training course aimed at promoting the intercultural dialogue through the teaching of religion in high schools was held in Venice, from 13 to 17 March 2017. In the setup of said course, the experience gathered during the implementation of the IERS - Intercultural Education Through Religious Studies https://iers.unive.it/  project proved significantly crucial to ensure the remarkable participation of 17 teachers from all over Europe in the training activities. A wide range of theoretical and practical issues were covered, ranging from all the diverse approaches to learning religion to the different methods to use ICT in class. All the participants expressed their satisfaction towards the issues addressed and the methodologies used. This peculiar kind of learning process has been designed for the purpose of being replicated in other Member…
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