The SORAPS Project aims to strengthen the role of school teachers by planning, creating and piloting a on-line Teachers Training Course aimed to increase knowledge and skill in the field of history of religions, contemporary religious pluralism, intercultural dialogue and Digital Literacy, with a precise focus of contrasting stereotypes and prejudices concerning religions. This Course will comprise a detailed Curriculum, Training Materials and Guidelines in order to be completely transferable and scalable.
In order to ensure impact and test the efficacy of these products, upper secondary schools are involved as project partners and will provide testing teachers.
Guidelines on prejudices and stereotypes in Religions
A short publication which discusses, on the basis of existent literature and surveys in partner schools, which prejudices and stereotypes regarding religions should be engaged in schools and what training approaches are required to debunk them in a critical and scientifically informed way.
Teachers training course design
This output consists in a course curriculum together with correlated training materials. It comprises both in-presence and on-line activities, and it is construed around subjects like “The Value and Methods of Teaching History of Religions in Schools”, “Managing of Multicultural classes”, “Introduction to the Main Religious Traditions”, “Fundamentalisms and Human rights in the religious dimension”. All with a focus on contrasting Stereotypes and Prejudices.
Online Training platform
The Online Training Platform is meant to provide a virtual space dedicated to the training of the teachers. It will be equipped with information, tools, resources, exercises and activities. At the end of the experimentation with the partner schools, it will be available through open access.