Project name: Pupils for Innovation as a key to intercultural dialogue and social inclusion_ P.IN.O.K.I.O.project
Project framework: LLP COMENIUS Multilateral
Project Duration: 24 months
Project coordinator: Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi, Italy
Project website: http://www.pinokioproject.eu/
Partner countries: Belgium, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Target group: teachers of nursery and primary schools, cultural operators, migrant and non- migrant children and their families
• Support innovation in pedagogical approaches to using children’ literature, creativity and ICT tools;
• Enhance the quality of preschool and primary school teaching in Europe;
• Enable preschool and primary school teachers to work better in a multi ethnic class
and combat social exclusion;
• Increase and improve in preschool and primary pupils the development of
transversal keys competences to foster intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and
• Enable the development of key-competences necessary for the pupils’ future
personal and professional development and for active European citizenship;
• Enable and improve mutual understanding and participation at school among
teachers, migrant and non-migrant children and their families.
The project “P.IN.O.K.I.O. – aims at promoting intercultural dialogue and creativity against social exclusion using literature and children’s stories from different cultures as well as web 2.0 tools in order to create a methodology for teachers of nursery schools or primary schools to improve intercultural dialogue among children and their families through school activities.
The methodology has a bottom-up approach where the teachers receive inputs and tools to use the semantic value of the children’s literature to involve children in the process of creating meaning. The project ultimate goal is that literature of different countries, including that of migrant children, is compared, combined and (re)created according to cultural contexts, personal experiences and new landscapes that are transforming quickly and that need to be shaped in a more positive way. The web tools: blogs, podcasts and movies have been selected as a strategy to access and work on children literature contents and as support to teachers’ experimentation for P.IN.O.K.I.O. educational innovation framework. These tools are used for planning, producing and sharing stories among the schools involved in the project. Creativity Labs and Intercultural Workshops where used to test the P.IN.O.K.I.O. methodology while the educational program includes storytelling and participatory approaches mediated by ICT educational technologies as well as specific knowledge to plan and assess learning outcomes in terms of key competences. In the PINOKIO project methodological approach, knowledge is acquired in a practical context of professional learning for teachers.
Link to the educational resources: http://www.pinokioproject.eu/node/6