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In the context of the global refugee crisis and the rise of populism, violent extremism and debates about integration, there is growing interest within the European educational context in developing strategies to support teachers and students in engaging in difficult ethical conversations about identity, beliefs, democratic values, diversity, belonging and violence, in order to establish a firm foundation for inclusive and tolerant schools

  1. To use the tools of philosophical enquiry to engage in complex ethical discussions about contemporary questions and to support students' capabilities in this regard.
  2. To promote peer knowledge transfer and exchange of pedagogical content, strategies and practice to support students' lived encounters with philosophical and religious thought, in particular by demonstrating how to activate a 'lived values' approach to religions and beliefs.
  3. To develop a comprehensive peer-informed skill-set for teachers that supports careful and sensitive facilitation of complex issues.
  4. To mobilise arts-based methodologies to support expression and inclusion in diverse classrooms, and to provide alternative ways of exploring and articulating ideas and experience. 
See "How to Apply" for basic assistance and guidelines on how to submit an application for a grant.


The Structure


The Summer School will support a community of practice, providing a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and practice within a structured framework.


Research suggests that it is important that children and young people be given the opportunity to discuss and critically examine these issues in safe contexts with trusted facilitators and teachers.


This website will act as a main hub of communication and for sharing and distributing preparatory material with the participants.


As a follow-up to the training course, the participants will be asked to make use of the activities they worked on during the summer school and share their work via the course's website and the TEC community of teachers.

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