Inside out - outside in. Building bridges in teacher education through encounters with diversity
Schools in Europe are increasingly expected to deal with heterogeneous groups of pupils in each classroom. Neglected groups and individuals too readily drop out from education as a result of an inadequate learning environment. Inside out – outside in: Building bridges in teacher education through encounters with diversity aims to tackle the diversity challenge by improving the provision of intercultural competence and understanding in pre- and in-service teacher education. The project includes a series of intensive courses that draw on cross-disciplinary methodologies, bringing students teachers from across Europe together to discuss issues that are of critical importance at the current time.
The project began last autumn and will last three years. It has partners from eight different countries and universities. Together the partners create a broad base of expertise for the project with expertise in drama and arts-based education, adventure and language education, cultural geography, ICT, teacher development and action research.