While schools in Europe become more diverse and welcome children with different backgrounds, their inclusion in the classroom remains a challenge. To this end, a strategic partnership was created in 2020 to set up the Erasmus+ project Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in Teaching (SIDiT). SIDiT has developed a teaching methodology for children aged 8 to 14 years, combining existing teaching approaches to enhance the transversal skills of students that are vital to social inclusion, such as learning to learn, critical thinking, media and digital literacy, entrepreneurship and languages. This paper aims to: (1) present the SIDiT teaching methodology, the learning outcomes and competences students and teachers are expected to acquire, and (2) review the outcomes of the pilot implementation of the SIDiT teaching methodology. Our findings show that 78% of the students would like to participate again in SIDiT and 70% of the teachers would recommend it to their colleagues.

Authors: Ourania Gikopoulou, Vasiliki Katsomaliari

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0015
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland