Diversity and Inclusion through Dialogic Gatherings
The aim of this project is to involve European disadvantaged students in Dialogic Gatherings, improving their key competences and fostering their inclusion in school and in society. Teachers will be trained and empowered to use and disseminate this evidence-based practice, working transnationally and reaching disadvantaged students, their families and communities.
Dive in Dialogue is a project co-financed by Erasmus + funds aimed at promoting the Dialogic Gatherings in Europe and beyond.
The Dialogic Gatherings (DG) are one of the six Successful Educational Actions identified by INCLUD-ED research (financed by FP6 of the EC and coordinated by CREA) as the best actions to ensure educational success and social inclusion in Europe.
A Dialogic Gathering is an educative and cultural activity where people get together to create knowledge and meaning about the best universal cultural and scientific knowledge.
About the project
According to international assessments such as the latest OECD PISA survey, the underachievement rate in Europe, students that fail in completing basic mathematics, science, and reading tasks was 22.5% in reading, 22.9% in mathematics, and 22,3% in science. The students from disadvantaged backgrounds are overrepresented among the underachievers. Education is failing to reduce inequalities associated with socio-economic status. But scientific research with social impact in education shows the possibility of reversing this trend. There are educational actions, with a solid scientific basis, that have been shown to improve achievement and basic skills in many different contexts for all learners, especially for disadvantaged learners. Dialogic Gatherings, a Successful Educational Action identified by INCLUD-ED research (FP6, 2006–2011) has proven excellent results when applied in Science, Maths, Literature, Art and Music subjects.
The objectives of the Dive-In-Dialogue project are:
1. To involve disadvantaged European students in Dialogic Gatherings, improving their key competences and fostering their inclusion in school and in society.
2. To train and empower teachers to use and disseminate this evidence-based practise, working transnationally and reaching disadvantaged students, their families and communities.
3. To create a transnational network with didactic resources and a platform to enable the scaleup, sustainability, and political impact of the practise.
The project will achieve these objectives through:
-The implementation and massive dissemination of the Dialogic Gatherings in Science, Maths, Literature, Art, and Music, with disadvantaged students.
-The development of transnational Dialogic Gatherings where students from all over Europe read, watch, listen and discuss together the best works of science, knowledge, and culture that humanity has created.
-The formation of a team of trainers who will base their practice on scientific evidence and who will be willing to share their knowledge and experience with other national and international schools.
– The holding of national and international events where this practise can be shared, and where national and international entities and politicians can be engaged for its expansion.
- Universitat De Barcelona (Spain)
- Razvojno Izobrazevalni Center Novomesto (Slovenia)
- Kentro Merimnas Oikogeneias Kai Paidiou (Greece)
- Association National Roma Centrum Kumanovo (North Macedonia)