eDialogue – Using digital tools for dialogue and inclusion in schools

The project responds to the challenges and needs identified in European Societies and specifically in the context of School education. The implementing partners, have grasped the urgency to put forward concrete actions and responses to support and empower teachers and educators to utilise digital tools and resources to elevate their capacity to engage their students and most importantly to address social issues and factors contributing to social inclusion in an interactive manner.

The objectives are to:

  • Develop educators’ digital skills and dialogue facilitation capacities.
  • Develop learners’ digital competencies and voice their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about current social phenomena that trigger social exclusion.
  • Enable educators to apply the use of open dialogue in online and face-to-face contexts.
  • Develop a comprehensive and integrated EU practice and policy guide to support educators’ use of open dialogue to enhance social inclusion among students.

To fulfil its objectives, eDialogue will carry out the following activities:

  • Develop a training package consisting of six thematic Dialogue Blocks dedicated to topics such as: racism, discrimination, bullying, radicalisation etc.
  • Develop the eDialogue training platform that will host the Dialogue Blocks
  • Test these Dialogue Blocks with five educators and/or trainers in each of the implementing countries.
  • Conduct a Transnational Training Activity with two representatives from each country.
  • Form a Team of National Open Dialogue Moderators Team in each country.
  • Register 30 educators from each country on the eDialogue Platform.
  • Develop and test training activities for Young Learners in three schools in each country.
  • Hold focus groups with 8-10 stakeholders in each country as part of the Development process of policy guidelines.

The project partnership is led by the University of Malaga, Spain, and consists of partners with complementary experience and skills in the field of training development and teacher training from Germany, Cyprus, Serbia, Poland and Greece.

Project website: http://edialogue.eu/