Title MIRACLE - Migrants and Refugees. A Challenge for Learning in European Schools (MIRACLE)
Project Number 502145-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP
Project Type Other EU-Projects
Individual Participation Not possible
Marketing Text MIRACLE is a Comenius multilateral project funded by the European Commission. It started in December 2009 and will run for 24 months. Representatives from different institutions in six European countries are collaborating in the MIRACLE project. The long term aim of the project is to enable pupils with a migration background of realising a more successful school career.
MIRACLE is a Comenius multilateral project. The long term aim of the project is to enable pupils with a migration background of realising a more successful school career. Their learning motivation will be increased via two main strategies:
1. The development of teaching and learning material for pupils in which the portrayal of pupils with a migration background is not homogenized or limited to stereotypical images.
2. A teacher training course will offer various modules on self-reflection, which will be partly based on the anti-bias approach, and contain a special focus on anti-discriminatory civic education. Anti-bias*, unlike other approaches in the field of intercultural education, does not focus solely on the individual level of discrimination. It also takes into consideration the complex interrelation between the individual, institutional and ideological level, where discrimination is likely to occur. This will make it possible for each individual to engage in a self-reflecting process and enable teachers to become aware of their own possible and unconscious prejudices.
Migration in schools is a topic which becomes more and more relevant in many countries. School is the place where children from different cultural as well as socio-economic backgrounds meet. However, teachers often face problems in their daily teaching that arise due to a diverse or heterogeneous class composition and at the same time lack the necessary methods and concepts to address these issues professionally. How can teachers be supported to deal with it? What practical approaches for everyday teaching situations could be helpful?
The MIRACLE project aims to address these issues by developing teaching methods and modules as well as learning materials which are based on the ‘diversity approach’.
Open and distance learning
material for open learning
program or curricula
Key elements of the MIRACLE project include:
■ Teacher training modules for elementary school teachers. Contents of this teacher training will also include modules on different self-reflection approaches: Anti-Bias** and Betzavta***
■Learning material for elementary school children at varying levels
■A course manual and DVD (in German, English, Italian, Slovenian, and Hungarian)
■A five-day teacher training course offered via the Comenius-Database.
■An external evaluator will review the quality of the modules and teaching/learning material
An information leaflet in 5 languages is already available on the project website.