We decided to share our experience and knowledge gained into fighting against stereotypes in schools by means of an online webinar. In an age in which technology is part of every single aspect of daily life, not using new media and innovative means of communication would be a huge mistake and a proof of ignorance.
Click here to follow the webinar, which is the result of the work done by the project teams.
One of our greatest challenges was to create an intellectual output to be used as a guide for fighting against stereotypes in schools around the world. We tried to identify the causes of judgemental thinking and to discover the most efficient ways to combat it.
The result of our efforts can be seen if you just click here.
The Portuguese Team was responsible for the design of the Photo Calendar.
The end product must consist of 4 photos/month taken in the project countries: Romania, Turkey, Lithuania and Portugal.
The following photos are a proof of the collaborative work done by the project members co-ordinated for this activity by the Portuguese Team.
Click on Project Calendar to download the calendar done for two years during which the project was unfolded.
Stereotypes cannot be overcome if we do not try to undersand each other. However, understanding cannot be gained in the absence of knowledge. The purpose of our project is to break stereotypes through shared experience and knowledge.
Click here to see the online magazine about the project countries; the magazine was written and edided by the Romanian team.
We tried to understand each other more, by analysing our culture and customs. The project teams worked together, in order to produce a fashion book, with valuable information about the traditional clothes worn in Romania. Portugal, Turkey and Lithuania. Click here if you want to see the end result of our work.
The Faces Questionnaire was applied in order to identify the stereotypes, the subjects have in connection with the physical aspect of the people living in Romania, Portugal, Lithuania and Turkey.
Thus, Turkish and Portuguese people were mostly associated with dark hair and dark complexion, while Lithuanian people were thought to be faired-hair and with a light complexion. Romanians were mostly associated with brown hair and brown eyes.
Click on Face_Quest_Results_Romania to see the results of the Faces Questionnaire applied by the Romanian Team.
Click on Face_Quest_Results_Lithuania to see the results of the Faces Questionnaire applied by the Lithuanian Team.
Click on Faces Questionnaire Portugal to see the results of the Face Questionnaire applied by the Portuguese Team.
We could not break down our own stereotypes, the students’ and our fellow teachers’ prejudgements, related to the project countries, when we had no idea which they were. Therefore, all teachers invloved in the project decided that a stereotypes and a cultural questionnaire, as well as an analysis of the results were absolutely necessary in order to identify “the enemy” and fight against it.
The cultural questionnaire, which is the end product of the work done by all project partners can be downloaded if you just click on CulturalQuestionnaire.
Click on Cultural questionnaire-solutions to see the correct answers to the questions in the Cultural Questionnaire.
Click on Analysis-Cultural-Questionnaire-PORTUGAL to download the analysis proposed by the Portuguese team.
The aim of the present project is to fight national stereotypes that affect the people living in Romania, Portugal, Lithuania and Turkey. In order to reach our aim and objectives we designed a stereotypes questionnaire that was delivered to the students and teachers from the partner school.
Click on Questionnaire-STEREOTYPES in order to see the result of our collaborative work.
Click on the links below to see the answers given by the Lithuanian teachers, students and teaching staff.
Click on the links below to see the answers given by the Turkish teachers, students and teaching staff.
Click on Romania-Analysis-of-Stereotype-Questionnaire to download the answers given by the Romanian teachers, students and non-teaching staff as well as their detailed analysis.
Click here to see the answers given by the Portuguese teachers, students and non-teaching staff, as well as the detailed analysis provided by the Portuguese Project Team.
Power Point Presentations done by the Romanian Team.
Click on the ActivitiesNotebook presentation to find out more about our project and activities unfolded during the Teachers’ Meeting in Arad.
Click on the presentation entitled Romanian Education System in order to find out about formal education in Romania.
Click on the Romanian Society presentation in order to find out how Romanian people eat, work, pray and spend their free time.
Click on the Romanian Traditional Costume in order to find out more about how people used to dress in various regions of our country.
The PowerPoint presentations done by the Turkish Team can be found within this post.
Samsun Presentation– PowerPoint presentation of the beautiful city of Samsun.
The Turkish Education System– information on the organization of the Turkish schools and universities.
MORAL VALUES PRESENTATION– presentation of the Turkish society and its moral values.
The Turkish Traditional Costume- information about the traditional clothes worn by Turkish people and about their ancient traditions.
HOW TURKISH PEOPLE WORK, ENTERTAIN ,PRAY.– information about the Turkish lifestyle.
The PowerPoint presentations done by the Lithuanian Team can be seen within this post.
SPORTS SECONDARY SCHOOL– PowerPoint presentation of the Lithuanian partner school.
Lithuania Country Presentation – PowerPoint presentation of Lithuania.
The Lithuanian Education System– information on the Lithuanian education system.
LithuanianSociety– information on how Lithuanian people live, work, keep their traditions and have fun.
LithuanianTraditionalCostume– information on the traditional clothes worn by Lithuanian people.