Diverse neighbourhoods in the classroom (educational project)
Tine Beneker, Utrecht University & Johan van Driel, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
The Diverse Cities educational programme was developed as part of the DIVERCITIES research project. DIVERCITIES conducted research and findings have been translated into an educational programme for classroom activities in schools. The educational programme gives students the opportunity to conduct research on diversity within their own community. Students are introduced to neighbourhood-initiatives from around the world which, using diversity as an asset, aim to make cities more liveable and harmonious. The students work with the broader definition of diversity, including lifestyles, attitudes and activities. In the workshop you will learn more of the experiences with the educational programme, in lower secondary education (in different urban contexts, in the Netherlands and abroad), primary education and teacher education. Moreover we would like to discuss the type of learning promoted in the programme. And explore the possibilities to improve and expand the programme.