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IRENIA Games as pedagogical tools
Transcript of IRENIA Games as pedagogical tools
Using teaching and learning approaches
through emotional engagement
Aims of the programme
to develop awareness of the Mediterranean region where we live
To respect and care for it and enjoy its rich diversity
A little piece of history,
or how an idea matures
1996: Molins de Rei Town Council begins to offer peace education activities to primary schools
The Mediterranean region, a common ground and culture.
Inequalities between countries and uneven development.
Unfair international trading relationships
Peace and justice.
Conflict and conflict resolution
International migration. Difficulties and opportunities.
Geography and culture in the region.
Human and Child Rights
Cultural diversity and intercultural education.
Simulation games and role play
4 education levels.
12 workshops of 90 min, aimed at each year group.
A radio broadcast programme made by the pupils themselves to share their views and work in the classroom with the rest of the town.
A performance about related topics.
20 different kinds of workshops done over the years;
more than 2,500 pupils have taken part in this programme over the years.
By the time they leave primary school, each pupil will have attended 12 workshops; the last one of these is an overview, an evaluation and the opportunity to join in preparing the radio programme.
Each year 9 primary schools involved (all the primary schools in Molins de Rei);
Between 36 and 40 school classes overall and around 1,000 pupils;
Around 80 sessions overall each year.
Cicle mitjà (8-9 years)
A very “Spicy” Sea
Irene and Ali
The Unfair King
Exploring Child Rights through Forum Theatre
Cicle superior (10—11 years)
A journey not chosen
Fair or Unfair?
Positive feedback on the programme leads to the Molins de Rei Town Council to publish some of its games.
Board game to get to know
the diversity of the Mediterranean
Irene and Ali
Board game about water management in the Mediterranean
Images of the Mediterranean
A set of pictures about the diversity
of mediterranean people
Development of critical thinking
Empathy as an attitude
Awareness of cultural diversity = enriching = opportunity
Rejection of violence as a way to solve conflicts
Changes in attitudes towards immigration
Understanding of co-operation
Knowledge of Child Rights
External evaluation of the project (in 2010) aimed to:
Detect strengths and weaknesses
Analyse its impact on the students.
Recommend follow-up strategies and new approaches.
Update topics and methodologies for the changing world.
Irenia’s international team
Board game about Child Rights in the Mediterranean
A peace education programme for primary school pupils (aged 8 – 11) in Molins de Rei (a town in the Greater Barcelona area)
The map of the Mediterranean where all
the countries which border it can be seen
All pupils aged 10 – 11 fill out a questionnaire
Every single workshop is evaluated by the teachers involved.
The members of Irenia evaluate their own workshops
External evaluation is done by UNESCOCAT (2005)
Cariad from the UK
Yorgos from Greece
Hatem from Siria
from the Congo
Nathalie from France
Imma & Josep-Miquel from Catalonia-Spain
Games as pedagogical tools
from the Ucraine
1996 - 2002 The education programmes
continue and are offered to different age groups.
Themes: Human rights, immigration, cultural diversity,...
2002 Molins de Rei Town Council joins
‘The Mediterranean, a crossroads of cultures’.
Since 2003 the programme has been called ‘Living together in the Mediterranean’.
A city council project
and the local society.
The Molins de Rei education network:
pupils, teachers and stuff of all
and the field-workers of the City Council.
Diputació de Barcelona.
‘Living together in