SHARMED (Shared Memories and Dialogues) is a project funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project is coordinated by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), in partnership with University Campus Suffolk (UK) and the Frederich Schiller University of Jena (Gemany).

SHARMED aims to promote new experiences of teaching and learning in multicultural classrooms, with specific consideration given to  respect of cultural differences and promotion of intercultural dialogue.

The project promotes children’s inclusion and learning, by encouraging children’s work on their personal and cultural memories, and children’s participation in dialogue in classroom, telling and negotiating stories of themselves and their background. The project implements children’s collection and production of visual materials on their own memories; involvement of children’s families in this action; facilitation of description, comparison and sharing of materials and memories in classroom; a web platform including an archive with these materials. These actions can (1) give a voice to migrant-background children and their classmates, (2) foster their motivation, (3) provide personalised support for their learning, (4) develop their participative approach to learning, (5) strengthen collaboration between children’s families and schools.


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