SHARMED is an action-research project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project is coordinated by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), in
partnership with the University of Suffolk (UK) and the Frederich-Schiller University of Jena (Germany). With SHARMED diversity gets to the centre of the learning experience,
fostering inclusive dialogic processes, particularly with an eye to children of migrant background.
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On 24-25 August the second meeting of the project partners was held in Jena (Germany). This meeting follows the one held in January in Modena (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4), where the research partners had established the action plan
for the first part of the project.
Many topics were discussed in Jena, including: the definition of training for teachers; the schedule of meetings with schools; the definition of the first set of
questionnaires to get the feedback from the target; the design of archiving and dissemination tools.
The following people attended the meeting: Claudio Baraldi, Mathilde Berhault, Luisa Conti, Federico Farini, Silvia Godano, Vittorio Iervese, Beverley Nightingale. The
next meeting is scheduled at the end of January 2017.
In June 2016 a first set of background questionnaires relevant to improving our knowledge of the classes involved in the project was distributed. Together with general
data on the children (age, sex, origin, language spoken, etc.) the questionnaire aims to collect more information about the relationship within peers and between children
and adults in school. The questionnaire covers various topics, e.g. personal relationships and conflicts in the classroom, that are expected to be addressed in the
activities planned for the next school year.
The number of feedbacks received is very high, showing a high participation of children in this preliminary phase of the project.
Although its early stages, the SHARMED project is already travelling, attracting the attention of researchers all over Europe. In the recent months many contacts were
created, and a number of education stakeholders have joined as sponsors or supporters of the project. The objectives, methodology, theoretical bases and potential of the
SHARMED project was presented in many events:
- 06.05.2016 (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Claudio Baraldi and Vittorio Iervese conducted a seminar on Sharmed with the participation of 32 teachers and
students from the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal (D).
- 11-13.05.2016 (Universitat de Barcellona) Vittorio Iervese presented SHARMED in the Major Stakeholder Conference (MSC) "Co-creating Agendas for Culture in Europe. Memory, Inclusion, Creativity" in the framework of
the CulturalBase project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
- 24.06.2016 (IVSA conference - International Visual Sociology Association - Lillehammer). In the session 8B “Children and learning visually” Vittorio Iervese presentend
the paper: "Photographies as condensed narratives. SHARMED, an
action-research in multicultural classrooms".
- 28.06.2016 (Department of Education and Psychology of University of Florence) Vittorio Iervese met the staff of "META – Minorities Education through Art", another Erasmus KA 3 project.
- 06-07.07.2016 (Ministry of Education – Rome). Vittorio presented Sharmed in a workshop on integration at school organized by “Direzione Generale per lo studente,
l'integrazione e la partecipazione – MIUR”.
- 11.07.2016 (Forum ISA: International Sociology Association – Vienna). In the jont session "Language in Children’s Socialisation" organised by Federico Farini, Claudio
Baraldi presented the paper: Facilitating Narratives of Memories in Classroom Interactions.
- 12.07.2016 (Forum ISA: International Sociology Association – Vienna). In the session: "Challenges to the Sociology of Childhood – Marginal and Interdisciplinary Knowledge on Childhhod" Claudio Baraldi and Vittorio Iervese presented the
paper: Narratives of Memories As a Way of Changing Children’s Future.
- 14.07.2016 (FRA: Fundamental Rights Association – Wien). Claudio Baraldi and Vittorio Iervese presented SHARMED to dr. Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, , Head of Equality and Citizens' Rights Department
and dr. Sheena Keller member of the Agency’s Roma and Migrant Integration
With SHARMED diversity gets to the centre of the learning experience, fostering inclusive didactic processes, particularly with an eye to children of migrant background.
By integrating the context of each individual in the class, the pupils will be offered the opportunity to use photographs to narrate their personal and family
Working with teachers, children and their parents/carers, SHARMED combines dialogue with intercultural education.
Are you a teacher, a pupil or a parent/carer?
In the Sharmed web-site there is a specific section for you. Just click here!
SHARMED (Shared Memories and Dialogues)
Call for proposals (EACEA/33/2014) - Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects 2015
Project nr. 562175-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
This project has been funded with the financial support of the European Union. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the EACEA cannot be held
responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.