Countries and Stereotypes

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“COUNTRIES AND STEREOTYPES”
A project focusing on Stereotype Awareness and Tolerance
TEACHER: Mª ANTONIA QUIÑONES
[email protected]
SCHOOL : I.E.S. JERÓNIMO ZURITA, SPAIN
COURSE YEAR: 2005- 2006
 Active:
Understanding people from other countries.
 Knowledge avoids rejection and leads to tolerance.
 How much do we know about other countries?
 How do others see us?
Project work on Countries; oral presentations using Power Point
 The Theme: Tolerance: European countries and stereotypes
 Interdisciplinary activities: Geography and History work, English, New Technologies.
 The four dimensions:
 IN the classroom
 Pedagogical dimension
 Countries:
getting to know about
Stereotypes about
people from other
countries
 Awareness of difference
 Discussion skills
 Writing and answering
questionnaires on
stereotypes.
 Writing projects on
European countries
(AIMS)
 OUTSIDE the classroom
(TASKS)
 Participation of other
teachers:
(History , Geography
Philosophy)
 Participation of families
from different
nationalities.
 Raise interest on own
culture and others
 Social dimension
 Creating a peaceful and
respectful atmosphere in
the classroom
 Methodology to
develop:
 Family involvement
 Cooperative learning
 Cooperative group work
 Good communication:
Good listening, good
understanding.
 Autonomy learning to
develop students’ selfesteem
 Improving Socratic
dialogue (Teacher’s
goal)
 Difference: people’s
behaviours and
character
 Interviewing parents /
relatives
 Interviewing school
mates from other
countries and from
other classes.
 How do we see people
from other places?
 Finding information,
views and opinions
from adults about other
countries.
 Political dimension
 Negociating and
decision making on
procedures of group
work and class work
 Critical analysis of
advertisements, films,
news and images from
several countries.
 Getting different views
from the media on a
particular country
 Watching a film to
revise our stereotypes
about people from other
countries.
 Examples of language
used on the news that
involve people from
other countries
 What to do, why?, what
for? And How?
 Being aware of the
influence of the media on
our views about people
from other countries
 Value/Ethical
dimension
 Assumptions and
concepts about other
cultures
 Reflexion on Respect
and Peace
 Tolerance
 Discussions, debates
 Asking and answering
questionnaires
 Facts and opinions about
others
 People’s behaviour in
other countries.
If our family or our country
is critized, we probably
respond with an attack, do
you think this is normal?
Why?
 Try telling your family
Do you think this is stupid,
What people think about
immoral, irrational or
Spaniards. Think about
dangerous? Why?
their response.
Is it then normal for us to be
stupid and dangerous?
 Examples of
assumptions or
stereotypes
 Products: Projects in Power Point
 Resources:
 Questionnaires.
 Reading passages from Text books / books on different countries.
 Films: Notting Hill (British Character) / Dances with Wolves (Different cultures)
 Brief essays written by students.
 Web pages on different countries.
 News
 Photographs
 OUTCOMES : Presentations with Power Point
One per group
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