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  • eTwinning 2015 Brussel

    Workshop: Active citizenship - promoting peace studies.Through research-action pupils form their own language of peace and understanding.

    This workshop will take you through 4 steps where pupils worked creatively and engaging with:

    Cultural awarenessEU chosen for the Nobel Peace PrizeChildrens Human Rights Local history involving local museums and older citizens.

    Working with these four steps turned out also to have effects for the pupils identity and awareness of local history.

    All materiels can be found on my website: http://bovbjergtine.dk/brussels.htm

  • eTwinning ambassador for 5 yearsTeach: English, German, Danish and Art (+)

    Key-words for me: creativity, language skills, ict , involvement , caring, hard work and fun

    Wise older citizen

    Why?http://issuu.com/gyseligt/docs/the_culture_of_peace_in_european_ci_29df0f0df21aa5Me why and how - plan

  • Plan for the workshop:

    School and local areaProject backgroundCultural awareness + task 1

    Childrens Rights + qr task 2

    Local History last war/conflict. Conclusions

    EU chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize.Peace in literature and daily life and history.Perspektive task 3

    If time: My favourite ict-tools.

  • Background: - 250 students aged 6 to 15.

    We were asked to be partners in a Comenius project called The Culture of Peace in European Citizenship

    - and the headmaster wanted all classes to join in some ways.https://www.google.dk/maps/place/7680+Thybor%C3%B8n/@56.6861344,8.171162,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4649f4e3c4868d1d:0x5bbae0a795aaf20a

  • The Culture of Peace and Citizenship in EU

  • The project itself

    Human rights Children's Convention and Children's Rights Questionnaire about peaceThoughts about peace Interviews with people who were part of last war in each country National human rights National stories of peace our common story of peace.

    ------------------------------------Curriculum of Peace


  • Cultural awareness

  • Other things in the project:

    Pen palsExchanges of greetingsSkype meetings.Twinspace sharing productsMeetings School show and decorations

  • Facts about the four visiting countries

  • Decorating school for welcome

  • Peace-work done in class 6 Bhttp://issuu.com/gyseligt/docs/comeniusquestionare22

    An other class did presentations of school, area and country in English accessible on twinspace

    A third class did The European Fundamental Rights http://issuu.com/charlottestromodder/docs/online_magazine_8klasse.docx/0

    - and every class at school did Children's Rights

    Then every class at school did 4 days of preparing for visit and show to welcome guests winspace.)

  • School show

    SongChildrens Rights songCup songH.C. Andersen fairytales Acting and black theatrePresentation of townNational song translated into English


  • Mayor welcomes guests at the City Hall.Mayor gives speech and presents.

    Mayor Erik Flyvholm speaking at the City Hall:

    It is great to welcome a school project which both matters and at the same time develops the skills of our pupils according to curriculum: acceptance of differences, communication, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, foreign language, citizenship, history and ICT. These skills are brought to life in this project through authentic communication and hard work.

    This authentic communication is extremely important in schools. Schools make friendship and also go for collaborative cross cultural goals.

    We want our children to grow up in a peaceful world and we acknowledge the importance of keeping peace by understanding some of the cruelty of war. How vulnerable children and families and countries are at wartime and how painful it is to loose beloved ones and constantly live in fear. We want our children to be aware of essential Human Rights.


  • 4 Turkish pupils stayed privately with class 6 B and joined school for 3 days

  • Something happens when people meet.

  • Headmaster Michael Laursen put these words on the schools website after the visit :

    Seldom have I been so happy about - and proud of being a headmaster. We and very much the pupils have been praised by our foreign guests. Behavior, English language, decoration of school, and the fantastic show.

  • Task 1 Pre-knowing Visit Italy 2:12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xosB5hqeUTw&feature=youtu.be

    -------------------------------------------------------------Padlet: http://da.padlet.com/tine_jespersen/rz5jl0t36o0b

  • Childrens Rightshttps://plus.google.com/photos/115723774547683689737/albums/6076099344856657953/6076103731554843122?banner=pwa&pid=6076103731554843122&oid=115723774547683689737

    (Its a human right)

  • The Irish Constitution

  • Children's Rights

  • Task 2

    QR task for participants of workshop

  • Through research-action pupils form their own language of peace and understanding.

    Local History last war/conflictQuestionaresInterviewing local citizens (Sources for local history)And also teachers and pupils learning together.

    Interview made by retired teacher Yaar Zrhlolu and our student smail Emre Yldz.

    smail Emre Yldz: How was the life during the war?

    Yaar Zrhlolu: We were in confusing emotions and it was an unknown expectation. The life was full of anxiety of tomorrow for the helpless and hopeless children. War time was full of fear for tomorrow. Dust, smoke, concern and fear, screams in dark and frustrating gunshots full of nightmare. War time was a time of disappearances and to be depressed.

    smail Emre Yldz: Were you scared?

  • Things happening today

    Conflict in Nothern Ireland

    Winter war in Finland

    Second Worldwar

    Dealing with history cross cultural really make pupils so much aware of own history.

    How we worked: http://issuu.com/gyseligt/docs/comeniusquestionare22

    Newspaper: http://issuu.com/gyseligt/docs/eb_thybor__n_skole

    To give Peace meaning we had to deal with war and made questionnaires for local older citizens and invited them into school. An extremely good experience for pupils and older citizens.

  • EU chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize

    Peace in literature and daily life and history.

    PEACE IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE by 6th Class Pupils, Scoil Shamais Naofa, Bearna, Co Galway, Ireland.We have read many books with the theme of war. We feel that by learning about war, we often learn how important it is to achieve and maintain peace.

    The books and stories we have read with themes of war and/or peace are:'No Gun for Asmir' by Christobel Mattingley'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak'The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett

    Most of these books are available in many different languages and some of them have also been made into films. We hope that you will read them or watch them and learn from them, as we did!

  • ConclusionA peace curriculum in the formation of European citizen through "research-action In working for peace, it is important for children in schools to research the culture of other countries in order to understand those cultures. Hereby they also learn even more about their own country and culture because everything is compared to their own culture.

    As this curriculum is about European citizenship, children must learn about the EU, the historical background and why the EU was chosen for the Nobel Peace prize.

    Human Rights are essential, especially those for children here you can also look into special human rights for own country.

    Peace and history are better understood when local citizens are involved . Citizens, who have experienced war in the local area, in their family, and daily life.

  • Perspektive: Task 3 Groupwork

    We are now facing a chalenge of a huge amount of refugees and immigrants coming to Europe.

    How do you suggest facing this chalenge at school focusing on Active citizenship - promoting peace studies?


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