Intercultural Dialogue

1. Country: Bulgaria

2. School/Organization, where the practice is collected: Pencho Semov Professional Highschool of Tourism, Gabrovo

3. Level of education:
☐ Primary
x Secondary
☐ Higher
☐ Adult education
☐ Other: _____________

4. Context, where the practice is executed:
x Classroom
☐ School
☐ Local
☐ National

5. How is embedded in curriculum (optional for practices from NGOs):
(subject, cross curricular)

Embedded in the school subject of “CE”.

Tick boxes to which competencies the practice is related to.

☐ Valuing human dignity and human rights
☐ Valuing cultural diversity
x Valuing democracy, justice, fairness, equality, and the rule of law

x Openness to cultural otherness and to other beliefs, world views and practices
x Respect
x Civic mindedness
x Responsibility
☐ Self-efficacy
☐ Tolerance of ambiguity

☐ Autonomous learning skills
☐ Analytical and critical thinking skills
☐ Skills of listening and observing
x Empathy
☐ Flexibility and adaptability
☐ Linguistic, communicative and plurilingual skills
x Cooperation skills
☐ Conflict-resolution skills

Knowledge and critical understanding
☐ Knowledge and critical understanding of the self
☐ Knowledge and critical understanding of language and communication
x Knowledge and critical understanding of the world

6. Description
The pupils are given the assignment to present a different culture. The method is to work in a team. The pupils must make research on a selected culture and choose how to present it in class. They can use various media or approaches, such as art, for example: theatre, multimedia presentation, short videos, mind map. The class is split in groups. They have limited time to get acquainted with the selected culture and its peculiarities, to take a closer view at a spotted tradition (ritual, dance or so). In their presentations they can focus on preferred element and be able to explain why.

7. Assessment:
x Yes
☐ No

If yes, describe what kind of assessment/feedback is included in practice?

Formative assessment is applied. It is done with the help of an evaluation sheet, which lists elements such as: evaluation criteria, evaluation objectives, extend and quality of implementation of activities etc. The sheet is used for self and peer assessment. The teacher provides feedback to all participants in the activity. It is followed by debriefing and discussion.

8. Images/Picture/Video