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18 October 2018 Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

On of the religious sites available in the interactive didactical map is the Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti built at the behest of Roger II between 1132 and 1148 on more ancient pre-existences of different ages. From a historical point of view, the building is an example of the Muslim architectural tradition in the Norman period. The building, despite its typically Arab architectural shape, has always been destined to Catholic worship. The site, however, certainly hosted, before the Norman reconquest, a mosque, which in turn had taken the place of a previous place of Christian worship. The presence of the Benedictine monks in the monastery "Sancti Ermiti" (hence the current name of the church) has had a decisive influence in the early Middle Ages, not only on the religious level, but also on the cultural one.

The presence of the Benedictine monks in the monastery "Sancti Ermiti" (hence the current name of the church) has had a decisive influence in the early Middle Ages, not only on the religious level, but also on the cultural one.


26 September 2018 Religious Site Map

The Didactical Interactive Map of Religious Sites is available on the project portal. More then 200 sites have been uploaded describing their historical and religious relevance. In each sheet is also pointed out how the sites can be used with students.

06 June 2018 Managing Multicultural and Multi-Religious Classes

The chapter "Managing Multicultural and Multi-Religious Classes" addresses some of the challenges of teaching a multicultural class and proposes a set of tools and strategies for developing its potential. The key features of the supportive learning environment are outlined and special attention is given to the importance of empathic communication. Three pedagogical approaches are discussed in detail: cooperative learning, the use of distancing and simulation, and the interpretative approach to teaching religion. 

10 May 2018 Interreligious Students’ Competences

The aim of the chapter "Interreligious Students’ Competencesis to offer activities and teaching tips in order to develop students’ communication skills concerning the relationships between different cultures in a cross-cultural environment. The aim is to develop both the cognitive and the existential and relational field. In this perspective the teacher works with the aim of introducing the values common to the different religions (in particular the monotheistic ones, but also other religions). 

04 April 2018 Role of Religions in Civilization

The chapter "Role of Religions in Civilizationoutlines how to didactically promote among students of different confessions the capacity of a critical analysis and understanding of the role played by religions in the history of mankind, highlighting, according to an historical perspective, the events in which religions and religious authorities played a key role. The contents propose examples and real case scenarios to be used in classroom of historical events in which religion played an important role, in order to guide the students in developing a stronger critical spirit.

12 March 2018 Second Partners' Meeting

The second meeting took place in Cambridge (UK) on 5 – 6 March 2018. Giuseppe Italiano and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level for the production of the teachers’ guideline providing secondary school teachers with the necessary skills to deal with multicultural classrooms. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the realization of the interactive didactical map.

15 February 2018 Multidisciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Teach History of Religions

The chapter "Multidisciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Teach History of Religionsprovides secondary school teachers with a set of new pedagogical approaches to teach history of religion according to a multidisciplinary approach and the use of history of religion to enrich the curricula of humanistic programmes (history, literature, geography etc.). In most European countries, Religion is taught as a separate programme. Within this chapter the teachers will be able to find easy to use teaching materials in order to support, integrate and further contextualise their lessons according to a historical and comparative analysis on how religious beliefs affected and interacted with artistic, social, economic etc. aspects.

31 January 2018 History and Philosophy of Religions

This chapter "History and Philosophy of Religions" provides teachers of humanistic subjects (e.g. history, philosophy, literature, history of art, geography etc.) with a set of easy to use e-texts in order to acquire the main information related to the history of the three Monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and of the main different Christian confessions (Roman Catholicism, Eastern Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism and Protestantism). The different religions and confessions are presented according to a factual and comparative approach.

15 December 2017 Teachers' Guide

Partners are currently working on the production of an interactive guide to provide secondary school teachers with the necessary skills to deal with multicultural classrooms. The guide will be divided in the following modules:

» History of Religions
» Pedagogical Approaches
» Teaching Contents
» Promotion of Critical Analysis
» Teaching Sources

15 November 2017 Transnational Network of Schools

The project partners are currently creating the network of schools interested in promoting awareness of religions and foster a sense of mutual tolerance at school. Several schools have already been involved from partners' countries. Teachers and counsellors will work together with the project partners in order to develop synergies between school and labour market. Do not hesitate to contact them!

16 October 2017 Kick-off meeting

The Kick-off meeting took place in Acqui Terme on 12 – 13 October 2017. Giuseppe Italiano and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project and the activities to be carried out to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and to discuss all details related to the project's activities. The partners presented the schools involved in their countries. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation, the financial rules and the next activity which consists in the production of a teachers’ guideline on how to deal with diversity in the classroom.

01 September 2017 The Pathway through Religion project

The Pathway through Religion project has been funded by the European Commission through the Italian National Agency in the framework of the Erasmus + Programme, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice,

KA2 - Strategic Partnerships. The aim of the project is to promote awareness of religions and foster a sense of mutual tolerance.

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