Irena Navickien
 
LEU
Presentaion "Partnership Project "Learning at the hearth".
 
The presentation reveals the outcomes of the project Learning at the Hearth which had a great influence on the development of the intercultural awareness of project participants.
The project celebrates traditional methods of learning through stories, songs, wisdom, recipes and crafts which were once handed down from generation to generation at the fireside.The project extends the literal setting of the hearth as a metaphor for a place where core learning once took place. Storytelling is a special way of transferring knowledge and values to others, of understanding our experiences and of co-constructing meaning for our life. It is a tool for motivating and empowering people, promoting social inclusion and the feeling of belonging. The sharing of common experiences with “the other” (when cultural, linguistic, generational differences exist) invites the creation of understanding, tolerance and respect.

 

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