SHARMED (Shared Memories and Dialogues) 2016-2018 was an Erasmus+ project aimed at promoting new experiences of teaching and learning in multicultural classrooms, with specific consideration given to respect of cultural differences and intercultural dialogue.
The project promoted children’s inclusion and learning, by encouraging children’s work on their personal and cultural memories, and children’s participation in dialogue in classroom, telling and negotiating stories of themselves and their background. The project implements children’s collection and production of visual materials on their own memories; involvement of children’s families in this action; facilitation of description, comparison and sharing of materials and memories in classroom; a web platform including an archive with these materials.
The innovative approach of SHARMED relied on children participation and focused on identity and multi-ethnicity. This project, also led by UNIMORE, inspired the theoretical framework of the CHILD-UP project.
CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.