Identity and Diversity Picture Book Collections

Implemented

No. 2015-1-LT01-KA201-013492

01.09.2015 – 30.09.2017

Erasmus+

Project Coordinator

Diversity Development Group

Project Partners

Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology LTD-CARDET (Cyprus)

Universitatea Din Pitesti (Romania), Doukas School (Greece)

INNOVADE LTD (Cyprus)

Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (Portugal)

Description

IDPBC is a transnational effort to compile international picture book collections, approaches and activities that address three issues of great importance to contemporary students and teachers across the globe: Inclusion, Diversity and Identity. The IDPBC project aims to affect positively pre-primary and primary school pupils who feel or are considered to be ‘different’ from the majority.

The central aims of IDPBC are to:

  • compile a collection of international picture books in a range of languages, which can be used in classrooms for exploration and negotiation of identity, inclusion and diversity;
  • develop, test and disseminate a series of picture-book-based approaches and activities that will support inclusion and diversity and ultimately reduce disparities in learning outcomes of disadvantaged learners;
  • publish and disseminate a guide that supports practitioners in integrating IDPBC picture books in the curriculum, forming their own picture book collections and activities and engaging diverse students, parents and the community;
  • provide training and professional development to pre- and in-service educators, equipping them with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competences to successfully manage and support diversity through visual stories; and

provide an Open Educational Resources (OERs) platform that enables pre- and in-service educators to develop networks of practitioners who integrate picture books in the curriculum to make teaching and learning more inclusive and accommodating.

Contact person

Vija Plataciute
Coordinator of the IDPBC Project

vija@diversitygroup.lt