On some occasions physical exchanges must be adapted into virtual exchanges due to a range of factors which don’t allow the implementation of face-to-face meetings. In the case of BAS project because of the Covid-19 crisis, the initial planned physical trips had to be adapted in terms nature of the activities.Continue reading “The BAS intercultural school exchanges: A virtual approach.”
The BAS Toolbox aims at providing parties involved in the development and implementation of intercultural school exchanges with a set of tools and suggestions drawn from the BAS project experience with the organisation of such exchanges.Continue reading “The BAS Toolbox: A toolbox for the organisation & implementation of intercultural exchanges based on the BAS experience.”
During the past three years the BAS project explored the impact of school intercultural exchanges as a tool for tackling stereotypes and investigating the impact of in-group and out-group contact in one’s attitudes. For this purpose, four exchanges were organized with the participation of four schools from Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, and Sofia. Although the original planned field trips were transformed into virtual exchanges under the impact of the Covid-19 crisis they stayed loyal to the spirit of the project.Continue reading “The BAS Research Report: An Overview of the BAS experience”
The fourth and final of the BAS cultural exchanges took place on the week of 22-26 February 2021. 127 SU Ivan Denkoglu in Sofia hosted students from GO! Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg (Brussels) in a series of virtual activities.
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GO! Atheneum Unesco Koekelberg, based in Brussels, Belgium, hosted students of Institut Escola la Mina, from Barcelona, Spain in a series of virtual exchange activities throughout the week of 22-26 of February. This was the third in row of the BAS virtual exchanges, to be implemented.Continue reading “Barcelona to Brussels: 3rd BAS virtual Exchange.”
Last week, 15-19 of February, 2nd Lyceum of Vrilissia hosted students from 127 SU Ivan Denkoglu for a series of virtual sessions, successfully implementing the second in row of the BAS virtual cultural exchanges.
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The first, in a series of four BAS virtual cultural exchanges, took place on the week of 8 to 12 of February of 2021. Secondary education students from 2nd Lyceum of Vrilissia of Athens were hosted in a series of virtual sessions, hosted by Institut Escola la Mina in Barcelona, throughout the week.
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BAS project is now back in full swing. BAS consortium, considering all the latest developments regarding the Covid-19 crisis and adapting to the current circumstances, will implement in the coming February all of its intercultural exchange activities on virtual mode with respect to the projects spirit and aims.Continue reading “BAS project is back on track.”
The existence of stereotypes among people is an issue in modern societies. The reaction to the increasingly growing cultural diversity is often reclusion and retraction, and a growing support of community, ‘nativism’ and nationalism.
In this context the BAS project is developing and organizing intercultural exchange field trips to develop intercultural competences and skills among young people of 15/16 years of age, that are still in their “impressionable years”, which is roughly between the age of 12 and 24. The project wishes to go beyond general cultural representations and provide students with a deeper insight on cultural characteristics, such as lifestyle, cultural heritage, and social habits.Continue reading “Breaking stereotypes through intercultural exchange: The BAS project experience so far.”