(Inter)national exchange and getting to know other cultures, religions and lifestyles
The Respect Education Program focusses on using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues.
- Learning from and working collaboratively with other students representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts-
It helps students to understand other nations and cultures and their own role in the world and the way their are related to other 'world citizens'.
In the 'twinning' component of our program, children learn about their role as a world citizen. Cultural, religious, ethical and social differences are adressed during the lessons, together with naming norms and values.
Via an online exchange, children from different countries or regions within their country can meet each other and share experiences. They set up Skype sessions and exchange videos and other workshop-output online. Students have the opportunity to ask their own, personal questions to their age-mates who sometimes live on the other side of the world. By exchanging personal stories and experiences, they explore and learn to understand other cultures, religions and lifestyle.