Guest blog written by:
Maria Turner, teacher from Dr.-Jaufmann-Mittelschule, Bobingen, Germany.
The Erasmus week at Dr.-Jaufmann-Mittelschule activated almost 250 students.
A small quiz in which questions about ERASMUS+ and "In Others' Shoes” particularly where asked, was carried out.
Many students knew the right answers and were rewarded with fantastic prizes, such as gym bags and other useful school supplies. These were handed over by the Headmaster, Robert Walch.
Second activity was a meeting of all three ERASMUS+ schools in Bobingen.
Together with Mayor Bernd Müller, the three Bobingen schools participating in the Erasmus+ program took this opportunity for their first joint meeting.
The aim was to exchange good experiences with the program, because it is about spreading the European idea and bringing Europe to life in our schools.
The Dr.-Jaufmann-Middle School Bobingen introduced their challenging project: "In Others' Shoes" - an exchange on the subject of migration and integration. Didactics, practical further education such as "philosophy for children" and "global education" attracted the colleagues present.
The principals of the three schools (Gabriele Glockner, Robert Walch and Dirk Hampel) and the teachers responsible for the project, together with Bobingen's First mayor, Bernd Müller, took the opportunity to engage in an inspiring and informative conversation about their activities and experiences and exchanged many of the materials developed in the projects.
“In Others' Shoes” inspired and motivated teachers and students in thinking differently, changing perspectives and enriched teaching and thinking with motivating lessons in philosophical education and global thinking.
The international cooperation between the UK, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Slovenia and Germany opened up possibilities to exchange good practise methods, developed new teaching methods, as well as innovative teaching and learning approaches.
Working in such international atmosphere enrichens and stimulates the professional exchange and knowledge transfer.