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Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook (MIH): Tools for Learning History and Geography in a Multicultural and ICT Perspective

  • Valentina Zangrando
  • Francisco José García Peñalvo
  • Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)

Abstract

Despite official educational guidelines, improved linguistic skills have been limited in all partner countries due to cuts in their national budgets. As a consequence CLIL experiences have been lessened, to the sole benefit of those involving English. Another reason for this project resides in the difficulty in modifying the guidelines of national programmes, which are often short-sighted as far as other cultures are concerned.

Finally, all European reports point out the shortage of materials and ICT-based contests suitable for interdisciplinary and multicultural education in school. The MIH (Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook) project meets these needs by providing new tools that will help teachers and pupils to plunge deeper into the culture and the language of another nation via its memorials, its history and its landscape/geography. Moreover, it intends to promote the common European identity, as it introduces a European perspective in the schools’ History and Geography programmes, which are usually confined to national borders.

Keywords

History & Geography CLIL ICT Learning Objects Multicultural perspectives e-learning 

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References

  1. 1.
    Eurydice, Content and Language Integrated Learning at School in Europe (2006)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A model can be seen at MOBIDIC Comenius Website, http://www.mobidic.org/home-UK/index.html

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Zangrando
    • 1
  • Francisco José García Peñalvo
    • 1
  • Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo
    • 1
  1. 1.Grupo de Investigación en InterAcción y eLearning, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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