Dive-In-Dialogue – Diversity and Inclusion through Dialogic Gatherings
Involving European disadvantaged students in Dialogic Gatherings, in order to improve their key competences and foster their inclusion in school and society.
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 31/12/2021 – 31/12/2024
Inequalities in education in Europe and around the globe are growing at a rapid pace. Minorities, migrants, refugees, students with learning difficulties or disabilities, and those living in low socio-economic contexts are having fewer opportunities to succeed in the education system. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and deepened these disparities.
According to OΕCD´s PISA study, in 2018, the underachievement rate in Europe – meaning the percentage of students that fail in completing basic mathematics, science, and reading tasks – stood at 22.5% in reading, 22.9% in mathematics, and 22,3% in science. Data show that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are overrepresented among the underachievers.
Education is failing in reducing inequalities associated with socio-economic status. But scientific research with social impact in Education is showing the possibility of reversing this trend. There are educational actions, with a solid scientific basis, that have been shown to improve achievement and basic skills in many different contexts for all learners, especially for disadvantaged learners. This is the case of Dialogic Gatherings, a Successful Educational Action identified by INCLUD-ED research (FP6, 2006-2011), that have proven excellent results when applied in Science, Mathematics, Literature, Art and Music.
The Dive-In-Dialogue project aims to involve European disadvantaged students in Dialogic Gatherings, in order to improve their key competences and foster their inclusion in school and society. It also aims to train and empower teachers to use and disseminate this evidence-based practice, working transnationally and reaching disadvantaged students, their families and communities.