Kamilala : a creative project for social inclusion open to languages and cultures
In 2019 Kamilala members have presented a research project on the Multilingual Kamishibaï Competition to the Erasmus+ Agency. The project was approved of. The Erasmus+ Agency supports a collaborative work lead from September 2019 to August 2022 by the association Dulala, as leader, in partnership with the University of Aveiro (Portugal), The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – research team Pluralités (Greece), the Autonomous region of Aosta Valley (Italy), which are all Kamilala members, as well as the University Paris 8 (France).
The project aims at producing :
– a supervisor’s guide, for any candidate willing to join the competition;
– a free online course, featuring videos and interactive activities that introduce Language Awareness through the scope of multilingual kamishibai. ;
– an engineering report focused on the organisation of a competition will resume this transnational experience and will be useful for any structure willing to set up a Multilingual Kamishibai Competition in its local territory.
Intellectual outputs will be translated in the languages of the participants of the project (italian, portuguese, greec and english).
A training course for members of the partnership will be based on the intellectual outputs of this project. It will enable us to test the transferability of our productions.
Our final dissemination event in Spring 2022 in Paris will showcase the results of our intellectual outputs: conferences, workshops and roundtables will be organised to present, share and test our ideas.
Expected results of this project include:
- an improvement of school climate and children’s well-being,
- increased motivation for learning,
- better communication between parents and educational team members,
- more tolerance and inclusion regarding social, cultural and linguistic diversity.
In the long run, exposing the positive impacts of Multilingual Kamishibai Competition on a large-scale territory aims to prove families and educational professionals that valuing multilingual repertoires has a positive effect on social inclusion and academic achievement.