Travelling Folktales

Educational sector: Primary and Secondary



This course aims to familiarize participants with the activities focusing on cultural awareness, diversity and mobility. It also aims to enable participants to use stories and material to enhance their practices and promote amongst their students an awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and of the need to combat racism, prejudice and xenophobia.


Learning outcomes

With the completion of the course, participants will be able to use travelling folktales in order to

1) Decide on their focus

Decide what educational areas they wish to target and set their objectives.

2) Choose the folktales they could use

Browse the collection on-line and select the travelling folktales that best fit their objectives. Familiarize themselves with the stories they are going to use and the languages they are presented in.

3) Design activities

From the “Culture” and “Difference” pools of activities on the website, choose the suggested activities that best fit their objectives and selected stories. Adjust them and/or design their own activities, in order to address the specific needs and abilities of their own students.


Step 1: Introduction to Intercultural education

Step 2: a) Familiarization on key concepts and b) Elaboration on Pedagogical approaches

Step 3: Basic didactical strategies

Step 4: Examples of good practices

Step 5: Learning scenarios development

Step 6: Assessment tools

Step 7: Round table on Intercultural education

Step 8: Evaluation of the event



Day zero

Arrival of the participants. Ice breaking party. Short introduction of the course – expectations of the participants

Day 1

09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30-11:00 Introduction Travelling Folktales on Intercultural Education (TFIE)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Key concepts of TFIE (teachers role, tools, technics, learning scenarios, assessment)  

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Examples of good practice

16:00-17:00 Wrap – up

Day 2

09:30-11:00 Familiarization with travelling folktales pool of activities

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Development of a learning scenario by learners support by trainers

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Development of a learning scenario by learners support by trainers

Day 3

09:00-11:00 Development of a learning scenario by learners support by trainers

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Team work – creating a learning scenario 

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-20:00 Free time to visit the Pieria district (Olympus mountain, Ancient Dion)

Day 4

09:30-11:00 Attending a class lesson

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Development of a learning scenario by learners support by trainers

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:30-17:00 Presentations of Learning scenarios by teachers

Day 5

09:30 – 13:30 Presentations of Learning scenarios by teachers

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 17:00  Round table on TFIE

a) Evaluation of TFIE

b) Suggestions for changes adjustments

c) Evaluation of the event

Evening: Farewell party

Day 6



Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input – EUROPASS


Evangelos Kapetis (PM)

Masters of Arts Applied Linguistics / English Teacher. Teaching English in Primary and secondary education. Creator of learning and teaching material both formal and informal learning for tradinional and ICT based classroom activities. Head of European projects department at Platon.

Participation in conferences and congresses. Coordinator in Comenius, LLP and Erasmus+ projects.  Participant in more than 30 projects in Comenius, Minerva, Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+

Evgenia Moysidou

Bachelor in History and Archaeology and Master in Ancient Inscriptions. She teaches History at Platon secondary school, applying Playful learning and Artful thinking strategies. Is in charge of the Thessaloniki Time Machine project which build a model of the city’s past. She also participates in History and Culture oriented Erasmus+ projects.