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Tele-Collaboration and Virtual Exchanges...
From Each Other
In dialogue, identities and difference are explored personal experience and emotions are
talked about, and participants learn to actively listen to other perspectives. There is no single
reality or truth, no dualism with right and wrong answers but rather multiplicity and complexity
Participants are supported in critical thinking, revealing and re-evaluating assumptions and
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange model of facilitated dialogue adopted in virtual exchanges is based
on some fundamental premises:
* Dialogue does not happen on its own – and for dialogue to progress, facilitators have an
important role to play.
* Facilitators act as process leaders; they do not contribute to the substance of the discussion.
* The facilitator's aim is to lead the group process; to help the group to improve the way they
communicate, examine and solve problems, and be more self-reflective.
To be able to achieve this, and to empower the group, Erasmus+ facilitators rely on and adhere to
neutrality; they do not express their own opinion. One key part of the facilitator role is to make the
dialogue process explicit and promote awareness of dialogue amongst participants. Participants are
encouraged to think of themselves as multifaceted beings. This enables participants and groups to
appreciate and understand the dynamic and fluid nature of their own and other identities and to think
beyond static national identities. SOURCE: European Youth Portal - https://europa.eu
The Magic of Dialogue - Transforming Conflict
EYE partners with Crisalus Virtual Exchanges to support sustained, technology-enabled education
programmes and activities. The goal is simple....
* People-To-People Interactions take place to support the
process of diverse people collaboratively analyzing and
addressing complex problems that transcend borders towards
collaboration in cross-border projects and intercultural dialogue.
* Student-To-Student interactionstake place between
classrooms located in different parts of the world to facilitate
computer-supported collaborative learning through technology.
Students can also be considered as beneficiaries of EYE
programming who participate in different components of a
* Teacher-To-Teacher Interactions constitute Communities
of Practice in specific subjects and disciplines to share resources,
nurture relationships and collaborate.
Dialogue cannot be reduced to the act of one person’s “depositing”
ideas in another, nor can it become a simple exchange of ideas to
be “consumed” by the discussants. Dialogue is not coercive or
confrontational, but a collaborative, mutual learning process.
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Our facilitators have been trained to conduct
virtual exchanges under the Erasmus+ Model
of facilitated dialogue.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges promote
facilitated small-group dialogue in a semi-
structured format with Erasmus+-certified
facilitators. The European Commission is
keen to have all Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
activities include facilitated dialogue, and
they are, therefore, an important part of
Transnational Erasmus+ projects.
Participating EYE pilot-project organizers
are required to organize their beneficiaries
into groups of 10-12, with more or less equal
numbers from each of the partner involved
in a project. Groups meet for online dialogue
sessions that are led by our Erasmus+-certified