Socialization

Socialization concerns 'added value' to learning materials which pursue the development of additional skills beyond the actual competencies taught. The principle of socialization is fulfilled if learning materials also pursue:

  • Social skils: Do the materials aim at promoting the social skills of the learners such as the ability to co-operate with others or to develop empathy? Are the learners encouraged to develop new concepts and to look at things from a different perspective?

  • Intercultural awareness: Does the schoolbook ask learners to reflect upon the knowledge and understanding of their own culture as well as the cultures of other countries and their personal attitude towards them?