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Liana Bedinadze - The author of the book "Culture of Conduct" (teaching Ethics at schools on the elementary level) a pedagogue of the Public School #24 in Tbilisi Georgia. A Founder and the Executive Directore of the Association Mtsodneli - Innovation REsearch Center in Georgia. More than 30 years of teaching experience at the elementary level at school. The book is designed for children at the age of 7 to 10, in the 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th grades. It is taught through interactive exercises: games and activities designed as part of the teaching methodology offer a fun way for young children to learn about differences and similarities among people and to introduce the concept of diversity. All types of differences such as race, religion, language, traditions, and gender can be introduced this way.
The book outlines the variety of ways people can be different from each other including colour, size, language, and family.
The Culture of Conduct is the book authored by Liana Bedinadze designed to respond to the lack of discussion on various concepts and theories of ethics in the public schools in Georgia. The book aims to raise and develop in the students the skills of critical thinking, logic, decision-making and the capacity to analyse what is the right and wrong in specific situations and contexts. The book aims at introducing discussion of moral issues in a systematic way and provides an educational experience.
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