Part 1 – One Problem – Different Points of View
The lesson will begin with the students working in groups of 6, each group will be given newspaper articles about local rural areas that have become run down and abandoned by businesses and as a result, local people have to travel 20 – 30 minutes to find a grocery store or a doctor. Each person in the group will play a different role - the fact checker, the emotional, the pessimist, the optimistic, the optimistic and the moderator.
Albania is a small country with low levels of development in rural areas. The development of these areas is key to succeed in improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in these areas.
The teaching resource aims to bring to the attention of the students issues related to the development of rural areas. Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Rural areas are facing major challenges today which arise mainly from globalization, demographic changes and the rural migration of young people. Policies for rural areas aim to contribute in recognising and making use of its strengths and opportunities.
These teaching resources give students the opportunity to look closely at the living conditions in the rural areas and the challenges they face on a daily basis. Together, the students and local residents will try to encourage development in these areas by having discussions with local stakeholders, and presenting what they feel is urgently needed by the local residents.