Plurilingual Intercultural Creative Keys: Updated Educational Program
This article presents a brief overview of an updated Plurilingual Intercultural Creative Keys (PICK) educational program. The program suggests modifications to existing curricula to adjust it to the current realia by promoting plurilingualism, interculturalism and creativity in early schooling. The program has five distinct goals, each of which contributes to non-invasive modifications of the school curriculum: to foster students’ creative potential; to promote multilingual competence; to nurture intercultural competence; to encourage intrinsic motivation; and to establish a positive psychological climate. To accomplish these goals, the program utilizes a holistic approach that constitutes five categories of methods and techniques, which focus on the psychological climate in the classroom, encourage students’ enthusiastic attitude toward schooling, facilitate students’ curiosity, develop intercultural competence, and utilize an action-oriented approach.