Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who are interested in diversity and how culture shapes our identity as well as how to create a sense of mutual respect and belonging in their classroom. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will focus on development of intrapersonal, interpersonal and intercultural skills of participants as well as on development of pedagogical competences that can be applied in the classroom. Some other tools which will be used to achieve the course objectives consist of drama and theatre games and techniques, writing assignments, simulations, laboratory practice, reflection and evaluation.

Outcomes
  • Broadening the understanding of culture, identity, diversity, marginalization and belonging.

  • Broadening the understanding of discrimination and conflict in intercultural context.

  • Acquisition of exercises and techniques for classroom and project work to facilitate learning-friendly environment where everybody feels they belong and they are safe.

  • Acquisition questioning techniques for challenging assumptions and stereotypes.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of art and game-based activities to support inclusion in classroom.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of empowering diversity in multicultural setting from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in education in multicultural contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (20 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Defining culture, individual differences within cultures and dynamic nature of culture

  • Exploring cultural identity and building relationships in a multicultural group 

  • Identifying and addressing discrimination from individual and social perspective

  • Questioning techniques for challenging assumptions and stereotypes

  • Creating learning-friendly environment for meaningful learning in multicultural classroom

  • Establishing ground rules for group learning in multicultural classroom

  • Online tools for collaboration in special education needs education projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

10 days programme (40 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Defining culture, individual differences within cultures and dynamic nature of culture

  • Exploring cultural identity and building relationships in a multicultural group 

  • Identifying and addressing discrimination from individual and social perspective

  • Questioning techniques for challenging assumptions and stereotypes

  • Creating learning-friendly environment for meaningful learning in multicultural classroom

  • Establishing ground rules for group learning in multicultural classroom

  • Workshop on interpersonal skills for learning through drama games and techniques

  • Modeling behavior in multicultural classroom through simulations and role-play

  • Theatre of the Oppressed techniques of still images and body sculpturing for representing and transformation of situations of conflict and discrimination

  • Tackling sensitive topics through: a) the use of persona dolls (for pre-school and lower primary age) b) prepared scenarios of process drama (for higher primary to secondary and adult age)

  • Online tools for collaboration in special education needs education projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee includes tuition and materials for the course sessions as well as the cultural and social programme. Please check the course fee for each specific course session below.

SUBSISTENCE

In some destinations participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and meals while in others we have set arrangements with hotels or campuses. Please check for a specific course session.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

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24.08. - 28.08.2020

Barcelona, Spain

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27.07. - 31.07.2020 Dublin, Ireland

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Le Gossier, France

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CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

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