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 creating learning-friendly environment for meaningful learning in inclusive classroom. development of interpersonal skills for learning and cooperation, managing behavior and facilitation of self-directed learning and discovery in an inclusive classroom through arts and games. 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 interpersonal skills for learning and cooperation, managing behavior and facilitation of self-directed learning and discovery in an inclusive classroom through arts and games. Some other tools used will consist of project work, simulations, laboratory practice, reflection and evaluation.

Outcomes
  • Broadening the understanding of the importance of learning-friendly environment for meaningful learning in inclusive classroom.

  • Facilitating skills for creating learning-friendly environment.

  • Understanding of the role of arts and games in development of interpersonal skills for learning and cooperation, managing behavior and facilitation of self-directed learning and discovery.

  • Acquisition of various games and art-based activities and projects and ability to use them to facilitate cooperative learning and manage behavior in the inclusive classroom.

  • 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 inclusive education 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 inclusive education and practicing the use of arts and games in different 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

  • Identification of risks, factors and barriers for inclusion 

  • Games and activities which encourage collaboration and participation of all learners

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

  • Managing behavior in the inclusive classroom through game and art-based activities and projects

  • 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

  • Identification of risks, factors and barriers for inclusion 
  • Games and activities which encourage collaboration and participation of all learners

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

  • Managing behavior in the inclusive classroom through game and art-based activities and projects

  • Workshop on interpersonal skills for learning through games and arts

  • Establishing ground rules for group learning in inclusive classroom

  • Approaches to group work and cooperative learning

  • Planning for differentiation

  • Authentic assessment approaches and techniques

  • 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.

Coming up first:

17.08. - 21.08.2020

Barcelona, Spain

More dates

Date

Place

Barcelona, Spain

Larissa, Greece

Fee

10 days / 700 €

5 days / 350 €

Subsistence

To be announced

People

max 16

Coming up first:

17.05. - 21.05.2021

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Date

Place

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fee

10 days / 840 €

5 days / 420 €

Subsistence

To be announced

People

max 24

CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

PIC number: 900789337

Organization ID: E10049405

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