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MINDFUL EDUCATION: CREATING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for educators across various levels, including pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, and special needs education. It welcomes teachers, school staff, NGO professionals, policymakers, corporate staff, students, and individuals interested in fostering mindfulness and diverse strategies to cultivate a stress-free, positive, and supportive learning environment. Participants should have a minimum English proficiency level of B1.

Methodology

The course methodology combines theoretical insights with interactive sessions, discussions, and experiential activities. Drawing inspiration from mindfulness principles, positive psychology, and innovative teaching methods, the program aims to equip participants with a holistic toolkit for creating a supportive and happy educational atmosphere.

Outcomes
  • Familiarizing participants with the foundations of mindfulness in education.

  • Understanding diverse strategies beyond meditation for promoting a positive learning environment.

  • Developing skills to integrate mindfulness principles into teaching practices.

  • Enhancing intrapersonal and interpersonal skills for dealing with stress and conflicts.

  • Improving communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

  • Exploring creative and engaging activities to create a supportive classroom culture.

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

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of the use of Mindfulness from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people practicing mindfulness 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.

5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and external week activities.

  • Icebreaker activities for trust and community building.

  • Cultural presentations.

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

  • Activity: Stream of Consciousness Journaling

  • Understanding mindfulness foundations in education.

  • Strategies beyond meditation: Positive psychology in the classroom.

  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative practices.

  • Activity: Dharma / MindUP

  • Integrating mindfulness principles into teaching practices.

  • Recognizing and managing stress and conflicts in the classroom.

  • Exploring creative and engaging activities for a supportive classroom culture.

  • Activity: EFT / Case Studies

  • Mindful communication and collaboration.

  • Promoting intercultural awareness and sharing diverse educational experiences.

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation, and closing session, certifications.

cultural and social programme

  • Teambilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

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.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

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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