BUILDING THE BRIDGE: REFUGEES AND SCHOOLS

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Course description

There has never been a greater need for adapting schools for receiving refugees; sometimes it is necessary to change the whole mindset, to be open to different cultures, and it is usually a long process. Schools are a key factor in instilling the tolerant spirit that our societies need. This course prepares teachers psychologically and pedagogically for working with students coming from different backgrounds. It describes the shortcomings and advantages of all the factors involved: teachers, native students, new coming students, parents, institutions. It aims at raising awareness of the new teaching strategies that the teacher needs to approach in order to deliver classes that promote inclusion and tolerance.

Methodology:

The methodological approach implicates:

Ice – Breaker Sessions,
Debates;
Team – Building Sessions;
Group Discussions;
Six Hats Method;
Problem – Solving Activities;
Project – Solving Activities
Questioning;
Goal – Setting sessions;
Decision – Making Sessions;
Action-Based Strategies;
Brainstorming;
Planning an Structuring;
Negotiation and Persuasion;
Self – Motivation Sessions;
Questionnaires
Objectives

Learning how to tackle the problem of refugee students
Improving teaching skills and refreshing the teaching style
Developing tools and techniques for dealing with students with emotional problems
Increasing parental involvement in education
Provoking responses to problems which are global rather than provincial in nature and which foster interests in the outside world
Increasing students' tolerance towards multiculturality and diversity
Learning how to cooperate with the community through various projects made in schools
Exchanging experiences and cross-cultural practices in dealing with new students in schools
Learning Outcomes

Introducing the basic terminology related to refugees
Familiarizing with the EU policies about refugees
Reflecting upon examples of good practices from different European countries related to the topic
Raising awareness of the causes leading to refugees
Practicing activities aimed at enhancing the students' motivation to work with different students
Improving communication between parties involved in education: parents, teachers, students
Understanding the mechanism of functioning the heterogeneous classroom
Integration with teachers from various European countries and sharing ideas of how to solve the problem
Improvement of language and communication skills
Increased capacity to cooperate on an international level
Getting practical ideas for cooperative work in classroom
Enhancing intercultural awareness
Broader understanding of practices, policies, and systems in education
Encouragement of sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues within the EU
Development of tools and techniques for innovative problem solving
Follow-up

Trainees will be given soft and hard copies of all lesson materials, which they can present to their colleagues in their own organizations to generate interest in project writing. In addition, a mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences. At the end of the course, the participants will fill in a questionnaire in order to get detailed feedback on the effectiveness of the training event.

Course organiser
ITeach INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTE
Location
Rome, Italy


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11.05.2020 > 20.05.2020 (ID: 112712, Confirmed))
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21.06.2021 > 30.06.2021 (ID: 119150, Confirmed))
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ITeach INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTE
ITeach INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTE
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