Creative teaching techniques to promote inclusive education - TENERIFE (Spain)

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In this course teachers will acquire new learning-by-doing and art-based teaching tools and develop their personal and social skills in order to understand and adapt to the realities of their disadvantaged learners such as migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and learners from low socio-economic backgrounds.

This training course is for teachers who want to learn about different alternative methodologies that can be used to adapt teaching to the needs of learners from vulnerable backgrounds and have an inclusive approach in class. Teachers will learn how to apply various active learning methods in order to promote inclusion, tolerance, diversity and critical thinking. They will learn low-budget exercises and experiments that can be used to increase motivation, engagement and sense of belonging of learners, irrespective of their cultural, ethnic, socio-economic background or educational level. These active learning methodologies are adequate for teaching learners in their second language, multicultural classrooms or marginalized learners, as they focus on learning-by-doing and interactive exercises in small groups.

Increase self-awareness about the realities of the different types of disadvantaged learners.
Learn how to identify and reflect on the needs of vulnerable learners.
Reflect on marginalization, isolation, learning in the second language and multiculturalism.
Understand how to apply active learning methodologies with disadvantaged learners.
Learn how to deliver low-budget exercises that increase motivation and engagement.
Acquire knowledge on how to promote tolerance, diversity and critical thinking.
Exchange best practices on how to handle difficult situations with learners and families from voulnerable backgrounds.
Get inspired on how to encourage a stimulating and open learning environment and foster collective learning.
Target audience
Teachers: pre-school, primary, secondary and vocational schools.
Teacher trainers.
School leaders and other school staff.
Any professional workers who work with learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For groups of 8 teachers or more, we adapt the course content and approach to the specific needs of your educational center and offer personalized funding assistance.

Training activities

Day 1 – Inclusive education
Welcome to the course
Ice breaking: Getting to know each other
Concept mapping: What is inclusive education?
Preliminary questions Method: Understanding the realities of disadvantaged learners
Exercise: Active listening
Group dynamics: Building trust in the group
Case study: Refugees vs asylum seekers vs immigrants
Exchanging good practices on how to handle difficult situations with learners and families from vulnerable backgrounds.

Day 2 – Active learning methodologies
Warm up and team-building exercises
Concept mapping exercise: What is active learning?
Low-budget exercises: How to focus on learning by doing than speaking/writing
Role play: learning in the second language in multicultural classrooms
Group dynamics: Reinforcing trust and respect
Group work and reflection: Marginalization and isolation
Reflection exercises: How can I apply active learning in my class?

Day 3 – Experiential and Inquiry Based Learning
Energizers and group division exercises
Introduction to Kolb’s Experiential learning cycles
Think-Pair-Share: Experiential learning for stimulating and engaging environments
Exercises and group discussion: Teaching tolerance and diversity in multicultural classrooms
Experiments and demonstrations: Practicing Inquiry Based Learning
Group exercise: Teaching critical thinking through Inquiry Based Learning
Group reflection: How to apply experiential and IBL in my class?

Day 4 – Art-based teaching
Energizer and creative exercises
Challenge in pairs and reflection: Non-verbal and para-verbal communication
Exercise in pairs: The importance of eye-contact
Exercise: Expressing emotions through music
Using dance and bod movement exercises in multicultural classrooms
Using the collage technique to understand the realities of disadvantaged learners
Group reflection: How can I adapt art-based teaching approach in my teaching?

Day 5 – Networking and closing
Energizer and quiz with Kahoot
Group dynamics: Networking skills
Open discussion on possible future collaborations and planning follow up activities
Summary of key learning points
Final course evaluation and feedback
Validation of learning outcomes and handling certificates
Cultural activity or guided visit (optional)

Course organiser
Asociacion Educativa EDUPLUS
San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain

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23.05.2022 > 27.05.2022 (Confirmed)
06.06.2022 > 10.06.2022 (Confirmed)
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11.07.2022 > 15.07.2022 (Confirmed)
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