European Global Education as a new pedagogical approach

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Teachers today must prepare their students for a global future.
Nowadays Global Education is not a new concept, the starter was the Council of Europe which is an institution often confused with the European Council of the EU, which gave birth to its first initiatives many years ago (GLOBAL EDUCATION GUIDELINES. Concepts and methodologies on global education for educators and policy makers).
At the base of Global Education, because JUMP is an organization which promotes the EU, its values and institutions, we think that there’s always the concept of “citizenship”, related to Europe, we call it, European Citizenship with a global perspective or Global Europe (The EU projected towards the rest of the world). In the last decade, the complex of phenomena of globalization and migration brought the sector of education to face them with different strategies and new methodological approaches. Global Education is very powerful as a set of methods and practices which are evolving especially thanks to youth mobility. Global Education was born in fact for youths of all around the world, to meet and be educated about fighting racism, xenophobia, violence and discrimination and to build peace, inclusion and solidarity among global citizens. Global Education gives hope for a better future and for more aware and empowered future generations. It’s a positive way to educate with a worldwide perspective valorizing the local into the global. It became very famous in the last years, the term: glocal. The connection with Non Formal Education is very close as support to formal education, to foster inclusion and a more open minded approach to real life (real based education).
Schools are sensitive to Global Education but there is still resistance; National Educational Programs are still stronger than the so-called European and the Global way of teaching. European Programs can accept Global Education as a possible extra tool but not as a structural method to be integrated into the local policies, while in our classes there are children and students which can be from all over the world or their families were migrants so they have “far roots”.
This course aims at giving to teachers the proper knowledge on Global Education with the most important guidelines, training materials and approaches. It will be furthermore a very practical training where teachers will practice Global Education activities useful for students, in specific moments but also incorporated into regular teaching and participants will design and create their own materials, cooperating with others.
The course develops in participants the competences to transfer citizenship competences, fostering active global citizenship, to build critical thinking and develop leadership skills in students. Students taking action and the ones who can change the world of tomorrow in a better one.

Target group
Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in public or private school or educational institutions

As all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.
Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory.
We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with international spirit, at local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

Training modules
1) Module 1: Introduction to key concepts and ideas related to global education and related terms
2) Module 2: What global education means for teachers and teaching
3) Module 3: Identifying key elements within a global education approach
4) Module 4: Exploring approaches to teaching and pedagogy
5) Module 5: Practical ideas and support for teachers to introduce global education into their practice
6) Module 6: Design my own learning and teaching pathway

Sunday: arrival of participants, welcome by the B&B , free time and relax
Monday, 9:30 Opening the program with a briefing from the organisers. Presentation of the team, ice breaking games outdoors and walk to the city centre. Short sightseeing in Soverato, some basic info for orienteering, history and info points.
Lunch break.
Afternoon session. 15:00 - 17:30. Module 1: Introduction to key concepts and ideas related to global education and related terms
Tuesday morning. 9:30 - 12:30. Module 2: Identifying key elements within a global education approach
Afternoon session: 15:00 - 17:00. Continuation of module 2.
Wednesday: Morning session. 9:30 - 12:30. Module 3: Identifying key elements within a global education approach
Lunch break. Afternoon session: 15:00 - 17:00. Module 4: Exploring approaches to teaching and pedagogy
Thursday: Morning session, 9:30 - 12:30. Module 5: Practical ideas and support for teachers to introduce global education into their practice
Visit to a local school. Working with teachers and students.
Lunch break. Afternoon session: outdoor emotional team building walk to Soverato superiore.
Friday: Morning session, 9:30 - 12:30. Module 6: Design my own learning and teaching pathway.
Saturday afternoon, free time. Final dinner among participants to say Goodbye to Soverato.
Sunday: departure of participants.

Certification and number of days
JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5).
The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization.
10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6).
At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution.

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

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JUMP Association International Teachers Training Academy
Soverato, Italy

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