Boost your creativity and prevent early school leaving: steps for integration and intercultural education ( ROME)

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Therefore, education in the 21st century no longer prepares learners for the old paradigm. Moreover,we see that learning in the formal sense no longer stops in one’s early twenties. Lifelong learning has
become the new normal. Education is moving from standardised to personalised learning. Creativity takes children’s natural world, creative play, and develops it further, to create learning experiences which are for the participants, The course provides participants with an overview of the trending
innovative teaching methods as well as a cooperative, inspirational and stimulating space where to experiment and practice new tools, strategies and approaches.It will empower teachers with skills and
knowledge about access of students with fewer opportunities to formal and non-formal education, transnational mobility and participation, active citizenship, strategies to prevent early school leaving and tools to promote the differences in society

Based on formal, informal and non formal learning, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of problems and thoughts of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for studying, reflecting and working. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:face-to-face lessons, experiential learning,team-building and team-working, best practice case-studies, driven simulations,role-play, study visits, focus-group, daily evaluation through self ,
group assessment, etc

By the end of the course, each participant should be able to:
-to solve inclusion issues in multicultural classes
-to have a clear understanding of exclusion and inclusion
- to create a pedagogical strategies in order to prevent early school leaving in his/ her school unit
-to find solutions and take measures to avoid exclusion of young people with fewer opportunities
-to use a wide range of idea creation techniques to create new and worthwhile ideas;
-to develop communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills
-to learn strategies for students with fewer opportunities so as to give access them to formal and non-formal education for empowerment and inclusion in school and society
-to know and to apply creative drama intercultural tehiques and European dimension
-to plan for and design inclusive education environments for learning.
-to develop individual learning plans based on whole-school curriculum planning.
-to outline strategies for developing professional working relationships within this group.
-to select and use relevant curriculum and support resources
-to learn new non-formal education activities and techniques in order to better integrate of all students in the classroom
- to use new mediation and negotiation tools in the fight against exclusion of students with fewer opportunities
-to exchange practices and experiences on various aspects and perceptions of marginalization , inclusion and early school leaving

The programme is designed on learning modules. The detailed agenda will be given after pre-registration.
1 .INTERCULTURAL SETTINGS. Connection between culture and inclusion. Education For All. A global commitment.Multicultural or intercultural education. Show me your class and I will tell you who you are
2 INTRODUCTION TO INCLUSION. A clear, basic understanding of exclusion and inclusion. Principles of inclusive
education. Aims and objectives of inclusive education. What means a teacher as inclusive promoter?
3. CREATIVITY: EU ley competences; creative solutions through creative learning methods. COLB methodfor creative teachers.Creativity and Making – crucial ideas for effective inclusion strategy
4. CREATIVE DRAMA IN EDUCATION: Effective Communication through Drama .Drama as a Social Inclusion Tool (Refugee Integration, Child Abuse, Child Labor, Special Needs etc.) . Drama in Education -ideas to prevent early school leaving
5.THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: The basic elements of inclusive education; The support of inclusive education; Human library and Digital Storytelling as educational tools;
6. STRATEGIES TO EARLY SCHOOL LEAVING AND PREVENT EXCLUSION. How to foster students’ inclusion, tolerance and
intercultural awareness through non-formal, informal and experiential learning activities. Non formal education tools aimed
at social inclusion. Designing lessons and activities to support increasing diversity in contemporary classrooms Strategies to
involve in school activities students in risk of exclusion. Activities based on a very good overview and practical experience
of tools through individual work, working groups and collective work regarding social inclusion.
7.The extra benefit of using NON FORMAL METHODS IN MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT. Practical work: designing,
preparing and implementing engaging non-formal activities.How to use technology and game-based education to make teaching more interactive. Practical work: creating and delivering interactive learning games
8. TECHNIQUES TO SUPPORT SOCIAL INCLUSION. Conflict in classroom. Management styles of conflict. Mediation and negotiation tools in the fight against exclusion of people with fewer opportunities. Space for discussion of future
cooperation and planning follow up activitiesCourse evaluation. Releasing of official course certifications.

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with the Europass Mobility Certificate, together with a certificate of attendance. Both documents will be provided in double language.


We comply to the 10 principles set in the European Quality Charter for Mobility:
- Information and guidance: we provide every participant with access to clear and reliable sources of information and guidance on mobility and the conditions in which it can be taken up, including details of the Charter and the roles of sending and hosting organisations,
- Learning plan: we draw up a learning plan describing the objectives and expected outcomes, the means of achieving them and the evaluation measures, taking account of reintegration issues
- Personalisation: we tailor the mobility based on participants’ needs and we ensure that the training course fits in with personal learning pathways, skills and motivation of participants and develops or supplements them
- General preparation: before departure, we can provide participants with general preparation tailored to their specific needs and covering linguistic, pedagogical, legal, cultural and financial aspects
- Linguistic aspects: we support the participants both before, during and after the course, we speak 5 languages do we can fully support the participants form the linguistic point of view
- Logistical support: our venues are easily accessible and based on our vast experience in mobility projects we provide detailed information and assistance concerning travel arrangements, insurance, the portability of government grants and loans, residence or work permits, social security and any other practical aspects
- Mentoring: we provide continuous mentoring to advise and help participants before, throughout and after their stay
- Recognition: we’ve vast experience in recognition of learning outcomes and we assist participants and sending organizations in the recognition and certification process including the issuing of the Europass mobility certificate
- Reintegration and evaluation: during the training we run daily evaluations as well as a final evaluation to monitor and assess all aspects of the training courses and ensure its quality, when appropriate we run an ex-ante and ex-post evaluation to assess the learning outcomes and the competences acquired, after the training we support participants in order to enhance their reintegration
- Commitments and responsibilities: we draw up and sign with the participant a learning agreement and quality commitment and we monitor that the training course comply with these standards

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New Horizons Malta
Rome, Italy

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