Our increasingly multicultural societies emphasise the growing need to foster intercultural competence among young people, which is vital for effective and appropriate communication. Watch this webinar to learn how to enhance social inclusion in the classroom and include intercultural learning, both in different subjects and in other aspects of school life. 17 November 2020 | Duration: 67 minutes
What was this webinar about?
The first presentation aims at promoting the whole-school approach to intercultural learning and points teachers to tools for nurturing intercultural competence in the classroom. It also makes links to other relevant initiatives and programmes, as well as promoting possible partnerships for schools.
In the second presentation, you are introduced to the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Project "Inclusive Schools: Making a difference for Roma children" (INSCHOOL), which aims at enhancing social inclusion of Roma by promoting inclusive education and training. The presentation focuses on the project's intervention logic and methodology, which brings together the experiences from the practice (school) level to ensure evidence-based interventions and adaptations at the policy level.
Izabela Jurczik-Arnold: How teachers can nurture intercultural competence
Denis Durmish, Smaranda Witec: Inclusive Schools: Making a difference for Roma children (INSCHOOL)
Izabela Jurczik-Arnold is the Head of Education and Training at the European Federation for Intercultural Learning. In the last 15 years she has been involved in developing training programmes with organisations and institutions all over Europe. Her expertise includes conceptualisation, execution and quality assurance of training modules and materials for various audiences, from educators and NGOs, to volunteers and young people. In her more recent focus on school stakeholders, she has designed and delivered training to teachers focused on intercultural learning, internationalisation of schools, supporting learning mobility abroad and assessment of intercultural competence. She is particularly keen on promoting synergies between formal and non-formal education, as well as cooperation between schools and civil society organisations.
Denis Durmish is currently coordinating the implementation of the EU/CoE joint project INSCHOOL as part of the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. He has extensive experience in developing and carrying out projects for enabling access to education for children and youth using formal and non-formal educational methodologies in partnership with educational institutions, civil society and relevant policy stakeholders.