ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

From multicultural to intercultural classrooms

Course dates:

25-29/11/2019
24-28/2/2020


The movements of peoples happen on our planet throughout the human history. It is true though that the recent movements towards Europe have happened very fast without giving us enough time to adapt. As a result the change in the composition of local societies in many parts of Europe is often felt as a problem. The same of course happened in the classrooms of many European schools.

Schools are now called to find solutions the sooner possible, and teachers usually have to take the responsibility of multicultural classrooms. And while we need fast, applicable, human solutions we all understand that there are not verified answers and tested policies to help the situation.

This course comes as a response to the immediate needs of the teachers and is based upon active solutions that will equip the teacher with practical ideas. After theoretical analysis of the whole situation the course adopts an intercultural philosophy through the use of emotional intelligence as a main tool to achieve it.

At the end of the training teachers are expected to understand the problem of migration and multiculturalism much better and have on their hands the suitable set of tools to create an immediate local solution when they return home.

Target audience

Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs) Teacher trainers Careers officers, educational guides and counselors Inspectors Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organizations offering adult education Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation Non-teaching administrative staff Members of students/teachers councils in adult education

Instructors

Mr Silouanos Charalambous, BSc Psychology, will be the principal instructor of this course.

Mr Georgios Charalambous will be responsible for the practical sessions

Language of the seminar

English

Program of seminar

Day 1
Theoretical session 1. The multicultural society: What are the realities in Europe a. Refugees, Immigrants, Asylum seekers b. Children of foreign backgrounds c. Minorities, family problems, class, gender, religion 2. What are the problems caused Practical session The Intercultural classroom: Cooperation projects using the cloud.

Day 2
Theoretical session 1. Racism as the underlining reason to blame i. In society i. In the school 2. From the multicultural to the intercultural Practical session The Intercultural classroom: The use of Digital Art as a cooperation tool

Day 3
Theoretical session 1. Emotional intelligence (EI) a. Definitions b. Ability, Mixed and Trait models c. Empathy. Empathy in the educational and intercultural environment d. Emotional Intelligence interactions with other phenomena i. Bullying ii. Job performance iii. Leadership iv. Health v. Self-esteem and drug dependence Practical session The Intercultural classroom: The use of QR codes as a cooperation tool. Ideas for projects and games

Day 4
Theoretical session 1. Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a tool for intercultural education a. EI for the teacher b. EI for the students Practical session • Case study: Sustainable solutions in Riace, Italy. • Design of a local plan.

Day 5
1. Peoples’ movements throughout human history 2. Discussion on the future of the European society 3. Evaluation of course

Cost of seminar

350 euros per participant (70 euros/day/participant)

Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks and the archaeological Park entrance fee. The cost of the lunches is not included. Lunches, hotel/apartment and travelling from/to airports are the responsibility of the participants.

Please follow this link to learn about air transport, bus, and taxi in order to reach us more easily. Some hotel recommendations are also included.

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