ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

From multicultural to intercultural classrooms

This course has now a new enhanced program. The new program has a few diferences compared to the previous one which you have probably seen on schooleducationgateway.eu. Please have in mind that the platform schooleducationgateway.eu is no longer updated (since end of Sep 2022); a new European platform is being created which is not ready yet. Therefore the valid program from now on (Jan 2023) is the program published on this webpage.

Course dates:

3/4/2023-7/4/2023
20/11/2023-24/11/2023

Description

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 approach as the main philosophy of the solutions proposed.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the situation of global migration
  • Analyze the psychology of the immigrant
  • Explain the differences between the terms “multicultural” and “intercultural”
  • Describe discrepancy, its causes and its effects
  • Develop, edit and use digital content (text, sound, image and video) and use it as tool to achieve interculturality in the classroom.
  • Apply the latest teaching methodologies to achieve a creative approach to immigrant students’ inclusion
  • Appreciate the importance of technology and language as tools for inclusion
  • Embrace the new role of educators in a complex and instable world

Program of course

Day 1 (8.30-14.00)
Welcome presentation.
Meet Cyprus: History, geography and contemporary reality of Cyprus. Cyprus as a cross point in peoples’ movement history.
The participants present their school/project/region/country.
The current situation of migration in the world and in Europe in particular.
Practical session: Using technology to improve cooperation. Cloud technologies, the SAMR method.

Day 2 (8.30-14.00)
The psychology of the young immigrant. The effects of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and low self-esteem.
The immigrant family and the cultural shock.
Helping young immigrant students to develop resilience.
Outdoor activity: Using cultural places for learning. The immigrants and the local culture.

Day 3 (8.30-14.00)
How to face the problem:
Understanding the difference between multicultural and intercultural classrooms
Identifying and challenging stereotypes and biases
Managing and resolving cultural conflicts. Developing intercultural competency skills.
Emotional Intelligence for teachers and students.
Practical session: Using automatic translation for communication. Voice recognition and text-to-speech. Automatic text creation.

Day 4 (8.30-14.00)
Delinquency in the school environment. The situation in Europe and Cyprus in particular.
Factors creating/affecting delinquency. Immigration as a risk factor for delinquency.
How to face the problem: Relevant policies at a school level and local/ country level
The intercultural classroom as an answer to delinquency.
Languages and immigrants: Τhe host country language proficiency as a key driver of immigrants' inclusion. Language policies for immigrants.
Practical session: Image processing, automatic creation of images. Sound processing, podcasts creation, automatic music composition

Day 5 (8.30-14.00)
Practical session: Creation of videos. Interdisciplinary projects, the flipped classroom.
Teachers’ professional development. MOOCs for teachers
Discussion on the future of the European society in the context of people’s global movements.
Evaluation of course

Target audience

Teachers, Headmasters, School consultants (primary, secondary, vocational, adult)

Instructors

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

Mr Georgios Charalambous MEng and MA in Adult Learning will be responsible for the practical sessions

Language of the course

English

Cost of seminar

400 euros per participant (80 euros/day/participant)


Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks. 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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