Interculturality at School

   Although we belong to different ethnic, cultural, religious, and linguistic groups, we all live under the same "roof." In order to be able to live TOGETHER, we need to get to know and respect our neighbor, to eliminate the “us” and “them” barriers, to promote common values such as integration, cooperation and tolerance.

 

   The effective integration of migrants is not an economic and labour-market process alone. It also has social, educational facets. None, though, are mutually exclusive: disadvantage and the failure to integrate in one dimension are likely to have multiple repercussions.
   

   The current programme aims to provide knowledge for school teachers on the theme of Interculturality in a pedagogical environment / institution. Working in an intercultural context demands skills that are essentially based on the recognition of the other, through identity and alterity, and understandings of Human Rights concepts. In terms of overcoming challenges in a multicultural setting, themes as language barriers, combating bullying and recognizing partnership in the network are presented. To achieve these results, the training combines theoretical concepts and practical activities with the participants. During four hours per day, participants will learn, through concepts, group discussion and exercises, experimenting games to apply within children and field visit.

Dates & Locations

Berlin, Germany

  • 17 - 21 February 2020

  • 11 - 15 May 2020

Celano, Italy

  • 19-26 May 2018

  • 5-11 May 2019

Sliema, Malta

  • 15-21 April 2018

  • 14-20 April 2019

Granada, Spain

  • 7-13 January 2018

  • 10-16 February 2019

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Objectives

   This course wants to:

​•    Improve intercultural competences and cultural awareness;
•    Reflect on concepts like ethnocentrism, racism, discrimination, segregation;
•    Increase self-awareness about cultural differences;
•    Develop cross-cultural empathy, flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity;
•    Exchange best practices with other teachers on how to handle difficult situations with learners from vulnerable backgrounds;
•    Get inspired on how to encourage a stimulating and open learning environment and foster collective learning;
•    Foster basic knowledge about conflict in a multicultural environment;
•    Examine ways of managing diversity in classroom and creating inclusive culture in schools;
•    Study the aims, role, characteristics and models of intercultural education;
•    Examine the use of technology for intercultural dialogue with other schools.

 

Methodology

 

   Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education methodologies. Starting with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course, we proceed with non-formal learning strategies in order to guarantee and stimulate an active contribution from the participants involved. In practice, we use: Presentations; Analysis of study cases; Discussions in the classroom; Role-plays; Technical visits to local private and public institutions; Conferences with local professionals to exchange good practices; Job shadowing experiences; Workshops to rethink old practices and introduce new ones. By applying scientific knowledge, students are faced with real problems which they will try and solve. In addition, certain key aspects will be revealed, such as the investment of learners put into the project, the representation they have of the scientific phenomenon, or the time available. Moreover, students will not only be able to complete a project, but also to apply new technological tools, and acquire skills such as sketch drawing, mathematical calculations, new materials, concluding drafts, teamwork.

 

Preparation

   Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive a detailed programme outlining the content and structure of the course, as well as recommended reading and viewing material relevant to the course contents. They will also receive practical information about Berlin, including maps, places of interest and accommodation.

 

Cost

 

   €490/person. For accommodation and other costs please contact us at info@erasmusnet.org

 

Certifications

   We will hand out:

  • Certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content and dates;

  • Europass Mobility certificates issued by your NA and signed by us.

 

Programme