Teachers will learn how to make changes in a simple way in the everyday routines and deep ones in long term school culture and community.
In this course we will address issues such as boosting critical thinking. The first step is being aware of the institutionalized discrimination and the influence that our culture and ethnocentrism have on us. Once in this point, we will be able to make more inclusive choices and work with strategies to build cultural inclusiveness education.
We’ll share dynamics, examples and methodologies to integrate, attend and take advantage of the diversity in the classroom in different subjects and within shared leisure spaces.
Participants in this course will understand human beings behaviour and develop their skills and competences on how to motivate teamwork, build bridges with the community and manage complex long-term projects to foster social cohesion, peaceful coexistence and diversity.
The skills learnt by the participants during the course can be used to:
- Verifying and develop their pedagogical and communication skills.
- Contributing to the creation of a new open-minded and all-inclusive school.
- Increased motivation for professional development.
- Encouraging the working groups to systematize actions in their centres and to move forward.
- DAY 1: Introduction
Getting to know each other. Presentation activity where participants will share their experiences related to the course subject and their expectations towards the workshop. Course content and its development during these days.
What to do to integrate and celebrate diversity and differences among students? Understanding human beings: psychological and social foundations of identity creation: culture, socialization, human perception, coexistence, values, power relations.
Take my position as a teacher with the issue. Multicultural and intercultural education: ideology, principles and goals. Coordinates to focus my attitude, decisions and the organization of activities in the classroom.
Design of the path to follow. What, how and when. Drawing the future we want as a guide for planning, acting and taking on commitments.
- DAY 2: Different, not better or worse
What to make and to deal with insults, abuse and discrimination among students? Stereotype, Prejudice and Discrimination. Microagressions. Tolerance and inclusion: belonging in order to be and learn.
How to create a positive, inclusive environment? Techniques for creating care relationships in the classroom and school. Activities to foster social cohesion and love connections among students and educative community.
How to deal with conflicts? Reframing emotions, empathy and mediation. Mindfulness practices to minimize bias against others.
- DAY 3: Be the change you want to see in the world
How to become culturally inclusive educators? Ways to fostering curiosity for other cultures points of view, intercultural perspectives about the same subject and differences in teaching process.
The need to review and redesign the base. Transforming the curriculum: ethnocentrism and inclusion of ethnic minority students’ perspectives and experiences. Working with shared values, planning, cross-curricular issues and specific actions.
How to raise awareness? Boosting curiosity and critical thinking: strategies and activities for the classroom, the education center and the community.
Spread enthusiasm to my colleagues and community. Managing teams and teaching staff facing cultural diversity and immigration. Strategic and creative actions.
- DAY 4: Uthopia to keep walking
Strategies and Creative paths to feel the differences. F.O.DA., reality analysis and creative techniques to systematize actions in the short, medium and long term.
Creating changes at different levels: classroom, educational center and community. Examples of different strategies, guidelines, good practices: learning communities, cities, educators, welcome protocols, motivation and management of staff meetings, intercultural mediation, selective, partial and intensive immersion programmes, intercultural dialogue and international projects among others.
Make it real. Problem solving: case analysis. We put into practice all we have shared, solving the real problems that teachers have.
- DAY 5: To do or not to do. It’s the question
With a map is better. Workshop during which the participants will create the “good practice” guidelines with tips related to the creation of inclusive and intercultural education schemes and a plan that they can share and expand with their teams.
What we know. Presentation of the workshop results.
We have the power. Summary, conclusions and commitments.
The approach will be practical and experiential, based on the analysis of reality and the concerns of the group.
We will mainly work through group exchange and in small groups, encouraging reflection and creativity in order to increase the options and alternatives for action. We will also work through role plays, case analysis and group dynamics.
Every day participants will dedicate some time to reflect on their own improvement plan and the actions they may take in terms of multicultural and intercultural education. In addition to their commitment, participants will be required to promote their actions through online platforms as well as to create professional and community support networks.
By completing the course the participants will be able to:
- Promote Intercultural Education and values such as equality, solidarity, social justice, peace and respect for cultural diversity.
- Know strategies for a quality education which is more efficient and equitable in the contexts of interculturality and immigration.
- Promote school and social inclusion among students by ensuring reception and integration and avoiding any type of discrimination.
- Plan short and long-term strategies and actions at different levels of the school organization so as to increase the impact of improvements and efforts.
- Promote, teach and shape inclusive and intercultural attitudes in the daily life in the form of cross-curricular issues and positive actions.
- Lead comprehensive proposals by fostering the creation of work groups and structuring actions in the long term.
- Know creative experiences, management models and basic tips to implement an intercultural education.
- Boost participation by different actors in the school community, social institutions, companies and municipal bodies thanks to awareness and work campaigns.
- Promote critical mind, dialogue and meetings through respect for differences and building of successful and enriching coexistence.
- Spread the importance of structural work for an inclusive education as a means to benefit the whole community and future generations in a diverse and globalised world.
- Pre-arrival information.
- Tuition & training materials.
- Coffee break.
- Training Certificate.
- Europass Certificate.
- Admin & organizational costs.
- Accommodation (hotels & self-catering apartments).
- Half-day and one-day trips.
- Cultural activities.
- Airport transfer.
- Local transport.