Prevent Violence in Your School Community
Interpersonal violence affects the lives of millions of children across the world. Schools are in a unique position to address and prevent violence against children. This course provides guidance for teachers, school officials and education authorities on how schools can embed violence prevention within their routine activities and across the points of interaction schools.
The course aims to contribute much to helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and other global health and development goals. In turn, preventing violence in the broader society can directly benefit the core aim of schools to educate children, foster high-quality lifelong learning, and empower leaners to be responsible global citizens. As violence in schools affects a large proportion of students, the course is focused on preventing it from happening in the first place.
The course deals with prevention of school-based violence by creating safe learning environments that promote learning and are based on equality and respect. Aspects such as working directly with children to look at some of the root causes of violent behavior is discussed during the course.
Participants is beneficiated in the long term by including skills to recognize violence, to stay safe, to resolve conflicts in non-violent ways, to manage emotions, to access help and support and to support someone else who may be experiencing violence in the curriculum.
The following three key strategies that can be applied in schools, are discussed in the course:
• Develop life skills
• Teach children about safe behaviour
• Challenge social and cultural norms and promote equal relationships
Moreover, the course offers guidance on how to engage families and caregivers in prevention and protection efforts. Finally, different patterns of collaborative approaches between the schools and parents and representatives of local communities, including local authorities, are analysed.
It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certicicate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is based on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, participants should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.
Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
This course is focused on:
Course participants will be given several practical exercises based on the theoretical background provided and their own teaching experiences.
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. Normally, we discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. Depending on the group, we organize from a minimum of one to a maximum of five study visits. Popular study visits include:
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.
This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training interested in teaching English or teaching in English.
The duration of the course is 7 training days and the cost is:
If you have received a grant for a shorter or longer course, let us know! There are options available.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance!
Kalamata is a nice sea-side city in the south of Greece. It’s a quiet top golf destination and the Telegraph has included it in Europe’s 13 must-visit cities.
During your stay here you can stay wherever you want. However, we do propose accommodation. Which we can book for you and from which we offer free transfers to all course sites and activities.
Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!
We do not ask for money upfront. You can pay whenever you want including when you arrive here.
We have never canceled a course. We offer our courses only at our headquarters in Kalamata and only a few times per year. As a result, on top of being able to offer quality services all around, we do not have to fly trainers all over the globe and worry about local agents and the extra costs that these incur.