Multicultural classes

Multicultural classes

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Multicultural classes

Teaching

Teaching in multicultural classes: tips, challenges, opportunities

The Teaching in multicultural classes course aims to enable participants and participant organizations to deal effectively with classroom challenges linked to cultural and lingustic diversity.

 

The course is specifically designed to help teachers of various fields to increase their skills in teaching multicultural classes effectively.

 

During this course, the participants will disambiguate and contextualize key-concepts and approaches, and learn how to:

  • manage culture and race-induced classroom conflicts;
  • explore and adopt effective teaching styles;
  • support learners of diverse linguistic backgrounds even they are not language teachers;
  • exploit course content to foster critical and creative thinking on relevant issues.


Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will have:

  • improved their competences linked to teaching/ training learners from other cultures, and integrating them into their classroom practice;
  • increased their capacity to trigger and lead changes in terms of inclusiveness and combating violent radicalization within their organizations;
  • improved the quality of their work and activities in favor of both local and non-local learners;
  • gained a greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • increased their ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged;
  • improved their competence in English;
  • increased their motivation and satisfaction in their daily work;
  • built a network of international contacts;
  • developed a sense of European citizenship and identity through participating in a community of European teachers and trainers;
  • become familiar with the Europass tool.


Methodology

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 designed on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, teach participant should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.


Preparation

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.

 

Content

Learning components

During this course, the participants will participate in learning groups in order to:make key-concepts clear,

  • contextualize key-approaches, and
  • learn how to:
    • manage culture and race-induced classroom conflicts;
    • explore and adopt effective teaching styles;
    • support learners of diverse linguistic backgrounds even they are not language teachers;
    • exploit course content to foster critical and creative thinking on relevant issues.

Structured study visits

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:

  • A special needs education school
  • A school for adults from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • A school with Roma mainstreaming classes
  • Vocational secondary and post-secondary schools
  • General primary and secondary schools

Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.

Outdoors learning

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.

Social programme

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).

 

Follow up

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 partisipants at their school.

Target Group / Who is this course for

This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary or vocational training. Only very basic knowledge of computer handling is needed!!


Duration and cost

The duration of the course is 7 days and the cost is 490€. This amount can be fully covered via an Erasmus+ grant provided by your National Agency.

 

Additional costs

Unless you participate in the above mentioned excursions and going-outs, there are no other costs involved. However, we can also offer consultancy/ coaching services to your school. Previous experience includes:

  • Supporting the multiculturization of educational material
  • Helping with designing more inclusive classrooms
  • Material development
  • Outdoor learning activities design

Location

The course will take place in the city of Kalamata, Greece. Here you can find more information about Kalamata and your accomodation.


Application assistance

Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!


Check the available dates & Fill now the pre-registration form

Course Durations: 7 days

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13 Efstathiou Karelia str.
Kalamata, 24131
Greece

Phone : +30 27210 95346
Fax: +30 27210 95346
Email: info@areadne.eu
Website: www.areadne.eu

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