DATES & LOCATIONS
10-14 July 2023, Crete GreeceDONE
21-25 August 2023, Makarska, CroatiaDONE
23-27 October 2023, Cappadocia, TurkeyDONE
04-08 December 2023 Budapest, Hungary
15-19 January 2024, Budapest, Hungary
12-16 February 2024, Prague, Czech RepublicCONFIRMED
26 February – 01 March 2024 Tenerife, SpainCONFIRMED
01-05 April 2024, Istanbul, TurkeyCONFIRMED
13-17 May 2024 - Izmir, TurkeyCONFIRMED
24-28 June 2024 Rome, ItalyCONFIRMED
19-23 August 2024 Lisbon, PortugalCONFIRMED
CATEGORIESSoft Skills in Education
INCLUSION and TOLERANCE at Schools
Welcome to our teacher training course on “Inclusion and Tolerance at Schools!” In today’s educational landscape, fostering a classroom environment that embraces diversity, inclusivity, and tolerance is crucial. This course aims to equip you with the necessary tools and strategies to create an inclusive space where all students feel valued and respected. Through engaging discussions, practical exercises, and reflective practices, we will explore ways to celebrate and appreciate individual differences, promote empathy and understanding, and address bias and discrimination effectively. Together, let’s cultivate an educational environment that empowers students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, regardless of their backgrounds or identities.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Establish an inclusive and tolerant classroom environment that values diversity.
- Adapt teaching methods and resources to accommodate the diverse learning needs of students.
- Identify and support students with special educational needs, promoting their participation and learning.
- Foster cultural diversity and tolerance, creating a respectful and inclusive classroom community.
- Manage conflicts and promote positive behavior through effective communication and restorative practices.
- Engage parents and communities in fostering inclusion and tolerance at the school.
- Act as advocates for inclusion and tolerance within their school and wider educational community.
Objectives of the Course:
- Understand the concepts of inclusion and tolerance and their significance in the school environment.
- Identify barriers to inclusion and tolerance in the classroom and develop strategies to overcome them.
- Create inclusive learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of students.
- Support students with special educational needs effectively within an inclusive classroom.
- Promote cultural diversity, cross-cultural understanding, and respect among students.
- Manage conflicts and foster positive discipline techniques to create a harmonious classroom.
- Implement strategies to promote empathy, collaboration, and cooperation among students.
- Focusing on practical and skill-based interactive learning
- Empathy and perspective-taking will be highlighed
- Providing immediate feedback
- Promoting dialogue and active learning
- Designing hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices
- Defending self-management skills
- Working in groups cooperatively
- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.
Before the course,
- A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds, and training will be completed by participants.
- They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.
- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.
Welcome and icebreaker activity to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere.
Introduction to the importance of inclusion and tolerance in schools.
Understanding key concepts: diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Interactive group discussion on the challenges and benefits of fostering inclusive and tolerant environments.
Case studies and real-life scenarios to explore different aspects of inclusion and tolerance.
Small group activities to identify barriers to inclusion and brainstorm strategies to overcome them.
Role-playing exercises to practice addressing and resolving conflicts related to diversity and inclusion.
Exploring the characteristics of an inclusive classroom.
Dividing participants into groups and provide them with different scenarios. Each group should come up with a skit or role play to demonstrate inclusive practices in the classroom.
Strategies for promoting inclusivity and tolerance among students.
Gallery walk - Creating stations with posters showcasing different inclusive teaching strategies. Participants rotate and discuss the strategies at each station, sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Understanding the concept of differentiation and its role in fostering inclusion.
Exploring various strategies and techniques for adapting instruction to meet diverse student needs.
Jigsaw activity - Dividing participants into small groups, assigning each group a specific differentiation strategy, and having them research and present their findings to the whole group.
Designing lesson plans with a focus on differentiation and individualized instruction.
Simulation exercise - Participants are divided into pairs. One participant assumes the role of a student with specific learning needs, while the other creates a lesson plan to address those needs. They switch roles and reflect on the experience.
Incorporating diverse perspectives and experiences into the curriculum.
Film screening and discussion - Showing a thought-provoking short film or documentary that addresses themes of diversity, inclusion, or tolerance. Facilitate a group discussion to explore the film's message and relevance to the classroom.
Engaging families and the wider community in promoting inclusion and tolerance.
Community mapping - Participants identify community resources, organizations, or events that promote diversity and inclusion. They discuss ways to involve these resources in school activities and initiatives.
Reflection and goal-setting: Participants reflect on their learning and set personal goals for implementing inclusive practices in their classrooms.
Certificates of completion and closing remarks.
*This course can be modified as a 7-day course if participants demand it.