C33 - Sensitisation training with reference to migration, racism, discrimination ect.

Sensitisation training with reference to migration, racism, discrimination, culture and diversity with strategies for teaching these issues to diverse age groups

Course 33

24. – 30. September 2017

Target group:

Target group are schools and other relevant educational organisations which want their teachers/trainers to be aware and sensitive in relation to stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and inclusion and to know how to deal with those issues with their students/pupils.  Additionally they will be schools and organisations who wish to develop sector leading practice in the areas outlined above and have clear aims and strategies to improve their student’s communication competences and intercultural competences by using well structured and creative cooperative learning methods.

Preparation:  Participants will be expected to read the course program and pre released reading material and some observation tasks will be sent to the participants before arrival at the first course session and to have carried out the methods and evaluated them prior to commencement of the second session.

Aims:

That students/pupils of the educational organisation become open minded, critical and active citizens
That students/pupils of the educational organisation learn to live and work with others and learn to appreciate diversity in general
That the students become the centre of learning and that different abilities and competences are strengthened and appreciated
That students/pupils are able to access these skills and competences as underpinning aspects of the curriculum
That teachers become sensitive about issues such as stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, exclusion and racism
That teachers/trainers learn how to teach and discuss these issues to different age groups
That teachers/trainers learn how to create a trusting and safe learning environment

Methodology: The training programme is more practical than theoretical. The training program demands full participation. The main methods will be through cooperative work, various activities, discussions and practical training practises. The lectures will be short and take place between the activities. A key objective is: learning by doing. All participants have to be able to discuss and present activities in English language.

Outcomes: The outcome of the program will be in the form of sensitized teachers who can actively master simple cooperative teaching methods which train their students social- and intercultural competences. They will have developed lesson plans in order to sensitize their students on the above mentioned issues.

Follow up: On return to their home locations participants will try out the different approaches with their participants/students/pupils and share their experience and material with other participants through e-mail or on an internet platform. The main trainer will also give feedback and counselling after the training session.

The main trainer of the session is sociologist, teacher and teachers trainer Guðrún Pétursdóttir

Guðrún finished her Master degree in sociology from the Freie Universität Berlin in year 1990. Besides sociology she also studied intercultural education at the Institut für interkulturelle Erziehung at the same university and later finished the teacher’s qualification at the University of Iceland. For the last 15 years Guðrún has worked in different fields connected with migration issues and teachers training and has since 2003 ran the intercultural centre InterCultural Iceland (www.ici.is).

She taught courses at the Teachers University during the years 2003-2005 and at the pedagogical department of the University of Iceland from 2006-2009. She has run Grundtvig/Comenius In-service training courses for teachers and educators since 2004, developed cooperative teaching methods and materials and she is the author of two books: Intercultural education (1999) and  Everyone can do something nobody can do everything; a practical handbook for teachers (2003).

For any further information about a more detailed program, please contact Guðrún: gudrun@ici.is

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