EU Values: Promoting an Inclusive and Multicultural Classroom

Designer: Layla Dari
Dates: 28th Jan 2024 – 3rd Feb 2024
Location: Florence, Italy
Price: Free of charge

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Contemporary educational settings require schools, teachers, and students to have a better understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, identities, and perspectives.

As lack of awareness and sensitivity about these aspects can lead to exclusion, discrimination, and unequal opportunities for students, even the European Union is asking educational institutions to change to better consider these challenges in connection to young and younger learners.

This course will help participants promote a more inclusive and equitable learning environment by raising discussion and awareness on the concepts of culture, inclusion, human rights, and democracy in education.

Schoolteachers from primary and secondary education will improve their capacity of creating a classroom that values diversity and fosters respect for all students.

During the course, participants will learn how to recognize and respect cultural differences, promote inclusion and equity in the classroom, and implement human rights and democratic principles in education.

They will engage in discussions and activities that explore the impact of cultural identity on learning and develop strategies to support students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., students with an experience as migrants).

Participants will also learn how to facilitate sensitive debates and discussions, promote tolerance and respect, and create a positive learning environment for all students.

By the end of the course, participants will know how to recognize and appreciate diverse cultures and identities, promote inclusion and equity in the classroom, and implement human rights and democratic principles in education. They will feel more confident in creating a learning environment that values and respects all students, regardless of their background.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:   

  • Define the concepts of culture, inclusion, human rights, and democracy in the context of education.
  • Analyse the impact of cultural identity on student learning and classroom dynamics.
  • Promote inclusion and equity in the classroom, including ways to address bias and stereotypes.
  • Recognize and respect cultural differences and diverse perspectives.
  • Create an environment that values and celebrates diversity.
  • Promote social justice and equality.
  • Facilitate sensitive debates and discussions.
  • Create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

Tentative schedule

Monday• Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities.
• Icebreaker activities.
• Presentations of the participants’ schools. 
EU education: an introduction
• Educating to the EU
• What is EU-related content?
• Why teaching EU-related subjects?
• Shared discussion of participants’ needs.
TuesdayCulture, identity and multiculturalism
• What is culture?
• Introducing learners to cultural difference
• The multiple layers of identity
WednesdayInclusion, diversity and equity
• Promoting inclusion in the classroom
• Diversity vs. Equity: Managing and implementing the two.
ThursdayImplementing human rights in the classroom
• Human rights according to the EU
• Familiarizing students with Human Rights
• Migration and cross-cultural mediation
FridayBringing democracy in the classroom
• Implementing democracy in education
• Implementing sensitive debate in education
• Developing a culture of tolerance

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    Call: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-OFET-TT
    Project: 101085340 — EU-TEAM

    Terms and Conditions

    • Europass will organize the courses in its school premises in the center of Florence;
    • The course will be offered free of charge for all selected participants;
    • The course will address primary and secondary school teachers, as well as school principals and manager;
    • A maximum of 2 teachers from the same school will be admitted;
    • All the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be admitted based on first-come first-served criterion
    • Accommodation will be provided in a 4 star hotel, in a double room with breakfast included, free of charge for the participants.
    • Participants from the same school will be required to share the same room;
    • Participants will be required to book their travel and insurance themselves. The travel and subsistence costs will be reimbursed to a maximum of 375€ upon completion of all activities listed in the Mobility Agreement.

    Selected participants will need to

    • Send a copy of their ticket to Florence, as a proof of their commitment to taking part in the mobility;
    • Travel to Florence, take part in the course activities, and keep proofs of all incurred expenses for subsistence costs;
    • return to home country, and implement the dissemination prescribed to the participant (internal workshop in the school and sharing online courses with their students);
    • send the required deliverables (e.g., signed list of school teachers participating to dissemination events, list of students attending the online courses) to Europass Teacher Academy to demonstrate that the dissemination activities have been completed;
    • fill in the form “Request of reimbursement for Travel and Subsistence”, attaching again the receipt of travel tickets and the receipts of all subsistence expenses incurred during the mobility for which they are requesting a reimbursement.

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    The course has been created as a part of the European project EU-TEAM: European Teachers on the Move, co-funded by the European Union. Materials of the course are freely available for school teachers and online users in the Massive Open Online Course EU Values: Promoting an Inclusive and Multicultural Classroom.

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