EU Values: Promoting an Inclusive and Multicultural Classroom

Trainer: Layla Dari
Session 1: 2nd Dec – 6th Dec 2024
Session 2: 16th Dec – 20th Dec 2024
Location: Florence, Italy
Price: Course, Accommodation and Travel free of charge*
*for Italian participants only course expenditures will be covered.


Description

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

1• 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.
2Culture, diversity and inclusion
• Introducing learners to cultural difference
• Promoting inclusion in the classroom
• Diversity vs. Equity: Managing and implementing the two.
3The multiple layers of identity
• Learning Strategies to teach EU related topics;
• Case study: Workshops at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU).
4Implementing human rights in the classroom
• Human rights according to the EU
• Familiarizing students with Human Rights
• Migration and cross-cultural mediation
5Bringing democracy in the classroom
• Implementing democracy in education
• Implementing sensitive debate in education
• Developing a culture of tolerance

Enrolment



    Less than 15Between 15 and 30More than 30




    If you want to share a room with a colleague from your school/that you already know also willing to take part in this or the other EUTEAM course the same week, please complete the following information for them as well:



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    Terms and Conditions  

    1. Europass will organize the courses in its school premises in the center of Florence, Italy;  
    1. All the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be admitted based on first-come first-served criterion; 
    1. The course will be offered free of charge for all selected participants; 
    1. Lunch will be provided for free to all participants during the training course. 

    Selected participants will need to 

    1. Take part in the course activities in Florence; 
    1. Create a lesson plan on EU matters for their subject of teaching (on the last day of the course). The lesson plans will be made freely available on the project website; 
    1. organize a workshop at their school involving at least 15 of their colleagues to explain what they have learned during the course, within 6 months after its end; 
    1. Have at least 15 users (students or teachers) taking one of the free-of-charge EUTEAM online courses (5h online self-paced course in English) within 6 months after the end of the course.  

    There is no reimbursement available for Italian participants.  

    Participants from abroad will be provided with accommodation and with a lump sum reimbursement for transports and dinners.  

    Upon the completion of all the requirements, non-Italian participants will receive a reimbursement of € 375 each if they accept to sleep in a double room with another participant of the same gender, and € 200 if they want a single room.   


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    Notes

    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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