Diversity in Education

In this course, participants will learn how to deal with diversity in an educational environment, they will experience it within the course and will learn to consider it a meaningful challenge, for example by: strengthening collaboration among all actors within schools, as well as with families, and other external stakeholders; supporting diversity awareness and holistic approaches to teaching and learning and improving education by opening to inclusion.
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Diversity in Education
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Our society is evolving fast towards great(er) diversity. Hence the schools - as a reflection of that society - evolve at the same speed and in the same direction. We meet more frequently with (grand)parents from less obvious family backgrounds or multicultural families. Gender issues influence strongly modern society and school life. More often we encounter students with different ethnical-cultural, linguistic or religious backgrounds, students and teachers with a disability, families with less fortunate financial means or who have no access to good schooling due to economic status... It becomes challenging to enable success for all learners, including children with different and diverse backgrounds. In this course, participants will learn how to deal with diversity in an educational environment, they will experience it within the course and will learn to consider it a meaningful challenge, for example by: strengthening collaboration among all actors within schools, as well as with families, and other external stakeholders; supporting diversity awareness and holistic approaches to teaching and learning and improving education by opening to inclusion. Coping with diversity is a way of looking at different people in another way, especially in times when schools are being confronted with inclusion and pupils with lots of diverse backgrounds. During this course, which is set in Lisbon Centre (Portugal), we provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes the participants need to cope with diversity. We have a study visit to a Sikh Temple, a centre for gender and a social centre or school. In the course we also incorporate diversity in the informal moments, every meal has a different gastronomical background. We selected Lisbon on purpose as during centuries the city was the centre of a global empire. Although this empire is long gone, the people remained and created a mixture of colour, flavour, spices, gastronomy, music, culture… Next to London, Lisbon can be considered as one of the first multicultural capital cities where diversity became a part of the normal urban life. Lisbon is also one of the most open southern European cities towards gender and social innovation.


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City of the Course Lisbon, Portugal
Course Website

http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/diversity-in-education

Target Group Teachers and school staff: primary level, teachers and school staff: secondary level, school management
Date/s of the Course

30 March – 3 April 2020

Where to apply

Eekhout Academy

Website: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/

E-mail: international@eekhoutacademy.be

Participation Costs

We offer a flexible cost structure. This allows you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.

  • Course package (€ 650 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches)
  • Lunch package (€ 855 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf)
  • Full package ( € 1250 in a single room / € 1125 if you share a double room with a colleague = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer)

More information: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/cost-structure

Competences Tackled
  • Gain insight and awareness in different aspects of diversity in education;
  • Get a clear view of the actual level of diversity management in your school;
  • Acquire a number of skills and competences in setting up a diversity management method;
  • Learn about strategies to tackle / handle, implement and sustain a fair diversity policy;
  • Be able to customize and develop supporting instruments and tools for evaluation, self-evaluation and measurement of educational processes;
  • Create a plan on future (higher) levels of diversity management in your own school or institution;
  • Draw up a realistic list of priorities and possible solutions;
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings;
  • Improved knowledge of other European educational systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect.
EQF level 6
ECVET Point 3, in preparation for 2019

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Course Programme
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Blended Learning Modalities We provide an electronic learning platform where all course material is assembled. Course participants can have a skype contact with the trainer before and after the course.
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Assessment Methods Feedback of trainer(s) on personal work and portfolio of the participant, feedback of trainer(s) and group on presentations made by the participant, assessment of final work (such as: own action plan, produced master piece and prepared dissemination).
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European Dimension Guaranteed

The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Portugal we have a partnership with a local in-service training organization, AlmadaForma, PIC 945946911, in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations (CEMRI) of the University Alberta. The team of trainers is multinational. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible. The courses are specifically organized in Lisbon in order to be able to include study visits and locally present expertise.

The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Portugal we have a partnership with a local in-service training organization, AlmadaForma, PIC 945946911, in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations (CEMRI) of the University Alberta. The team of trainers is multinational. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible. The courses are specifically organized in Lisbon in order to be able to include study visits and locally present expertise.

 

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Organising Institute Eekhout Academy
Country of the Institute Belgium
Institute Website

www.erasmusplus-ist.eu

Contact Person

Charlotte Depoorter international@eekhoutacademy.be