Interaction and management of multicultural groups​

Interaction and management of multicultural groups​

DESCRIPTION

Multilingualism and multiculturalism are functional realities in today’s European societies. Ue carries out projects aimed at promoting social inclusion of migrants and refugees; encouraging cooperation, knowledge and innovation among social professionals; involving the Community in the challenge of integration; supporting alls national institutions to implement measures of social inclusion addressing migrants and refugees.

Integration policy which complements a protection status in the EU and which allows all newcomers, including refugees, to become economically productive leads to self-reliance, dignity, and social interaction and is beneficial to individuals and the receiving society. A society with large under-productive segments will not only be economically divided, but also socially and often geographically segregated. Getting integration right is therefore key to both a successful Europe and to an effective protection system for refugees in Europe.

In a multilingual society, effective communication skills are really important to teachers in their delivery of pedagogy, classroom management and interaction with the class. The multiethnic and multicultural composition of the class determines the social dynamics of learning obstacle that can be overcome, however, with the adoption of a diversified management of classroom activities and appropriate attitudes, communication styles and languages of communication in different occasions. This encourages the participation of students of language and / or different culture and with different learning styles. The course is capable of transferring knowledge and expertise on the different styles of communication to be adopted for the management of multi-ethnic groups. The issues which emerged in this course are vital to the understanding of teacher education in multilingual and multicultural societies.

The training course targets teachers and educators aiming development of their personal and social skills along with self-awareness regarding (dealing with) discrimination in everyday life, their work and their societies. The main theme of the training will be focused on raising awareness of the realities, possibilities and new tools for work with marginalized groups fighting social exclusion. Innovative and creative tools will be offered along with new concepts introduced aiming diversification of pedagogical approaches in dealing with marginalization.

Objectives and learning outputs

  • Promote appropriate methodological strategies
  • to develop a reflexive and critical look at intercultural exchange and cooperation;
  • to recognize the potential of intercultural conflict and negotiation for establishing relationships;
  • to be able to stimulate intercultural dialogue between different systems of beliefs, values and attitudes.
  • Skills Practicum
  • Innovative approaches to teaching

The educational programme will be re-organised accordingly to the professional needs of our partners. All courses proposed will pass through an accurate assesment of needs, goals and learning outputs. This process will be enhanced before every partnership request as the daily schedule.

20/24/28/40 hours 
Course location: Infol – Innovation Training Orientation and Employment
Site:  Rome, Athens
Number of days of training: 5/6/7/10
Lesson time: 4 hours 
Language of instruction: English , French, Turkish, Italian, Spanish,Bulgarian, Romanian. 
Participation fee:send mail to [email protected]

Methodology

The course will combine theory input and discussion with analysis of practical incidents with the purpose of finding out different possible solutions. The methodology used is mainly content-based language instruction (communication through specific content).Text discussion, oral presentation and discussion, role-playing, self- and meta-reflection, debating and group interaction will be the strategies more frequently used.

  • Active methodologies
  • Role playing
  • Simulations
  • New technologies
  • Visits/workshops in educational institutions as schools, universities, educational centers, and companies

Certificates

  • Europass Mobility
  • Certificate of Attendance