ICT in Inclusive Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Nowadays, it is widely accepted that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used in every step of education. Educators and students face a great challenge and have to cover a distance that separates the knowledge and skills given by schools, today, from the knowledge and skills necessary for the future of the citizens of the emerging knowledge society. Moreover, ICT under pedagogical conditions can be one of the most important tools for educators and students to develop cognitive, social and technological skills in order…

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Inclusive Education for All

"The approach of differentiated teaching with the adoption of innovative methods and new technologies." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Inclusive education is a modern educational approach whose main objective is to ensure equal access for all pupils to the educational good and to overcome the structural obstacles and stereotypes of the system that make it unable to respond to the heterogeneity of the needs of the students. Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels…

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Stress Management in Schools

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Stress is an inevitable and necessary -to a degree-component of life. Excessive stress can become a disease-promoting agent and constitutes a major health concern today. While some stressors can be avoided and others need to be confronted, in the end, a good balance of stress in one’s life can be healthy, andgrow promoting in terms of one’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Stress coping strategies acquired through experience, vary individually, withsome appropriate and successful, and others inappropriate and unsuccessful. Many of these coping…

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Prevention of Violence and Child Abuse

Summary Objectives Summary In an everyday changing environment, it is vital for schools to be able to identifyviolent behavior among studentsin a prior stage in order to implementprevention strategies that affecttheentire community. Teachersare often in a stickyposition when it comes to school violence, a fact that puts them at risk for much of the same abuse as children in their schools,but also assigns them the role of protector for a good part of each day. While school violenceis everyone’s problem, teachers are in a valuable position when it…

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Reducing Early School Leaving – Treatment and Prevention of Dropouts

Summary Objectives Summary Every year in Europe thousands of young people, leave school within their attendance without completing education initiated; a fact that leads to the consequence that there is no possibility of training, employment outlook and often leads to deadlock professional and social exclusion. In this course, we will initially highlight the role of the school in the treatment and prevention of dropouts and the contribution of school not only in learning, but also to the positive development and promotion of mental health of students. We will…

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Intercultural Education

"Psychological-social adjustment and learning of students of various national and cultural groups." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary In order to address the problems encountered in recent decadesafter the influxof immigrants in educational contexts in Europe and the US, experimental education models were elaborated and applied in order to smooth integration and psychological-social adjustment and learning of students of various nationaland cultural groupsin the education systems of countries hostingmigrants. The variousforms of educational approaches are known with differentdefinitions such as multicultural, intercultural or antiracist education, education for diversity and citizenship,…

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Preventing Cyber-Bullying In Schools

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary The behavior of young people on the Internetis simply an extension and reflection of the attitudes and forms of discrimination adults models on a regularbasis in the physical world.Online activities that support communications for interpersonal, recreation, commercial, education, and government purposes have enabled variations of so-called Internet culture to emerge throughout the amorphous realm of cyberspace where youth and adults interact in ways that extend their activities, experiences, and associations. They do so in largely unmonitored, unregulated, and unsanctioned ways. What a person would…

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Coaching in the classroom – Creating the pedagogy that delivers deep learning, fosters resilience and creates reflective and independent learners

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary School coaching as a fieldcan play a key role in the social-emotional learning of young people. The term “school coaching” or “coaching in education” has been used loosely with a generally accepted definition as yet to be agreed on. School coachinghas been definedas a “one-to-one conversation focused on the enhancement of learning and development through increasing self-awareness and a senseof personal responsibility where the coach facilitates the self-directed learning of the coachee throughquestioning, active listeningand appropriate challenge in a supportive and encouraging climate”. Teacher…

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Effective communication – Teaching and learning strategies

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary The purpose of good communication is to get the right message to the right people in the right way. It sounds simple, but many people fail to organize their communications properly, leading to misunderstanding, frustration and missed opportunities. More than ever before, its importance is heightened by the fact that the whole world has now become a global village due to the development of modern technology. The place of effective communication is so central and indispensable in the classroom teaching and learning process. Teachers…

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Inclusive Education through Arts

Summary Objectives Summary “Creativity concerns what we do with our abilities”,David. N.  Perkins, “The Mind’s best work”,1942 Different people learn in different ways. Each of us develops his or her learning style, capacities, preferences, and limitations. Some prefer to start with practical action and then reflect on what does or does not work, others prefer to have the theoretical explanation first. It’s important to learn how to combine positive sides of different personal styles and different methodological approaches to reach as many people as possible. We learn from…

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