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Educators are called to handle different challenges working with different types of learners. Some of them can build easily social relationships; others are very introvert, competitive or even aggressive. Some have self-control and some others may have difficulties regulating their emotions. Some tend to be leaders, while others hesitate to express their opinion.

Different aspects influence social development. According to experts, social development correlates with the child’s and adolescent’s environment. Psychologists and social scientists underline that social skills can, and should, be taught. One of the basic role of education is to cultivate interpersonal skills and to contribute to a participative, democratical society. Aside from that, providing social skills and participation supports students in having better course performances and a more solid self-image.  They experience teamwork, learn to manage their emotions, adopt solving problems strategies, become more empathetic and learn to manage conflicts.

Objectives

  • Providing insights into  different aspects of social development
  • Learning how to teach the content of children rights in the classroom through experiential, participative learning
  • Encouraging teachers to engage learners in practical learning mechanisms through a participative, inclusive and creative approach.
  • Promoting diversity awareness
  • Sharing experiences and good practices in the fields of experiential and collaborating learning
  • Developing effective communication strategies to empower the relationships in the classroom
  • Learning Conflict management and anti-bullying techniques
  • Strengthening self-consciousness and emotional intelligence of the students

For more information click here Cultivating social skills, diversity and participation in the classroom

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