Educators are often called to handle different challenges working with different types of learners. Some of them can easily build their 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 roles of education is to cultivate interpersonal skills and to contribute to a participative, democratic 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.
This course aims to train teachers in helping students acquire social skills. Teaching social skills can be compared to teaching academics. The first step involves knowing where to start. The parents, siblings, teachers, peers and the child can provide information about social skills that need to be addressed. Direct observation, checklists, social skills scales, functional behavior assessment, identifying solutions to problem scenarios and reports are useful tools.
- Note: Participants must have at least a CEFR level B2 knowledge of English in order to be able to participate actively.
The course focuses on educators and youth workers, who are interested in the implementation of
participative, inclusive structures in their work and who want to support children and adolescents in their
socialand personal development, through experiential learning.
Methods & Tools
The course focuses on social and game-based activities examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The activities will take place indoor and outdoor.It also includes study visits.
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. We discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. We usually organize study visits to:
- Early education – Primary education – Secondary education – Adult education local schools.
- Special needs education schools.
In course fee includes
- Coffee Breaks that include traditional products.
- Guided tour of the Historical Center of the town.
- Dinner in a traditional restaurant of the town.
- Europass Mobility.
- A small gift with traditional Cretan products.
- Certificate of Attendance, for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
|Social Skills in the Diversity era||Heraklion||06 Mar 2023||1 week||560€||Confirmed||PreRegister|
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