This a comprehensive one-week course designed to equip educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to address the critical issue of early school leaving. This course provides practical strategies and a toolkit to create supportive learning environments. Recognising the urgent need to confront the critical issue of early school leaving, this comprehensive program delves into the multifaceted landscape of diversity in education, offering practical strategies and a robust toolkit to establish inclusive and supportive learning environments.
Throughout the course, participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to early school leaving, examining social, economic, and academic dimensions. Emphasis is placed on embracing diversity in education, with a focus on cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic variations. Practical strategies for designing inclusive curricula, adapting teaching methods, and fostering peer support will be explored. Identification and support of at-risk students are central themes, as participants learn effective communication strategies and interventions. The course also highlights successful inclusive practices from diverse educational contexts, allowing participants to collaborate, share insights, and craft personalized action plans.
Our dynamic and participatory methodology incorporates lectures, group discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, and practical exercises. By the end of the course, participants will emerge as advocates for inclusive education, equipped with a toolkit to combat early school leaving and contribute to positive change in their respective educational settings.
Comprehensive Understanding: Delve into the multifaceted factors contributing to early school leaving, examining social, economic, and academic dimensions. Gain a nuanced perspective on the challenges faced by students at risk.
Identifying Early Signs: Develop skills to recognize early signs of academic disengagement and factors leading to early school leaving. Explore case studies and real-world scenarios to enhance your understanding.
Communication Strategies: Learn effective communication strategies with students and their families to foster a supportive environment. Enhance your ability to engage with at-risk students and provide targeted interventions.
Interventions and Support: Explore a range of support mechanisms and interventions designed to prevent and address early school leaving. Participate in practical exercises to reinforce your ability to implement these strategies.
Collaborative Solutions: Engage in group discussions and collaborative workshops to share insights and experiences. Work towards developing collaborative solutions that can be applied in diverse educational contexts.
Explore the concept of inclusion and its role in preventing dropout: Define inclusion in education and highlight its role in preventing early school leaving. Explore strategies such as differentiated teaching and supportive peer relationships.
Develop strategies to create an inclusive learning environment: Provide practical strategies for designing inclusive curricula and adapting teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles, fostering a supportive classroom culture.
Gain insights into effective communication with students at risk: Explore effective communication techniques, emphasizing active listening and empathy. Address the importance of cultural competence in communication, considering linguistic and socioeconomic diversity.
Learn about support mechanisms and interventions for struggling students: Examine a range of support mechanisms and interventions for students at risk of early school leaving. Discuss practical approaches to provide timely assistance and address individual challenges.
Explore successful practices from different European countries: Highlight successful inclusive practices from diverse European countries. Share case studies and insights to provide a cross-cultural perspective on effective strategies for combating early school leaving.
Lessons will take place from Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1: Monday - Understanding Early School Leaving
Welcoming and Introduction of the course programme
Presentation of participants, ice-breaking and team-building activities
Overview of early school leaving causes and consequences
Introduction to local and international statistics
Analysis of social, economic, and academic factors
Role of diversity in the early school leaving landscape
Day 2: Tuesday - Embracing Diversity in Education
Defining diversity in the educational context
Exploration of cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity
Benefits of diversity in fostering creativity and critical thinking
Practical activities promoting cultural awareness and sensitivity
Day 3: Wednesday: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
Strategies for designing inclusive curricula
Adapting teaching methods to diverse learning styles
Peer support and collaboration in the classroom
Case studies on successful inclusive classrooms
Day 4: Thursday - Identification and Support of At-Risk Students
Recognizing early signs of academic disengagement
Effective communication strategies with at-risk students and their families
Implementing support mechanisms and interventions
Role-playing scenarios and practical exercises
Day 5: Friday - Best Practices and Action Plans (Day 5):
Showcasing successful inclusive practices from diverse educational contexts
Collaborative workshop: Creating personalized action plans
Integration of technology (ICT) tools for inclusive learning
Group presentations and feedback
Course Reflection and Networking: Reflecting on the course journey, discussing insights gained, and creating a supportive network of like-minded educators for ongoing collaboration.
Certification of Attendance and confirmation of Erasmus+ mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.