Onsite Course
May 27, 2024 - May 31, 2024
5 days
Paphos
5 Students Enrolled
(7 Seats Available)
English
Course Certificate
Price€400
Basic Package price – more options while booking.

Dates & Packages for this Course

Dates in 2024Place
January 15-19, 2024Paphos
April 29 - May 3, 2024Paphos
May 27-31, 2024Paphos
Note: If you prefer other dates than the abovementioned, please contact us at support@mobilitypro.eu.
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Inclusive education

The training course Inclusive Education with Art and Film Therapy aims at equipping teachers with practical skills and knowledge to manage inclusive classrooms. School segregation is still an unfortunate reality nowadays in Europe, and it affects negatively, among others, children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, children with disabilities and other children due to their social or personal circumstances. The traditional understanding of teaching is becoming obsolete in the face of increasing numbers of learners from the aforementioned backgrounds, with different abilities and educational needs in today’s classrooms. Teachers are challenged to grow and adapt to the demands of schooling for the 21st century and beyond. This course is dedicated to the teachers of any type of school (primary, secondary, high schools, etc.), educators, principals, social workers, school psychologists, counselors and anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and strategies on providing meaningful access and participation in an inclusive classroom.

The program of the course of Inclusive Education was prepared with the support of qualified special education teachers.

Learning outcomes
  • Raised awareness of inclusive education
  • Improved Communication and social skills
  • Gain techniques and strategies for working with heterogeneous classrooms and communities
  • Acquired knowledge of existing legislation of inclusive education
  • Improved pedagogical tools and methods
  • Improved English language skills
Methodology

The course is designed as an interactive process with emphasis on establishing a mentor relationship between participants and trainer. The format of the course is didactic, experiential, and interactive along with discussions, individual and team exercises. Among others, the course will employ methods and techniques from art and film therapy.

The approach of art therapy to therapeutic intervention is a very useful tool in dealing with various disabilities, special needs and behavioral issues. Through this modality, students can often achieve a closer balance in brain hemispheres. An imbalance is believed to affect things like learning disabilities, depression, anger and perception. Adding such creative therapy to other forms of counseling can aid in the learning of coping skills that are often lacking in conditions like Attention Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

Films, on the other hand, can offer a powerful experience for students, especially those who do not like the concept of learning in “classrooms”; students can understand abstract concepts and theories that are not easily taught just by lecturing, but through films can be explained in real terms and in language that is easy to understand; and another advantage is that students can see, learn and gain experiences from other people, especially if the parts in the film are different from their local environment, but face the same situation or dilemma.

Day 1Welcoming day
Session 1Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.
Session 2Course Overview
Session 3Sharing individual experiences about inclusion/exclusion of learners at school
Session 4Ice-breaking activities
Session 5Guided tour in Paphos
Day 2Education for all - Practical scenarios
Session 6Education as a Human Right - Legal frameworks for inclusive education
Session 7Vulnerable students, risk factors. How to approach such students and recognize the risk?
Session 8Roleplay: Balancing the distribution of students from vulnerable groups
Session 9Group work: how to involve parental participation into school - Classroom Desegregation Strategies
Session 10Scenario 1: children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
Session 11Scenario 2: children with disabilities
Day 3Inclusive Education with Art Therapy
Session 12What is art therapy?
Session 13Who can benefit from art therapy practices?
Session 14Why to include the creative process of art making into the classrooms?
Session 15How to use art therapy at schools. Good practices.
Session 16Art therapy (mosaic) workshop
Day 4Using Film Therapy
Session 17Using film therapy to support the learning process
Session 18Understanding abstract concepts and theories through films
Session 19Therapeutic effect of a film.
Session 20Discussion. Group work - scenarios.
Session 21Trip to Limassol and Omodos (optional)
Day 5Use of ICT & Conclusion of the course
Session 22Using ICT to support the learners and the learning process - practical applications
Session 23Using ICT to involve parents.
Session 24Course evaluation. Completing the questionnaires
Session 25Handing the certificates to participants.
Session 26Space for discussion and networking
Session 27Traditional dinner (optional)

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