1. Creating Reflective Space – Maija Yli-Jokipii (Tampere University)
In order to help learners with diverse background, educators need intercultural skills. For both intercultural communication and culturally responsive pedagogy see critical self-reflection as a tool to build educators competencies. The idea of this workshop is to see our own background as something that has made us all the way we are today. “In order to understand that others are creations of their own history we must first see that I am a creation of my own history”.
2. The Silence in Between – Patricia Huion & Raquel Pinto-Bello Gomez (UCLL, Belgium)
Not everything in schools gets a voice. Reflections are censored, questions remain unspoken, emotions are subdued. In this webinar we focus on situations in which these silences are created and propose how teachers, learners, parents, intercultural mediators can facilitate a conversation about them.
The session will start from strategies that ensure the right to learn (Raquel Pinto-Bello Gomez) to vertical literacy and its commitment to the 21st century university as a unity of research, teaching and the praxis of transforming society and self by Otto Scharmer. (Patricia Huion). We will end with a co- creation activity creating spaces for deep listening.
3. Migrant teachers/intercultural mediators in a multicultural society and social entrepreneurship – Miro Mihec (Association Social Economy, Slovenia)
How to become a social entrepreneur? How to describe refugee-teachers as social entrepreneurs? During this webinar we will be questing how social entrepreneurship can involve migrant teachers.
Miro Mihec will investigate what multiculturalism means in today’s society and how migrants can play a fundamental role in social entrepreneurship.
We will investigate how the social economy can involve migrant teachers through some case studies.
4. Action Learning: how to use it – Melania Frattini (GMA Consulting Partner)
Melania supports teams through the process of solving problems according to the scientific method. She believes in organizational happiness, as a result of context capability of enhancing and rewarding the potential of people.
In a line: discipline and method, always looking for the positive side.
Action Learning is a methodology aimed at identifying the underlying causes of a specific problem. It is a collective process useful to understand where to start in order to find possible solutions to the framed problem. Action learning principles can achieve improvement and transformation in a wide range of applications and disciplines, including professional training and educational contexts.
In this webinar we will investigate how Action Learning can open up a new and more inclusive educational model. We will explore the necessary rules to become a good Action Learning coach and discover how to build effective workshops.
5. Effects of cultural diversity in a school on Educational progress of the students – Mustafa OZ (International Computer Highschool of Bucharest, Romania)
The topic of debate proposed for today in the EMERgenCeS program is entitled: „The Effects of cultural diversity in a school on Educational progress of the students”.
Through this topic of debate, we want to bring to the attention of the audience the importance of multicultural education in schools in Romania, but also everywhere.
During the discussion, the advantages and disadvantages of a multicultural school will be debated, but also the importance of the existence of involvement and creation of official programs by the national authorities (in this case in Romania).
It should be noted that the existence of ethnic diversity and alleged laws does not always help to integrate and adapt refugee children and adults. Moreover, there are NGOs that do not collaborate transparently and easily.
By presenting some situations encountered in partner schools, the needs of refugee children will be highlighted, but also the importance of having a trained teaching staff. For this reason, the integration of refugee teachers in the multicultural educational process would be a first solution. Thus, by integrating them, it will be possible to solve more problems related to: emotional, economic and professional.
Globalization, migration are no longer just terms on paper or in reports, now they are real facts. For this reason, creating a multicultural environment based on education is extremely important.