FACING BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS –Indiscipline, racism and bullying in the classroom (6-day/ 7-day course) Limassol

Behavioural problems like indiscipline, racism and bullying influence school community, interrupt teaching, distract students' attention and affect students’ learning and development.  Effective behavior management is very important for a successful teaching. With appropriate guidance, activities and programmes, behavioural incidents can be evaluated and addressed using appropriate methods and practices, thus significantly reducing their frequency.

This 6-day course gives participants theoretical background about indiscipline, racism and bullying, as well as practical guidelines to implement range of activities, projects and programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life. Discussions, site visits and group work will enrich sharing ideas and exchange of practice between participants. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.

The  cost for 6-day course is  480 euro and for 7-day course is 560 euro. It  includes course fees, course material, entrance to museums and tours.

Objectives

During the course, participants will:

  • discuss the role of effective behavioural management during teaching
  • get a range of teaching ideas, practices, routines and policies that can control everyday incidents, reduce expanding and repetition
  • get informed about indiscipline, racism and bullying in pre-primary, primary and secondary education
  • examine activities in a multicultural classroom for team building; activities that encourage communication; empathy & the sense of belonging.
  • get informed about practical guidelines and steps that can reduce these phenomena
  • plan a range of activities, projects and programmes across the areas of curriculum and school life
  • examine the use of technology for reducing behavioural problems
  • discuss examples of activities/ programmes from participants’ countries
  • visit cultural places and plan activities.
Methodology

The working methods that are used are highly practical and participatory. The experiential method is used to encourage the search for contemporary pedagogical theories and teaching approaches. The hands-on approach is used to examine real examples, case studies, surveys and simulations. The group activities foster mutual learning, cooperation and collaboration between participants. The discussions encourage sharing ideas, intercultural dialogue and the exchange of good practices between the participants. Social, networking and cultural activities give participants the opportunity to establish professional cooperation and links with teachers, staff, schools and organisations in Europe. At the end of the course, participants fill in an e-questionnaire for evaluation.

Preparation

After confirming registration, participants will be informed about the details of the course (arrival, daily programme etc.). Participants will be able to introduce themselves to other participants and mention some examples of their student's behavioural problems.

Course schedule
DAY 1
  • Warm up activities
  • Bahavioural problems in school
  • Behavioural assessment and analysis
  • Activities for team building
  • The role of effective behavioural management
  • ICT tools for sharing data & communication
DAY 2
  • Visit to Limassol Old city center, Carob Mill Museum, Medieval Castle & Museum and other monuments.
  • Doing activities in the city center.
  • Data collection for the group work
    DAY 3
    • Indiscipline, a complex phenomenon
    • How to deal with indiscipline
    • Activities that encourage communication
    • Dealing with student conflicts
    • Activities that enhance empathy & the sense of belonging
    • Anti-racist and anti-bulling programs implemented in Cyprus
    DAY 4
    • Racism dimensions
    • Dealing with migrant students' challenges
    • Activities in a multicultural classroom
    • Dealing with racist incidents
    • Steps to manage racist incidents
    • Celebrating diversity in school
    DAY 5
    • Doing art activities
    • Bullying dimensions
    • Dealing with bullying incidents
    • Creating a secure and enriching environment
    • Finding resources
    • Activities in Limassol Archaeological museum
    • Data collection for group work.
    DAY 6
    • Activities for cultural awareness and expression
    • Dealing with parents
    • Participants complete the group work, presentation of group work, review of the course, certificates.   
    DAY 7 (optional)
      TOUR TO PAPHOS TOWN
      It includes a tour with 5-stops (9:00 am- 5:00 pm)
      • Tomb of the kings
      • Catacomb of Agia Solomoni
      • Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics
      • Paphos Medieval Castle and port
      • Petra tou Romiou (birthplace of Aphrodite)

    Course fees

    480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day)

    Sessions
      • 27.01.2024 - 01.02.2024
      • 09.03.2024 - 14.03.2024
      • 27.04.2024 - 02.05.2024 Confırmed
      • 06.07.2024 - 11.07.2024
      • 26.10.2024 - 31.10.2024
      • 30.11.2024 - 05.12.2024
      • 25.01.2025 - 30.01.2025
      • 08.03.2025 - 13.03.2025
      • 03.05.2025 - 08.05.2025
      • 12.07.2025 - 17.07.2025
      • 20.09.2025 - 25.09.2025
      • 18.10.2025- 23.10.2025
      • 22.11.2025 - 27.11.2025

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