Online course in Teaching

Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers

Learn how to teach and support young people across the globe affected by violence, conflict or displacement.

Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Find out how to help students dealing with trauma

You’ll hear from experienced teachers talking about the challenges, what they learnt, and strategies they have used when teaching migrant and refugee learners both in countries affected by conflict and in host countries.

Whether you are a language teacher, a teacher of another subject, or a volunteer working with refugees and migrant learners, you’ll find ideas and strategies that you can use to better understand your learners. The course will help you to build inclusive classrooms and develop your learners’ confidence, taking into account the languages they know and their cultures.

What topics will you cover?

  • Global trends in migration and displacement as a result of different types of conflicts
  • The role and impact of language use as well as language development in migration and displacement
  • The range of educational pathways and curricula for students from formal to informal to remedial and the role of the community in supporting learning
  • The importance of challenging discrimination and promoting inclusive classrooms which foster collaborative learning
  • The learning and behaviour needs of primary and secondary learners who have experienced trauma, displacement and conflict
  • The effects of loss, trauma and displacement on the brain and how this knowledge can help teachers to understand learning difficulties and challenging behaviour
  • The importance of teacher self-care and the role of well-being in coping with the impact of trauma on teachers and learners

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 7 Oct 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the causes, patterns and impact of migration on teaching and learning
  • Develop a profile of your learners and consider strategies to engage and include them
  • Apply a set of practical tools and techniques in the classroom environment to better cope with the impact of trauma on teachers and learners

Who is the course for?

The course will be useful for anyone working with migrants and refugees in an educational context.

What software or tools do you need?

None

Who will you learn with?

Claire Ross

Claire Ross

I research and develop courses for teachers and trainers. I'm interested in inclusion, plurilingualism, and pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures. I have an MA in Education (online

Sirin Soyoz

Sirin Soyoz

I am a teacher of English and I have been actively involved in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced projects with the British Council as an e-moderator, a teacher trainer, and mentor. @sirin

Stephen Mander

Stephen Mander

A DELTA-qualified teacher and teacher-trainer (CELTA, TYLEC, Trinity Diploma & online training courses), with over fifteen years experience of working in a variety of contexts.

Who developed the course?

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

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