• British Council

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
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Find out how to help students dealing with trauma

On this course, you’ll hear from experienced teachers on the challenges of refugee education.

They’ll share experiences of what they’ve learned and strategies they’ve used when teaching migrant learners both in countries affected by conflict and in host countries.

Whether you’re a language teacher, a teacher of another subject, or a volunteer working in migrant and refugee education, you’ll find ideas and strategies that you can use to better understand your learners.

You’ll also learn how 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?

  • Date to be announced

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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.

This can range from those teaching English to refugees to teachers in schools looking to promote inclusive education.

Who will you learn with?

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

Who developed the course?

British Council

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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