Transforming Education in Challenging Environments
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
Build the knowledge needed to teach children affected by difficult contexts
Teachers play an important role in supporting vulnerable children affected by mass displacement, crisis, and conflict. Refugee children may also be victims of violence and other issues that impact their emotional wellbeing and ability to learn. Teachers need to be prepared to deal with these difficulties.
On this course, you will learn how teachers can make a difference to children from challenging contexts. You will discover how to transform learning spaces and educational practices, and you will share your teaching methods and real experiences of teaching in crises with other educators.
What topics will you cover?
- Week 1: Educators changing learning environments, including how to create change with limited resources, responding to challenges in the social environment, approaches to changing the learning space, and moving forward with ideas for change.
- Week 2: Understanding learners in context, spanning the wider contexts that influence teaching and learning, understanding learner perspectives, and teaching controversial issues.
- Week 3: Transforming learning for an unknowable future, covering responses to students’ needs and aspirations, transformative teaching and learning in practice, and understanding and working within limitations.
- Week 4: Digital networks for change, inclusive of digital tools to help both learners and teachers and an opportunity to share ideas that promote transformative education.
When would you like to start?
Who is the course for?
This course is ideal for teachers in areas affected by mass displacement who work in both formal and informal educational settings. It will also be of interest to teachers who are themselves refugees, students studying education, and volunteers who work humanitarian agencies in education.
Who will you learn with?
UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.
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