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Transforming Education in Challenging Environments
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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.
- 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.
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Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Adapt the learning spaces to respond to the diverse profiles of children/young people and contribute to making education a transformative process
- Work with the diversity of children and young people’s experiences in the learning spaces to build on their strengths and respond to the challenges to learning
- Reclaim teaching as a profession that promotes an understanding of inclusive prosperity and life with dignity and a hope for a better future
- Engage in the process of co-design and sharing effective educational practices and experiences using digital platforms
- Promote inclusive pedagogical practices among educators who work in the context of mass displacement
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.
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