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Target Audience:

This course is particularly suitable for those teachers who are keen to develop these aspects of school life but may have received little or no previous preparation and support in these areas.   

Prerequisites:

An interest in developing your skills and confidence in dealing with issues of division, diversity, inclusion and community cohesion. 

 

Key Themes of the Courses:

  • Rationale for sustainable good relations between schools and their communities;
     
  • Curriculum skills in diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and reconciliation (especially in relation to PDMU, Local & Global Citizenship and areas of interconnected learning);
     
  • Strategies for exploring and managing controversial issues in the classroom;
 
  • Whole-school ethos and pastoral structures;
 
  • Strategies for meaningful contact and collaboration between schools and their pupils;
 
  • School and community:  creative relationships with parents and neighbourhoods;
 
  • Practical policy development and strategies for implementation;
 
  • Awareness of existing resources and how to make creative use of them.

 

Elements of Completion:  

Full attendance and completion of a presentation task requiring students to reflect on the course and prepare a proposal for a future programme for their school.

 

Places Available: 

20

 

Dates:  

23rd, 24th October and 14th November 2013

 

Cost:   

Free

 

Other Information:

Prior approval from your school Principal is necessary.  Substitute cover and travel expenses will be provided for all those teachers who take part fully in the courses.