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Empowering Educators for Global Citizenship: Conflict Resolution and 21st Century Skills

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This course is designed to equip educators with the necessary tools and knowledge to foster global citizenship competences through conflict resolution skills. Aligned with the education policy references for key competences in lifelong learning, including the 2018 EU Council Recommendation, this course places emphasis on the Citizenship competence. Participants will develop the ability to act as responsible global citizens, engaging fully in civic and social life while understanding social, economic, legal, and political concepts.

In addition to the Citizenship competence, this course recognises the significance of interpersonal skills as a vital complement. Specifically, it focuses on enhancing interpersonal communication, dialogue, mediation, and conflict resolution skills within macro and micro frameworks. By utilising innovative approaches such as project-based learning, role plays and debates, reflective practice and collaborative learning, this course provides a comprehensive package of resources to positively manage conflicts that arise within educational environments, as well as conflicts at the societal and international levels.

The course adopts a global perspective on citizenship education, as defined in the Sustainable Development Goal 4. It emphasises the development of global citizenship competences through the utilisation of conflict and conflict management skills. The course empowers educators to effectively address conflicts, nurturing them as responsible global citizens who can, in turn, inspire and guide their students towards becoming active and engaged global citizens, with the significant outcome of contributing to a sustainable and inclusive world.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying conflict resolution strategies within educational settings.
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of global citizenship and its significance in fostering a sustainable and inclusive world.
  • Apply innovative cognitive approaches to address conflicts and promote responsible global citizenship.
  • Utilise effective conflict management techniques to create positive learning environments in schools and society.
  • Inspire and guide students in developing their own global citizenship competences.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    This course is designed for educators working in pre-primary, primary, secondary, VET, and adult education across Europe. It is open to teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, administrators, educational counsellors, career counsellors, other school staff, NGO staff, public servants, and policy makers. The course is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their teaching skills, acquire specialised knowledge in conflict resolution, and contribute to global citizenship education.

  • General prerequisites :

    Participants are expected to have a good command of the English language to actively engage in the course activities and discussions. No other specific requirements are necessary for admission.

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

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Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 04.02.2024 - 11.02.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 12.05.2024 - 19.05.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 25.08.2024 - 01.09.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 12.01.2025 - 19.01.2025 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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