Teachers Introduced to Toolbox for Intercultural Learning in Berlin

In the first week of September the EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning) hosted a 5-day training in Berlin, showcasing a recently developed “training toolbox” which aims to expand the intercultural competences of educators.

The main purpose of the toolbox is to encourage school staff to enhance the intercultural dimension of educating practices, and it aims to achieve this through the provision of practical tools and the promotion of existing resources related to intercultural learning.

Henk Bolk participated in the training with headmasters and teachers from various European countries on behalf of EUROCLIO, and came back very enthusiastic:

“I think the toolbox will be very useful. There are ready-to-use tools within the curriculum, cross curricular, for specific subjects etc. All the things we as history teachers like to teach are in it: citizenship, critical thinking, multiperspectivity etc. Every school can use the toolbox according to their own program. My school, the Lorentz Casimir Lyceum Eindhoven, is known for Foreign Trips and Exchange Programs, but nevertheless we look for ‘New Roads’ in Internationalisation and Intercultural Learning”.

In Berlin, the participants were coached on how to give the training in their own countries and to promote the toolbox across Europe. EUROCLIO hopes to further build upon the training at the 25th EUROCLIO Annual Conference in Marseille.

The training tackled questions of how to further enhance intercultural aspects of education

 

 

Call for papers: Education Theory and Practice in Challenging Times: Cultivating an Ethos of Social Justice, Respect and Diversity

Are you interested in cultivating an ethos of social justice, respect and diversity? Then this call for papers is aimed at you.

Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO) Angers, France in collaboration with the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and with the support of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) are hosting a conference on 13-16 June, 2017 in Angers, France. The conference of this bilingual (English-French) conference is to tackle the dynamics that are found in the interplay between societal actors at a time where social and political developments world-wide challenge the very fabric of today’s multicultural societies. The conference aims to create an open and active forum for all who are connected to, or passionate about, intercultural education and related fields. This includes theorists, practitioners and students alike.

Do you have a burning desire for contributing and improving intercultural education? Follow this link to read more about the call for papers or download the attachment at the bottom of this article!

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting abstracts

March 20, 2017: Deadline for reduced-fee, early bird registration