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ARUBA: Inclusion & Diversity in the Classroom – Teaching Empathy, Mindfulness & Critical Thinking
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Teaching Empathy, Mindfulness & Critical Thinking
Country of Aruba, located in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, where cultures meet and live in harmony, is the perfect setting for our brand new course. We look at migration and culture clash as relevant issues shaping education today. Teachers face new challenges in the school system that is often ill-equipped to integrate students from other cultures as well as students with special needs.
This course promotes intercultural education by modelling empathy in a mindful classroom. We will look into the thought process and seek gratitude in living in the present. The concept of ‘reaction vs response’ will be presented to promote a friendlier working environment and reduce bullying. Open-mindnedness will be mirrored in our study of critical thinking and the need for better conversation.
The course also looks at soft skills development in the classroom. Reinforcing collaboration and teamwork is the cornerstone of promoting true inclusion and recognizing integration of versatility & special needs. By promoting and celebrating cultural diversity in our schools, we make an important step towards bringing social change. The course will be discussing challenges, best practices as well as promoting mindful values toward proper inclusion.
Our resident psychologist and Mindfulness instructor, Dario Caljkusic, holds an Honors degree from Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Ore, USA. His course is both engaging and thought-provoking, entertaining yet introspective. As our former course participants Jane, Mette, Ditte & Lise-Lotte from Denmark wrote about Dario: “Thank you so much for the most exciting course. You have been fantastic, motivating teacher.”
THE COURSE FEE INCLUDES:
- Free Aruba walking tour;
- Full programme of study sessions ( minimum 35 hours per week );
- Course materials;
- Certificate of attendance;
- Learning Agreement
- Quality Agreement;
- Visits to local institutions;
- Personalized support;
- Expertise of Local Representative on location during the mobility;
- Free WIFI internet;
- Coffee and tea breaks;
- Administration costs.
Join us in Aruba and experience proper diversity at its best.