The project Fair School online capacity building tools for schoolteachers and educators consists of online training and related materials aimed at building capacity of schoolteachers and educators.
The learning materials provide teachers with the necessary competences to tackle diversity environments and increase the level of teacher preparedness for the promotion and internalization of inclusive values.
The development activities is led by ‘Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (E10209131, ES)’ with the inclusive contribution of all partners.
The partners recently achieved a developing provision for this series of materials which is generated from key findings gathered to produce Fair School inclusive methodology.
These trainings are aimed to equip secondary school teachers with core competences for fostering inclusiveness and tolerance within school settings.
They follow indications of the European Commission included in the ‘Report on Supporting teacher competence development for better learning outcomes’ (2013a).
The final objective of this training is to lead to ‘cultural matches’ between teachers and students and equipping the teachers with the competences needed to teach effectively in diverse classrooms through practical co-curricular activities.
More specifically, the teachers’ capacity will be built in the following aspects:
– insight into the theoretical foundations of restorative justice, social constructionist theory, narrative couching, and socio-emotional learning;
– sound knowledge frameworks (e.g., about school curricula, education theories, assessment), supported by effective knowledge management strategies classroom teaching and management skills and strategies related to restorative justice, narrative approaches and socio-emotional learning. understanding of how to apply the techniques in different situations – and specifically to own target group(s);
– learning about externalizing conversations and construction of alternative and preferred stories (re-authoring);
– adapting plans and practices to contexts and students’ needs.
The training materials are available in form of open educational resources (OER).