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MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN ADULT EDUCATION

We attended a training course wihin the Erasmus + program for the project "Multiculturalism and Diversity in Adult Education" in Rome (Italy) from the 22nd to the 27th January 2017, which read "Intercultural training for an inclusive and appropriate attitude in education".

After the positive experience and success gathered in the first stage of our project with the course that we attended to in Warsaw (Poland) in October 2016, delivered by SPEAK EUROPE, – where we learned both, coaching, methodology, and TIC tools, we embarked on a new stage of this project that took us to Rome (Italy).

Course of Rome. Italy

In this case, it was another old partner who welcomed us and gave us the training, Carlo Smaldone, president and director of PROMETEO, an association engaged in teacher training and European projects, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a teacher training organization and by the Ministry of Labor for immigrants.

Carlo guided us in this experience, contributing not only his large experience achieved in the actions he has carried out along his extensive professional career, but also providing us with methods, techniques and resources to be able to act in the classroom with an appropriate integrative attitude.

Along this week we received training on the different education models present in the institutions that offer formal education and how they could be modified to adapt to the different social realities arisen from different contexts.

We could summarize what we have learned:

  1. What is immigration? Causes, motivations, consequences, especially in classrooms. Positive aspects.
  2. How does immigration affect educational contexts?
  3. What is intercultural education? Advantages of diversity.
  4. Classes' Choice Theory.
  5. Use your own devices: apps we can use to make classes more interactive (Tellegami, Powtoon, Voocaro, Book Creator, ibrainstorm…).
  6. Cooperative learning.

Course of Rome. Italy

We also practiced some of the items we were presented by conducting group and pair activities meant to help us internalize and personalize the learned contents.

Course of Rome. Italy

We also had time to share experiences with another association, very active in projects and actions of integrative cutting and very social and multicultural character (MELTINGPRO). We were received at their headquarters and they presented us several of the actions at different moments, as well as, future projects. We also talked about the possibility of participate together in a KA2.

Course of Rome. Italy

Apart from the learning activities we also had time to visit the city. We believe it is a basic part of European programs. Knowing the cities you visit, walking and living their culture makes you a more European citizen, and appreciate other Europeans clues.

Finally we could say that it has been a useful experience, since it has allowed us to know, through Carlo Smaldone’ background and experience, the appropriate actions we should apply as teachers, as well as human, to be more inclusive in a society growing more multicultural and diverse.

Course of Rome. Italy

This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication (communication) is the sole responsibility of its author. The Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.