As part of the Erasmus Plus project, workshops were held with 70 Arabic-speaking tutors and trainers in Germany, Italy, Turkey, and Sweden, from 2017 to 2019. Together, a training concept and a training tool for teachers, educators and volunteers were developed to support newly immigrated children with innovative pedagogical methods, such as self-organised learning.
Main objectives of the project were:
- Introduction of the concept of self-organised learning (SOL) to native-speaking mentors.
- Conception of a workshop for the further training of refugee teachers.
- Implementation and optimisation of the training in different European countries.
- Publication of the training concept for free use by other projects in the form of interactive training modules: Basic Attitudes, Trauma, Inclusion & Exclusion, Compowerment, Motivation, Self-Concept, Self-regulated Learning.
The methodology was based on the design of SOL by the University of Schwäbisch Gmünd and on the user-led development of a training concept, as well as on the cocreation of workshops, including constant further improvement during the transnational workshop series.