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Enable_Tamkin - Self-Learning for Arab Refugee Children & Building a Concept for Mother-tongue Trainers & Teachers


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.

  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Germany
  • Language:
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's life satisfaction / happiness
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Institutions
    • Teachers

    Evaluation ex post
    Unknown, suggested contact at the University of Schäbisch Gmünd: Prof. Dr. Gernot Aich:

    Projects’ deliverables
    See the following link.

    Available materials can guide the reproducibility of the project.

    Motivation for the submission
    One of the consortium partners is the German organisation Back on Track e.V. which we know and value for their efforts in self-regulated Arabic mother-tongue learning in Berlin. In 2019, the project was awarded a "Success Story" by the PAD (Pedagogical Exchange Service of the Conference of Ministers of Education Germany) due to its special quality. What is more, the cocreation methodology is in synch with the IMMERSE approach

  • EU Funds
  • Type of action:
  • Extra-curricular activity
  • Training concept for Arabic mother-tongue teachers and volunteers for Self-organised learning for refugee children
  • Target:
  • Arab-speaking teachers, trainers, volunteers and refugee children
  • Educators, social workers
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Principals, teachers
  • Refugee and asylum seeker children
  • Professionals involved:
  • Academics, researchers
  • Cultural Mediators
  • Educators
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • Government
  • Local authorities
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
  • Universities, research centres
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