Coaching is a method of teaching and learning that draw on social constructivist learning theory. It offers the opportunity to improve self-monitoring by fostering habits that will identify deficits and create goals to mitigate them in the educational process. Through academic coaching process, students can examine their learning styles, habits of studying, and current difficulties or barriers to success; understand how their use of time and levels of organization or disorganization impact their studies as a result they can create more effective strategies which provide academic success and satisfaction.
The course offers theoretical basis and practices for educators to want to heighten awareness of students what it takes to achieve academic success with a supportive relationship, and personal accountability.
2. Colorful Classrooms: integration of refugee and immigrant children
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his/ her home country due to war or persecution. On the other hand, a migrant is someone who chooses to resettle to another country in search of a better life.
Adaptation to the new society includes four strategies: assimilation, separation, marginalization and integration (Berry, 1997). Refugees and immigrants need to be supported in order to adapt new conditions of countries that they move and to integrate in the new society to create a new life. Otherwise, they cannot become a part of their new community effectively.
Education is one of the dimensions of immigrants’ integration. To prevent marginalization and separation among refugees and immigrants, educational institutions play a crucial role.
The course offers theoretical basis and practices for educators and NGO staff who want to catalyze refugee and immigrant children’ integration.
Early School Leaving (ESL) is a result of a long process rather than sudden phenomena. Factors derived from school, family, environment and personality affect students’ motivation, satisfaction and participation in education. The dropout of the individuals due to various reasons causes that the schools fail to fulfill their purpose for qualified labor and the allocated national resources are wasted. To prevent individual, economic and environmental problems caused by the early school leaving (ESL), one of the benchmarks of The strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) is “the rate of early leavers from education and training aged 18-24 should be below 10%”.
The course offers theoritecal basis and practices for educators to want to aware determinants of ESL, to increase students' motivation, engagement and belonging through active teaching methods, to understand causes and effects of ESL, to develop an action plan to decrease absenteeism and ESL rates.