We are proud to announce that David Carpenter, our ESOL Coordinator, has been involved with he Re.Mint project, which has created a pan European toolkit of ‘experiential method’ lessons. These are lessons that can be used in language classes, schools or any other educational establishments who might be interested in thinking about migration issues.

Please find the press release below, which provides a fuller idea of the toolkit.

David will be speaking at a presentation on 23rd August, which is organised by Creative Learning Programmes (CLP) and will present the extensive research undertaken by CLP and transnational partners, as part of the European research and innovation project Re.Inclusion – guidelines for the work inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers- funded by the European Commission and the Erasmus+ programme.

The project is aimed at operators working at all levels with migrants, and particularly those working with refugees and asylum-seekers. Postgraduate students of relative disciplines are welcome to attend.

The event will present the outcomes of the Re.Inclusion project and two more research projects, that work towards the social inclusion of migrants and refugees and assist educators and professionals in their work.

Guest speakers:

Mrs Mitra Rostami- Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC)

Mr David Carpenter – The Welcoming

Dr. Katerina Strani – Heriot Watt University, Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies

Some of the topics this project covers are:

Defining culture; Understanding Ambiguity and Cultural Standards; Stereotypes and Prejudices; Acculturation; Culture shock; Communication; Intercultural communication; Empathy and active listening; Communication styles and assertiveness;Teaching: pedagogical approaches when teaching migrants and refugees; Counselling and legal information; Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers’ rights and duties in the EU; Legal support and guidance; Counselling; Work and social inclusion; Mediation: empathy and active listening; Verbal and non-verbal communication; Conflict management techniques

Attendance is free. Please book here.

Refreshments will be provided.

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