Conference



Conference Outcomes





PHOTO documentation - new photos uploaded!


Speeches:
Speakers - bio & speech abstract
Bob Kartous - Lack of diversity leads to absence of humanity
Marie-Chiara Locchi - Common Frame of Reference UDEL 21
Program for the conference in Prague

Day 1: Thursday September 21th 2017
time
Content
11.00
Registration starts
14.00
Welcome and opening
Overview of the program of the conference
14.15
General keynote: Bob Kartous (CZ): The importance of diversity in society and the role of education. 

14.45
Presentation of the project UDEL21
Objectives and goals
-      Short announcement of the 4 diversity-fields
15.15
The UDEL21-Common frame of reference (CFR) by Maria-Chiara Locchi

16.00
Coffee break

16.30
A first taste of UDEL21 tools for each diversity field: participants are introduced to the UDEL21-tools (i.e. class activities)

17.15
Short break

17.30
World café: ample opportunities to share and learn.

18.30
End of day 1

19.00
Welcome dinner



Day 2: Friday September 22th 2017
time
Content
9.00
Presentation of the day program

9.15
Keynote 2 : ‘Trends in diversity and implications for education policies’
Prof. Ides Nicaise, research manager, head of unit ‘education and lifelong learning’ at HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society), a multidisciplinary research institute of the University of Leuven (Flemish Louvain).

10.00
Keynote 3: ‘Diversity in initial teacher training’
Catherine Deschepper, PhD in Letters, author of novels and course books on oral and written didactics (production of text, grammar, conjugation, lexicon and spelling), teacher in Initial Training for future school teachers (French Didactics), provider of support for internships and specific trainings in French as teaching language.
10.45
Coffee break

11.15
Parallel workshops: see description

12.45
Lunch

14.15
Parallel workshops: see description

15.45
Coffee break

16.15
Poster sessions: each partner presents the way they work with the project in their own context.

17.30 
End of day 2

19.00
Conference dinner


Day 3: Saturday September 23th 2017

time
Content
9.00
Presentation of the day program

9.15
Keynote 4: ‘Adults next to children in multiculturalism: a broader overview’
Nevin Pecorelli, Cidis (Center Information Documentation Initiative for the Development) - Instructor, teaching coordinator and expert in intercultural communication
10.00
Coffee break

10.30
Round table/panel with questions of participants and answers from experts

12.00
Interactive evaluation

12.30
Official end of the conference

12.30
Lunch



Overview of the parallel workshops:

1.   ‘Diversity: relational and sexual development’ part 1 and part 2 (mandatory to follow both parts) Peter Bracaval and Karen Dewilde
Dealing with relations and sexuality is not easy for many schools. Moreover the actual diversity in society and at school becomes more complex. How can you work with this theme from a diversity-lens ? In this workshop we start from concrete cases and work towards frames and frameworks to deal in a positive way with relations and sexuality on class- and teacher-level, with parents, at school level, in quiet times and during incidents. The participants work interactive and combine experiences to prior and new insights. During the workshop we will not zoom in on different cultures and social identities and how they deal with relations and sexuality but we will practice and discuss the necessary competences to make qualitative dialogues possible, so a school can find solutions.

2.     Multilingualism… play the game! Katleen Koopmans and Iris Philips
A game centred around statements dealing with multilingualism which allows participants to reflect on their own views on diversity.  These views are linked to the role they (the participants?) can play in processes of change/transitional processes in schools. The views of the participants are matched to current scientific views on dealing with multilingualism in a positive manner in 4 areas: wellbeing, learning, communication and language awareness. The method we are going to use alternates between game-playing and input.

3.   Using ICT as support in teaching learning variability classes. Jezerka Beškovnik and Andreja Klančar
There is a myriad of different interactive, exercises, games, quizzes and other materials available on the internet. By using them, the learners can practice any subject they choose. Some are excellent, some are good, some could be used only if adapted to your teaching or learning situation.
So, why not do something innovative? Why not try something  challenging and useful at the same time? Involve your students and make them create their own online activities.

4.   Educational drama as a learning medium for  and with diversity. Hana Kasikova
Participants will experience various drama exercises and plays concerning diversity issues. We will be exploring the key mission of using diversity pro enhancing learning by active art approaches and reflecting on them.

5.   Prevention of violent radicalization in schools. Chris Wyns
Occasionally adolescents grow into violent extremists. How do we tackle that problem? How can we prevent this from happening? Most of the time however radical behavior is a normal attitude. Black and white convictions suit adolescents. It's part of their development, it's how they learn that there's also shades of grey. That's why we have to put broad prevention in the center of our action. Polarization on the other hand has to be banned from our schools. Polarization is a fertile ground for violent extremism. It reduces people to just one characteristic of their identity. Reduction is never a good idea. That's why we wish for schools to redirect the radical energy in their students instead of going with the flow of polarized opinion making.

6.   Experiment UDEL21 tools! Edith Devel and Bruno Mathelart

During the second year of UDEL 21 project, every partner collected good practices among their associated schools. Each tool is linked to one of the diversity fields referred in the UDEL 21 Common Frame of Reference : multilingualism, multiculturality, gender and learning variability. This workshop will give you/us the opportunity to experience, discuss, enrich, enlarge…our selection in a “learning by doing” approach. Be concerned by diversity and come to share your expertise !

News

Save the date: 2nd UDEL21 International Course will be hold in Portorož, SLOVENIA January 21-26 2018 - more info
1st International Conference in Prague (CZ), September 21-23, 2017 is over, see outcomes - more info
Done! We have developed 85 tools (activities, methods, approaches). Tools are currently at the piloting stage. Then they will be aviable here for practical use in a clasroom to support learning in/for diversity.