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Monday 01 June 2020 - 00:00 to Monday 29 June 2020 - 23:59

An introduction to trauma and its effects in the classroom is a four week self-study course for teachers working with migrants and refugees with all ages and levels.

The aim of this module from our Language for Resilience programme is to look at how trauma impacts students so teachers are equipped to shape the teaching and learning processes to be safer, more inclusive and protective.

The course is composed of two modules:

  • Module 1 - Getting Started - start by completing this module first so you’re familiar with the platform. 
  • Module 2 - An introduction to trauma and its effects in the classroom, which is divided into three units --

By the end of:

  • unit 1, youʹll be able to define trauma and understand its possible causes
  • unit 2, youʹll be able to reflect on the effects on learning and behaviour in the classroom through examples of students and consider the role of the teacher in endings and transitions
  • unit 3, youʹll learn some interesting ways to create physical and emotional safety through basic strategies.

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the module.

To get the most out of the course, join the Facebook group for course participants, practitioners, researchers and course developers to get support and advice from peers. Youʹll also go to the Facebook group by clicking on the Forums tab. Join our first Facebook Live session on 1 May 2020, "An introduction to trauma and its effects in the classroom" with special guests Tony Capstick and Marie Delaney.

It is possible to sign up to this course after the official start date, so don't hesitate to join us!