Ideas in the classroom: Online workshops for educators | April 2022 - Εικόνα


“The SNFCC Students’ Agora in the Classroom: Inclusive School – Becoming aware of, and familiarized with, diversity”

Seminar Description:

According to the World Health Organization, more than 14% of the world’s population are people with disabilities. The World Report on Disability reveals that society’s negative attitude is the most persistent adversary for more than one billion people.

In Greece, only 15% of children with disabilities go to school. Focusing on the role and importance of school, the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP) presents its Ministry of Education-approved Disability Awareness Educational Programs, aiming at ensuring a smooth coexistence in a society that is constantly evolving and changing.

The online workshop will focus on the importance of diversity in the school context, and on promoting accessibility and inclusive education, aiming at the creation of a school for all children. Through proposed experiential activities, books, videos and movies, teachers will come into contact with media that promote coexistence, empathy and acceptance.

Wednesday 06/04 | 18:30
Via Zoom 

Free participation; preregistration required

Ileana Vasdeki: SKEP Director of Strategy, Coordination and Communication
Panagiotis Pitsiniagkas: Empathy Educational Programs Specialist - Accessibility Consultant

“The SNFCC Students’ Agora in the Classroom: Social Empathy – Creating a Framework for Intergenerational Cooperation” for elementary school teachers.

More and more people live to be over 80 or 90 years old. More than half of today’s 10-year-olds are expected to live to be over 100 years old. Longevity is a new reality, which however requires individual and social preparation. More often than not, there are negative beliefs associated with the elderly. In a world where older people become more and more, social hindrances need to be lifted.

The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness among teachers and students (of the 5th and 6th grades) of the needs, potential, and difficulties faced by older people; to create a framework for intergenerational cooperation and cohabitation; and to foster empathy with regard to the needs of older people and the elimination of age stereotypes. Aging does not only concern the elderly. Intergenerational coexistence and cooperation are prerequisites for successfully managing the social challenges and inequalities arising from aging populations.

Wednesday 13/04 | 18:30
Μέσω Zoom 

Free participation; preregistration required

Design - Implementation: Alexandra Tragaki, Professor of Demography Economics, Department of Geography, Harokopio University

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