Teachers from Second chance programmes of Romanian public schools were trained into using the Robin methodology, an inclusive learning methodology that supports students to identify and reach their life goals, help them find motivation for learning, for continuing their studies. Besides the development of personal and social skills, students also see the benefits from pursuing a safe and healthy life and understand the risks of some situations.
In total there were 5 trainings organized in 4 locations: Pitesti, Craiova, Slatina and Bucharest. News about the 2 trainings held in Pitesti can be found here.
The other 3 trainings: Craiova (13-15th July 2017), Slatina (30th August- 1st September 2017) and Bucharest (5-7th October) brought along professionals in education with years of experience, sharing their experience and strengthening their personal and professional competences. They had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with interactive work principles and techniques with their students and with peer support techniques that educators may use for reflection, support and quality assurance both on a personal level and in their teams and organizations.The trainings were organized with the support of the Teachers Training Centres from Olt county and Bucharest.
The feedback of the trainees was extremely positive from the training methods used by Terre des hommes’ trainers (“learning by experience”, very practical, focus on building on trainees’ own expertize) to the issues addressed: rights of children affected by migration, communication barriers, cultural gaps, diversity awareness and other in connection with the educational needs of the beneficiaries.
These 3 full day trainings were held under the Erasmus plus funded project ROBIN ( ref. no. 2015-1-RO01-KA204-015001), which aims at equipping the educators of Second chance programmes with necessary tools to make learning more attractive and appropriate for children and youth affected by migration.
Similar trainings were also held in partner countries: in Italy, Spain, Austria and Bulgaria reaching in total more than 500 educators.