CrossCultural

Cross-cultural Training for Teachers


Content

This training aims to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of their own culture as well as cultural patterns in both pupils and their parents. The way children learn, communicate, reason, argue and perceive their environment greatly depends on their cultural background. Values and expectations change from culture to culture and are often implicit and unconscious. Misunderstandings are therefore bound to occur. However, as a teacher you depend on effective communication and conflict resolution strategies. This training provides participants with the theoretical basis as well as practical advice on how to recognise and resolve cultural issues when working with children from different cultural origins.

All our training courses provide a well-balanced mixture of theory and practice. Role-plays, changes of perspectives, theoretical/scientific input, discussions and analyses are only some of the tools we use to make participants understand cultural issues on a mental as well as an emotional level.

Please contact us for more details and a tailor-made programme to meet your specific needs.


Target group

Teachers in Switzerland who would like to increase their cross-cultural undertanding


Duration

Tailor-made - from 4 hours to several days

Our suggestion:  4 days:

1 day: introduction of the topics culture, intercultural competence and communication

1 day: reflection on the participants’ own cultures / intercultural rules

1 day: understanding of general cultural dimensions / cooperation, organisation, leadership

1 day: change of perspective / putting the content learned into the context of the participants' everyday experiences