Please note that this course is part of a 3-part course series, this being the 2nd course in the series. If you missed the first
course that looked at Cultural Diversity in your Classroom you can still
access all content of the course here. Our current course is targeted
at anybody who has been confronted with the topic of newly arrived migrants in a school context. It is not about working with newly arrived migrants in the classroom but as the title says, about raising awareness of their situation. The third
course in the series, starting on 28th November, then addresses the direct work with newly arrived migrant students in schools. You can already enrol on the third coursehere.
Of course we would like to know more about you, so please tell us
something about your background by completing this short survey. Key results of the survey will be shared with all of you in
the first week of the course. All information collected will be fully anonymous.
Please also add a marker to our course participant map. You will easily see if there are any colleagues close to you on the course.
How does the course work?
The course is organized as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
and runs over 3 weeks time with one module opening every week. A module consists of a number of sections with videos, activities and assessments. Once a module is open it remains open and you are free to browse through it whenever you
want. Most of the course activities you can complete at a time that suits you, however, in the last module there is a peer review activity which has strict deadlines that you need to follow. That means you should reserve about 3-4
hours every week for each course.
For more information about MOOCs and how you get the most out of them,
check out these two videos: video 1 & video 2
Your work on the course will be supported by an active community of your fellow participants
and by us, the course team, consisting of Alicia Bankhofer, Erika Hummer, Katja Engelhardt, Aikaterini (Katerina) Topalidou, Nair Carrera Martinez and Benjamin Hertz. We are a very mixed team of educators and communication professionals
from around Europe and look forward to working with you on the course.
Engagement via social media is not required on
the course but it will substantially enhance your experience. We therefore encourage you to already join us on our course Facebook
group and to share any thoughts, questions or ideas linked to the course via Twitter using #diversityMOOCs.
That's it for now. We'll be in touch again soon.