This course is designed for teachers, head teachers, principals and other school staff who would like to take a look at how the Icelandic education system is structured. The education system there is considered to be one of the best and most interesting in Europe.
More specifically, we will be looking at how behavioral problems of students are dealt with. What kind of behavioral problems do teachers have to deal with and how do they handle them?
Participants in this course will be introduced to the Parent Management Training system. This is an outpatient treatment method for parents of children (4-16 years) with severe externalizing behavioral problems (ODD/CD), often in combination with ADHD.
PMT is a family of treatment programs that aims to change parenting behaviors, teaching parents positive reinforcement methods for improving pre-school and school-age children’s behavior problems (such as aggression, hyperactivity, temper tantrums, and difficulty following directions). During this treatment, parents learn to apply effective parenting skills so that they can better direct their child’s behavior. It is obvious that this also has an impact on the school behavior of the student
Specific attention is also paid to how to motivate students intrinsically as opposed to working with punishments and rewards.
And what do you do with students dealing with post-traumatic stress syndrome?
Putting the student at the center and working with all actors involved to make them feel better in school is the key.
During this 5-day course, pedagogical visits to schools are made in combination with a number of theoretical sessions and workshops.