27/05/2024 – 31/05/2024 Akureyri (Iceland)

Are you interested in participating in this course this school year 2023-2024? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

Final Registration

27/05/2024 – 31/05/2024 Akureyri (Iceland)

Would you like to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2023-2024? Secure your place and make a final registration.

Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.
  • Collaboration

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is Happy Bridges based in Akureyri, Iceland.

Happy Bridges

Happy Bridges
Byggðavegur 101
600 Akureyri
Norðurland eystra – Iceland
OID: E10059312

  • What

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.

Final registration

Secure your place and make a final registration HERE.


27/05/2024 – 31/05/2024 (Akureyri)
If this date doesn’t suit you we can organise an additional session for your school/organisation if there are at least 12 participants.

Target group

Target group for this course are teachers, trainers, educational counsellors, career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school management and administrative staff working in either primary schools, secondary schools, VET schools, training centers, adult education, higher education, kindergarten and NGO’s.
Please be aware that the course may include teachers from different school levels.


The course is organized in English






  • Gained insight into the Icelandic education system; 
  • Understands what prevents children’s and youth’s well-being at school; 
  • Understands how social systems can exaggerate and dampen children’s and youth’s behaviour; 
  • Learned about behavioural management systems (PMT and Restitution) in Icelandic schools; 
  • Understands the importance of democratic education practices on children’s and youth’s motivation; 
  • Reflected on their own situation, how new knowledge can improve children’s and youth’s well-being at their own school and created a draft of implementation. 
  • Practicalities


The course is organized in the conference room of the KEA hotel in Akureyri and in the schools we visit.


– For a detailed explanation, have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘. The course price for this specific course is € 895. This includes transport from Reykjavik to Akureyri. Please contact us for more information.


– You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
– We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
– After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

Eekhout Academy organises bus transport between Reykjavik and Akureyri and back. The bus leaves at a predetermined time and is included in the course price of € 895.

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