ENJOY SCHOOL!: BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVES IN ICELAND 

Iceland

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Pre-Registration

Would you like to participate in this course next school year 2022-2023? Please make a pre-registration so we can keep you informed about this course.

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Final Registration

You want to confirm your participation for this course in the schoolyear 2022-2023?

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

CONTENT

  • Collaboration

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

The hosting partner organisation is Happy Bridges.

Byggðavegur 101
600 Akureyri
Norðurland eystra – Iceland

  • 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.

behavioral perspectives
behavioral perspectives

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.

A detailed programme will be provided at the start of the school year 2022-2023.

The program will consist of a number of specific items:

– introduction
– ice breaking activities
– a look at the various behavioral perspectives
– school visits where each time a different approach is used
– professional dialogue and reflection

  • Learn how to work student-centred with all involved actors in order to make students feel better at school;
  • Gain insight and awareness in different aspects of behavioural problems;
  • Understand intrinsic motivation;
  • Get a view how to motivate students intrinsically as opposed to working with punishments and rewards;
  • Understand the principles of the Parent Management Training system;
  • Be able to empower parents so that they can better direct their child’s behaviour;
  • Learn about strategies to tackle / handle, implement and sustain behaviour at school;
  • Improve the well-being and well-feeling at school;
  • Be able to customize and develop supporting approaches for difficult behaviour at school;
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Improved knowledge of the Icelandic and other European education systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect;
  • Pick up ideas from other countries which they can incorporate and transfer into their own practice.

PRACTICALITIES

AKUREYRI

The course is organized in the conference room of a hotel in the city centre of Akureyri.

COURSE FEE

For a detailed explanation, please have a look at our ‘Cost Structure‘.

FUNDING

– 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.

There are a number of ways to travel from Reykjavik Airport to Akureyri.

BY PLANE

Fly up to Reykjavik Keflavik. From there, take a bus to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. The ride takes 45′ and costs approximately €23.
From Reykjavik Domestic Airport, you can take an internal flight to Akureyri. The duration of the flight is about 45 minutes and the price of the flight ranges from €45 to €150, depending on the period you travel. Be awareFrom Akureyri Airport to the city center is about a 5-minute cab ride. Cost of the cab varies between €13 and €17.

BY BUS

You can also take a bus. This trip consists of three stages:

1. Take a bus from Reykjavik Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik BSI Bus Terminal. The ride takes 45′ and costs about €23. There is a bus every hour. (https://www.re.is/tour/flybus/)

2. From BSI Bus Terminal, you need to move to Àrtùn. You take bus 6, 5 or 15 for this. The ride costs somewhere between €2 and €4. (https://www.straeto.is/)

3. From Àrtùn you take the bus 57 to Akureyri-Hof. The trip takes a good 6 hours and costs between €55 and €80. (https://www.straeto.is/)

BY CAR

The easiest way, especially if you travel to Iceland together with a number of people, is to rent a car. The drive is about 430 kilometers and takes a good 5 hours.

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