THE KIDS ARE IN TROUBLE, ARE THEY…? – WEBINAR

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 // 19.00h – 21.00h CET// €45

Maurits WysmansHOW TO DEAL WITH SOCIO-EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM? (ONLINE WEBINAR – ZOOM)

THE TEACHERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YES THEY CAN

Goals

This seminar intends to develop new methodological insights and techniques for  teachers and other members of school staff or educational agencies, such as special educators, social workers, and psychologists, to generate knowledge and expertise on how to support children and youngsters with developmental, behavior, social-emotional or mental health problems in a context of inclusive education, in order to create more effective and efficient help, and more cooperation with others including  parents, to adopt an inclusive approach.

Content

Are children nowadays more obstinate, difficult, depressed, vulnerable than former generations used to be?

To move schools beyond overreliance on punishment and social control strategies, there is ongoing advocacy for social skills training and new agendas for emotional “intelligence” training and character education. Relatedly, there are calls for greater home involvement, with emphasis on enhanced parent responsibility for their children’s behavior and learning. More comprehensively, some reformers want to transform schools through creation of an atmosphere of “caring”, “cooperative learning” and a “sense of community”.

Such advocates usually argue for schools that are holistically-oriented and family-centered. They want curricula to enhance values and character, including responsibility (social and moral), integrity, self-regulation (self-discipline), and a work ethic and also want schools to foster self-esteem, diverse talents, and emotional well-being.

The teacher as significant other

This seminar intends to develop new methodological insights and techniques for  teachers and other members of school staff or educational agencies, such as special educators, social workers, and psychologists, to generate knowledge and expertise on how to support children and youngsters with developmental, behavior, social-emotional or mental health problems in a context of inclusive education, in order to create more effective and efficient help, and more cooperation with others including  parents, to adopt an inclusive approach.

More about Maurits Wysmans

Positions held:

  • Course director of the  Professional bachelor Child and Youth Studies – UCLL –Belgium
  • Guestprofessor : Limburg University Hasselt – Management Non-profit
  • Guestlectures at universities Social Work in Malaga Spain ( UMA), Odense Denmark , Jena Germany, Waterford Ireland
  • Several articles in Belgium
  • Several articles in Russia ( “ Kids in trouble” )
  • Co-author : book ‘ Praten met ouders’ ( communication skills)  – 2004
  • Co-author : book ‘ Praten met ouders’ – Lannoo Campus – 2014
  • Seminars at Worldconferences IASSW  in Adelaide (2004)  Hong Kong (2010)
  • Seminars at European congress EASSW Dubrovnik (2009)
  • Seminar at Eusarf – Conference at Groningen (2010)
  • Seminars in Russia :  Sint-Petersburg (2008) and Rostov-on-Don  (2009 – 2010)
  • Keynote speaker : Conference Russia ( Rostov-on-Don ) 2014
  • Scientific research : COSWO  (2010)
  • Promotor KOI  2016 – Ranchi India – Inclusive education – Learning Outcomes
  • Promotor VLIR-UOS – 2020 – Vulnerable Children and Young People
DATE Tuesday 20/04/2021
TIME 19.00h – 21.00h CET
PRICE €45
FORMAT Webinar (Zoom)
TARGET GROUP Pre-primary and primary education