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Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers

British Council via FutureLearn

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Overview

Find out how to help students dealing with trauma

You’ll hear from experienced teachers talking about the challenges, what they learnt, and strategies they have used when teaching migrant and refugee learners both in countries affected by conflict and in host countries.

Whether you are a language teacher, a teacher of another subject, or a volunteer working with refugees and migrant learners, you’ll find ideas and strategies that you can use to better understand your learners. The course will help you to build inclusive classrooms and develop your learners’ confidence, taking into account the languages they know and their cultures.

The course will be useful for anyone working with migrants and refugees in an educational context.

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Kate Sandars

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Migrants and Refugees in Education: A toolkit for teachers Based on 27 reviews

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The structure of the course highly appeals to me. The combination of the videos and articles is a resourceful and forseful fusion. Grateful for the opportunity for the feedback and the possibility to view the ideas of the other participants. The topic touched is urgent and vital nowadays. XXIst century generation is still a traumatised society due to the minor wars, regional millitary conflicts, neo-colonialism, internal immigration. The world has opened its borders and the classes became multicultural. In a globalised society we need to learn how to respect the representatives of different nations and how to work effectively with the learners from various background.
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I had to go through this course very quickly because the end date was looming and I would have to start paying for it! However, it was a fantastic course, and I have made notes and copied links so that I can go back over these things at my leisure. I loved the fact that there were so many contributors from so many different parts of the world , and from many different situations. I felt a little guilty that I didn't have time to contribute to the comments, but would like to thank everybody else for their time and effort.

The course covered such a lot, and inspired me to think creatively.

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Although I am not teaching a whole class at the moment and work mainly with individuals, I want to develop confidence and skills to work in a wider range of settings with refugees and migrants. Your course has already helped me become more confident and has given me inspiration and ideas. It has really...
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This is a really interesting and worthwhile course for teachers working in any context where learners have been displaced or come from refugee backgrounds.

The educators are very supportive, active in the forums, and full of great tips and advice. The forum discussions are very lively, with lots of contributions.

I've enjoyed getting to grips with the ideas and issues the course focuses on, and I've gathered some great additional resources that will help in my own classes.
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I would like to congratulate the Future Learn Team on having chosen such an important subject which, one way or another, affects most people in the world nowadays. I have enjoyed the course so far. All the subjects are relevant and make us reflect on our teaching English career. The suggestions on both sides, my colleagues' and the British Council's, are extremely valuable I am now starting the third week and my expectations continue being high. Thank you.
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I have only just started supporting refugees in my community in the UK so I didn't feel I had much to contribute but I gained enormously from the course and have been recommending it to others working with me! I appreciated the variety of input and found lots to be inspired by as well as understanding better the challenges faced by refugees, both adults and children. Thank you so much. What you have put together is very worthwhile and will benefit many teachers.
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The course is really interesting and the educators are very helpful.Great thanks to the British Council for the opportunity.

I suggest you create a small online community in every country who have taken this course in order to be helpful for their peers who would like to take the course in the future , by doing so , we as teachers in the same country would be able to share information and enlighten other teachers about the topic as well.
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Most of thanks to all of teachers and learners I had learned many things to do in my life from this Course I understand the situation of refugees and displasment and crossing borders refugees and what they are facing in their travel from their home lands and lost of their parents and other many problems facing them this make the world to be more attention about this case and reducing the reasons of this phenomena not to be continued
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I enjoyed it so much, because I could learn many interesting ideas for every students, and particularly for the students who need to be cared of in a different way. I could change a part of my relationship with the students by understanding their needs, physical needs, but most of all psychological needs! I've known lots of interesting websites, even if I couldn't see them all (up to now!)! Thank you!
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The course is very helpful but would it be better to specify the age of learners whether adults or adolescents or children. Moreover, we need more practical aspects, for example, more scenes from inside real classrooms. One more thing, I'd like the course to show the steps to be followed to volunteer as a teacher for migrant children especially in Palestine and Syria.
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This was a nicely presented course with a good mixture of reading materials, videos and forum discussions. The educators were very active and present in the forums, and had great questions for pushing the discussion along and suggestions that would be helpful to anyone involved in teaching migrants and refugee background learners. Highly recommended.
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It is very useful. It covered important issues. I'd like to suggest that next time add more videos from inside refugees' classrooms. You may interview refugee students to ask them about their learning experiences. It would be nice to clarify the steps to be followed to be an English teacher for refugees or to volunteer to teach English for them
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This is an excellent, well-presented course, suitable for beginners in the area or more experienced. There is a wealth of advice and resources. It is very relevant and wide-ranging. The sharing of ideas and responses from tutors are very useful. It is great to feel one's confidence growing.
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I like the course so much! It connects me with other people and I can share some problems with them, and it gives me many wonderful ideas in order to solve some situations and help my students get more involved in the act of learning, all together!!! Thank you very much!
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This course is surprisingly useful and interesting. there are loads of links to further reading. I have done other migrant and refugee courses, as well as CELTA. This course adds so many more ideas about teaching migrants and refugees. It really is very good.
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This is a great course with lots of good ideas and a width of experience and people from all over the world teaching different ages and levels. There are such interesting articles given as links. The educators are so encouraging and helpful.
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This course is very useful in a variety of teaching contexts. I really like the class format and mix of learning materials. Excellent resources are provided as well. Very helpful to have the live FB sessions with the instructors.
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This course is clearly structured and rich with materials and resources to support teachers and other educational professionals working with refugees and migrants. I am currently half way through the course and would highly recommend it.
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This course was really useful, I discovered new things and new techniques that I can use with my future classes. The interaction with the other course participants was excellent and the suggestions received or read were excellent.
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The course is really interesting and discuss in-depth the way and techniques to deal with refugees, displaced, and migrant learners. Thanks for the effort done by the educators and the information provided by them.
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