Date(s) - 06/12/2022
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
Intercultural Education for Tomorrow’s Citizens – Practical Resources for Working with Migrant and EAL Children
Event organised by Leeds Beckett University
Location: The Rose Bowl Portland Way Leeds LS1 3HB
This mini-conference in partnership with Leeds City Council, Leeds Beckett University and education experts from across Europe will share the pioneering work of the Edina project, which has developed a tool for working in an intercultural and multilingual context. Join other education professionals to learn about the Edina educational resources, supported by research evidence from Leeds and beyond.
Even for the most dedicated education professionals, it can be hard to know where to look for support and resources tailored to teachers’ needs in providing the best possible welcome and educational experience to pupils who are newcomers to the area, the country and the language of instruction.
Schools are at the forefront of intercultural innovation. Governments may enact policies reflecting what they see as national values and introduce short-term schemes when circumstances threaten the smooth running of the economy but when it comes to responding to the day-to-day realities of multi-cultural Britain, including the human effects of global crises, schools innovate through necessity.
17.00 Welcome refreshments, distribution of Edina Go Pro calendars – 53 weeks of tips and suggestions for teachers of newcomers
17.15 Keynote: the small components of the big picture: intercultural education and the lived experiences of culture and identity
18.00 The Edina tool: resources for the EDucation of International Newly Arrived migrant pupils
18.30 Workshop on best practices for working with newly arrived migrant pupils
19.30 Drinks reception