Manual for trainers to run a comprehensive training course to educate and empower Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D) individuals at school or in the workplace to prevent and tackle bullying, from the project "DisAbuse Disablist Bullying".
DESCRIPTION of the project
The project "DisAbuse: Disablist Bullying - Experience into Change, providing the right support services" was implemented as part of the Erasmus+ Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices Programme as a continuation of the collaboration between the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the Dublin University Anti-Bullying Centre and important research centres as partners: Institute of Art & Design Technology (Ireland), University of Lisbona (Portugal) and University of Murcia (Spain).
AIMS of the project and training course
With this training course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to influence change and to deal with bullying in all its forms. Moreover, we anticipate that the learning will help all those that take part to have confidence and feel that they are important valued citizens who wish for a good life as equal and valued members of their communities.
The learning objectives of this course include:
. Understand what bullying is in all its forms and become aware of the differences between conflict and bullying
. Understand what cyber-bullying is and the many different ways that it can happen
. Understand what relationship bullying is and how it can manifest within environments that are restrictive
. Understand the relationship between bullies, victims and bystanders and come to realise that bullying is a group issue
. Understand what to do and how to deal with bullying behaviours directed towards themselves and how to offer support to others
. Learn about the importance of growing your own self-esteem and the importance of self-advocacy
. Learn about problem-solving and the many ways that we can help ourselves to work out our daily living relationship difficulties
. Learn about people’s right to making a complaint and how it needs to work.
Description of the training material
The Trainers Guide provides a ‘Need to Know’ section and ‘step by step guide’ for the trainers for each of the 6 modules/day. These tools come in the form of Power-Point Slides for each module (1-6), incorporating visual aids and mp4s, along with role-play, group work sessions, and open discussions. Participants will also have access to handouts and online interactive materials that will help them to consolidate their learning after each session and to which the Trainer should direct them as part of their own learning and empowerment. This course also incorporates LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® as an OPTIONAL extra for Trainers.
Inside the website interactive and multimedia teaching materials are available for the prevention and contrast of bullying towards youngsters and adults with disabilities, and for the education and support of people with special educational needs and disabilities in the prevention and fight against bullying at school and at work.
In Italy and Ireland, the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the Anti-Bullying Center of the University of Dublin the Lego® Serious Play® constructivist methodology was also tested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSzDMecVgYs&t=37s
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Geraldine Kiernan - geraldine.kiernan[dot]dcu.ie or Annaleda Mazzucato - a.mazzucato[dot]mondodigitale.org