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E-Learning Training Courses on Multicultural Education: An Example from Greece

E-Learning Training Courses on Multicultural Education: An Example from Greece
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Author(s): Catherine Dimitriadou (University of Western Macedonia, Greece), Nektaria Palaiologou (University of Western Macedonia, Greece) and Eirini Nari (Platon School, Greece)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 15
Source title: Curriculum Design and Classroom Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8246-7.ch071

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Abstract

The implementation of the blended learning model is one of the most flexible and effective ways to organize teacher training courses since it combines contact learning and distance learning. Furthermore, differentiated instruction is the solution of Modern Didactics to the teachers' needs concerning their response to the challenges of the multicultural school. In this chapter, a teacher training seminar combining cultural diversity issues with e-learning methods is presented. The participant teachers were asked to use posters illustrating human and citizenship rights issues in order to create teaching scenarios promoting Multicultural Education. Thus, they were expected both to meet the challenges of differentiated instruction and to be familiar with e-learning approaches. The study points out the significance of the practice of education when developed within e-learning environments, a method which enables the production of collective practice-based knowledge. The authors' main aim is to highlight the importance of the usage of media tools in an e-learning training course.

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