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TITLE OF GOOD PRACTICE:

“Home of children”: Educational material of a program (focused on primary education) for the confrontation of the child aggression

KEYWORDS:

Child aggression, activities, living approach, team building, interaction

GOOD PRACTICE TYPOLOGY:

Training Course for Teachers

WORKING GROUP COORDINATING THE INITIATIVE:

Prevention Institute "Orama" – "Pixida" Team

COUNTRY WHERE IT TOOK PLACE:

Greece

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

DEFINITION OF TARGET GROUP:

Teachers, Students.

DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE:

“Home of children” is an educational material for tackling juvenile aggression in primary education. It consists of twelve thematic sections that are implemented in twelve two hour teaching appointments and is designed to be used by teachers in primary education classes. Initially, the members of the group are getting to know each other while the teachers are setting the foundations of the construction and the rules which will condition it. The home is being built from the children themselves so as to feel it as a familiar, friendly and desirable environment. Activities are attractive and suitable for primary pupils. The thematic sections have continuity which are then developed as the meetings succeed one another. The material focuses on aggression in children, emphasizes the events (the actions and what causes them), refers to a certain extent in adult aggression and to the right of children to recognize it and resist. Through this material, children learn about how to resolve conflicts, accept each other, empathize with each other, respect for the individuality and diversity.

RESULTS:

Through evaluation reports, meetings and questionnaires completed by teachers, it appeared that the interest and participation of students was increased. The sort of activities impressed children. Teachers talk about interaction of pupils, participation, improvement of communication, cooperation and team building. The students expressed their feelings, they wondered about their behaviors and accepted the way that their classmates express themselves.

INDICATORS:

Detection protocol, Teacher training.

EVALUATION:

This program achieves its objectives, namely to recognize students their perceptions about aggression, to learn to face it inside the classroom, to become familiar with the expression of emotions but also to be trained to listen to others. In the implementation of the program is being utilized the living approach and active learning methods. Children shape the environment, the team depending on the experiences and their desires. In this sense can a group be a construction, but however contains many elements of reality since refers to school where there are mostly children who live together, interact, learn and grow. It also provides a context in which children have the opportunity to edit topics of everyday life, which initially may not seem related to the expression of aggression, but are linked deeper with the sort of behaviour which children adopt in everyday situations. pages

COMMENT:

It is very important that the program involved primary education teachers who have been trained in living seminars of “PIXIDA” (Compass) and they are experienced on issues of dynamic team and health education. In the context of a program, those teachers could, with an additional training and support, edit sensitive issues such as aggression. Moreover, teachers during the implementation of the programs participated in supervision and support meetings in “PYXIDA”.

REFERENCES TO OTHER EVALUATION:

Not provided

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

ASPETE

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