The Training

Training is been designed by Universal Learning System (ULS) to be highly interactive, workshop structured and outcome driven.
In details, during the training mobility, the ULS has focused on three topics, as follows:

a) How to design a teaching vertical modules
HOW: on-site role play activities and discussion group about methodology learned

b) Innovative teaching methodologies (e.g.: project-based learning, cooperative learning, peer teaching, peer tutoring, mentoring, learning by doing, flipped classroom; peer observation; etc.).
HOW: on-site role play activities and discussion group about methodology learned

c) Overview of pedagogical best practice for what concern the prevention of cyber bullying in a European context
HOW: analysis and evaluation about information collected and future ideas through discussion group.

The main objective: The implementation of first short training event in Dublin was to enable teachers to engage with the latest research findings and identified issues around cyber-bullying phenomenon.

The participants has been encouraged to share in confidence their own experiences, insights and feelings. The nature of bullying and harassment has been explored with clear reference to research findings carried out (IO.1.1) . The legal and ethical dimensions has been outlined. Relationship to disruptive classroom behavior, overt and covert racism, sexual harassment, victimization and targeting will be followed up intensively.

The Cerimony

The interactive platform

Teachers worked through a selection of activities using Edmodo Platform based on the concepts of vertical learning and focusing on:

• What cyberbullying is

• Who is affected by cyberbullying  

• How cyberbullying is conducted by young people

• Understanding linkage between direct bullying and cyberbullying

• Profile of perpetrators

• Profile of typical targets

• Understanding the factors that create a cyberbullying climate

• Understanding the effects of being cyberbullied

• Longer-term consequences and outcomes of conducting cyberbullying