"Newcomers and Nationalism": Exploring the challenges of belonging in Europe
This "Newcomers and Nationalism" interactive open online course invites refugee and non-refugee students from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to learn together in an interactive, online classroom.
Students of this intercultural exchange will explore belonging from the perspectives of newcomers in Europe and those that are moving towards a more nationalistic and anti-European sentiment. Asking: What attracts newcomers to Europe? What makes others want to move away from the European Union?
The format includes providing expert content; enabling the facilitated exchange of ideas and perspectives in a video-conference room; and participating in an interactive assignment that brings the online experience to the offline reality of the students who develop transversal skills such as self-esteem, curiosity and cross-cultural communication skills. Students will be awarded Erasmus+ digital Badges highlighting the skills achieved.
The programme takes 10 weeks and starts 1st October 2018. If you are interested to offer this programme to your students please fill out our expression of interest as soon as possible.
By partnering with universities and other stakeholders, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange complements existing MOOCs with a virtual exchange component in order to strengthen intercultural learning and dialogue within these courses.
Through the Interactive Open Online Course “Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation”, students will learn the functions of dialogue and virtual exchange; identify key principles and components of facilitation; and learn basic skills and approaches to successfully facilitate online dialogues.
The Refugees in Europe course brings together refugee and non-refugee students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to follow one course together online. There will be several opportunities for Interactive Open Online Courses over the next several months.