NTU students discuss bullying in Athens

Education students recently travelled from Nottingham to Bokos Institute in Athens to discuss bullying and inclusion in schools with three European Universities.

Education students recently travelled from Nottingham to Bokos Institute in Athens to discuss bullying and inclusion in schools with three European Universities.

The 21 Postgraduate students from Nottingham Trent University took part in an Erasmus Intensive Programme with National and Kapodistrian University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Cyprus.

The focus of the programme was to learn and share information between the students around the subject of inclusive approaches to behaviour management in schools and covered a range of topics including bullying, working with parents, racism, learning difficulties, ADHD and mental health.

Students had the opportunity to complete further work on their Postgraduate Certificate in Behaviour Management alongside learning some basic Greek and found the experience rewarding and informative.

Alongside the study, they enjoyed a range of cultural and social activities, including visiting the Acropolis, a tour of the city and attending an opera.

Students were quoted as saying:

"Amazing sessions, combining theory and practice."
"Very impressive information on bullying. The critical perspective allowed us to think deeply."
"Tutors are so knowledgeable and engaging. Lots of thoughtful discussion in mixed groups."

An Erasmus Intensive Programme is for students and tutors from different European countries to learn together, share international experiences and forge new relationships. It includes intensive academic study over a minimum of ten days, alongside cultural and social activities. NTU was awarded the programme for a bid submitted by Professor Gill Richards in the School of Education and was based on a partnership of universities, led by NTU.

Find out more about NTU's Erasmus and Study Abroad opportunities.

NTU students discuss bullying in Athens

Published on 17 October 2014
  • Category: Nottingham Institute of Education

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