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December 2018

Dissemination event in Berlin

A dissemination and kick-off conference “Newcomer at primary school? Social learning in the classroom and all-day in primary schools“ was held by SPI Forschung on 14 November 2018 in cooperation with the Judith-Kerr Grundschule (Europe schools Berlin, conference host) and the Regional Further Training Unit (Verbund 3) of the Berlin senate for education, youth and family.

Participants from six Berlin schools, the school supervision unit, the regional further training unit and the school psychology and inclusion counselling centre from city district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf discussed together with the yMIND partners the project core themes: social learning, bullying and violence prevention, gender and gender equality as well as diversity and respect in school.

The main product, the booklet “Drop the label” was launched, two teachers who were engaged in piloting of Good Practice I delivered insights into the practical implementation of the diversity training model. The external evaluator Colin Isham offered an input: “yMIND – an evidence-based approach”

At same time the upscaling of yMIND in Berlin schools was kicked-off. A module-based training course for primary school teachers and educators (school tandems) starting on 23th January 2019 was announced. The training course is supported and certified by the regional further training unit of Berlin senate, registration is open:

Final international partner meeting in Berlin

Between 13th and 15th November 2018 SPI Forschung hosted the fifth yMIND partner meeting. The project external evaluator presented the evaluation results. Based on them Seven Case Studies drafted by Colin Isham, featuring various facets of the two yMIND Good Practice models’ implementation in the four countries, along with successes and lessons learned were discussed by all partners.

The case studies can be downloaded as a stand-alone evidence document here.

Coming soon is the concerted version of all seven case studies compiled in the final outcome brochure of yMIND.

Stay tuned!