Conflict Management in Schools
To live in society requires to successfully conduct oneself through the daily conflicts and challenges of life. A school’s primary function is to prepare students, teachers and parents to adapt and overcome the challenges and struggles of a world full of rapid changes and interpersonal conflicts, contributing to the individual’s development process.
Conflict cannot and will not cease to exist, as it is intrinsic to human behaviour and an integral part of moral and emotional growth. Therefore, conflict is present in all schools. It is important to face conflict and resolve it with skills to manage it properly and constructively, establish cooperative relationships, and produce integrative solutions. Harmony and appreciation should coexist in a classroom environment and conflict should not interfere, negatively, in the teaching and learning process.
Each school has a micro-level society, in which relationships are primarily defined based on relative hierarchical positions, and yet, these are dynamic, constantly reflecting changes. Since school environments are different, in order to deal with conflicts inside the school’s micro-society teachers need to find approaches that help them understand the circumstances more effectively, identify which strategies better apply to the conflict and make better use of their strengths and weaknesses. The teacher has a central role to play as far as school conflict is concerned and to successfully handle conflict and pass on that knowledge to students, the teacher must seek to learn the know-how embedded in conflict management theories, apply it to each situation and understand the rationale behind the various conflict management spectrums. Especially, as it pertains to the school precinct and classroom learning environments.
Course Duration and Costs
All costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.
For a 6-day course, Learning Together charges 580 euros per participant (A+B).
For our 6-day course, the course fee is 480 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (6-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR / day / person.
The course fee for our 2022 courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.
Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).
This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.
In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according project type (job-sadowing, long-term,…).
- Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Porto;
- Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
- Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridges River Cruise;
- Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.
The course aims to bring a clement environmental condition for effective learning and teaching to take place, helping to establish and maintain peaceful and harmonious co-existence between the school’s human resources.
- Bring integrity to the school, paint it in a positive image in the larger society and then rightly position and re-position it in the committee of schools;
- Contribute to the school’s aggregate productivity improvement;
- Lead to the rise in the demand for the school’s products and services;
- Accentuate the level of peaceful and harmonious co-existence between the school community;
- Restore and maintain peace and tranquillity in the school;
- Give the school the requisite disposition to meet up with its social corporate responsibility.