StandOutEdu

Death Education

Good Practice

ABOUT

The value of Death Education in schools is to enable pupils to recognize and cope with loss and grief, to become more aware of their mortality, and to fully embrace their lives. Death Education provides pupils with opportunities to explore the subject of death and loss both intellectually and affectively, to examine how culture and diversity affect understanding of death and loss, and to delve into the moral, religious, spiritual, and ethical issues involved in death and loss.

The seminar aims to provide teachers with educational tools through which they can discuss issues of loss and grief with pupils in a school setting. The purpose of this seminar is twofold: to give opportunities of experiential approach to proposed lesson plans and to theoretically frame the area of Death Education. The proposed educational tools will be based mainly on children’s books and films as well as on independent activities which can be spread throughout the school year.

Indicative Training Program (Day by Day)

Day 1

Death Education – Necessity and New Perspectives: Theoretical Framework for Death Education – Purpose, Objectives and Approach through Children’s Literature. Workshop based on specific children’s books.

Day 2

Theoretical framework of the concepts of loss and grief: A brief view of Philosophy, Religions, Psychology, Sociology and Pedagogy around issues related to the discussion of death. Educational approach through specific children’s books and cartoons

Day 4

Integrating the concepts of loss and grief in discussion with pupils through a children’s book written for this purpose – Workshop. Critically discuss the children’s book proposed educational approach.

Day 3

Ways to implement lessons in the classroom focusing on the importance of memories: Discussion of relevant research results - challenges and dilemmas of teachers who implement these lessons in their classroom. Approaching the importance of memories through a children’s book and a short film

Day 5

Children’s grief – Lessons from lions* and dinosaurs: Reflective discussion about what we need to know about children's grief - and grief in general - as a life experience. (*Based on Greg Adams' proposal "Lessons from Lions")

NOTE: Dates and Program may be subject to change

DATES

NOTE:
If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group,  send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

Course Packages

€860
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Accommodation €480
        • Hotel* room (5 days – 4 nights)
        • Hotel breakfast buffet
        • Hotel complimentary beverages and snacks (24/7)
        • All lunches**
        • Everyday transportation*** to the course venues

*The hotel is 2-stars. However, with all it offers is definitely the best value for money.


** Dinners are not included in the package because some participants choose not to follow our night-outs.


*** Transportation airport-hotel-airport is not included because it is refunded by your organization.

€430
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Lunches €50
        • The lunches are delivered and served in our organization’s premises
€380
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance