The phenomenon of school violence is not limited to Israel, but a challenge every modern society faces. Therefore, we cooperate with international research institutions. One of our first and foremost goals is to share the effective and innovative prevention and intervention methods we have developed in all the years of work in this sector. This is why we are establishing partnerships abroad in order to reach educational professionals worldwide.
Seminars for teachers, social workers and other professionals in the educational sector in other countries have become a permanent component of our work. In cooperation with universities and other institutions, we hold three-day seminars in which students and educators can learn the Matzmichim (Uplifters) methodology and gain first-hand experiences in its application in a safe space. The techniques we provide them with enhance their current and future pegagogical work in a meaningful way.
Seminars for students in Germany are an integral part of our work. We offer three-day seminars for future teachers and social workers in several educational institutions in Germany. In these seminars they can learn about our philosophy, tools and methods. They also have the possibility to try them on their own within the group setting.
Several times a year Yony Tsouna, the CEO of Matzmichim, or one of our trainers travels to Germany to hold his lecture titled “From Aggressive Leadership to Uplifter Children in Classrooms” in combination with a practical approach our workshop methods.
In Germany, we collaborate with the following universities:
Matzmichim (Uplifters) also offers advanced training seminars for teachers and social workers in the field of violence prevention and peace education. The seminar teaches content, methods and exercises which are used by Matzmichim (Uplifters) working with children and youth. The following topics are part of the seminar “From Aggressive Leadership to Uplifter Children in Classrooms”:
Our workshop in Luxembourg was prepared for expert staff working in the youth-at-risk sector. The participants got a theoretical introduction to the scientific background and pedagogic approach that Matzmichim (Uplifters) is based on as well as the opportunity to try the methodology during the workshop. This enables them to implement the methods in their own working environment more easily. Working with this group of people was a pleasure for us and we really enjoyed the seminar with motivated and talented pedagogical staff!
In February 2017 five Matzmichim workshops took place in the context of an International Week at the “VIVES University College” with over 12,000 students. Students, lecturers, and professors as well as other university staff attended the seminars. These workshops enabled a huge amount of professional exchange. We were really pleased to get the chance to be a part of the “International Week” and to share the philosophy, methods, and tools of Matzmichim in Belgium.
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