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Online course: Working with Third Culture Kids (TCKs)

Option 1: Online — 26 Jul 2020 — 6 Aug 2020

Option 2: Online — 26 Jul 2020 — 1 Aug 2020

Essential pre-field training for anyone working with Third Culture Kids

Good preparation is essential to a successful experience for teachers, house parents, family tutors, other missionary kid (MK) staff and, most importantly, our children.

This training course is currently one of just three inter-mission pre-field orientation (PFO) courses around the world.

Families are welcome.

Course outline

  • Introduction to Third Culture Kids (TCK's) and the reason for working with TCKs
  • Working in an international school, and in cross-cultural and generational teams
  • Child protection
  • International and Christian education
  • Special educational needs
  • Specific seminars for teachers, teaching assistants, family tutors, and boarding parents
  • The distinct needs of Asian and Latin American TCKs
  • English language learning and the TCK’s mother tongue

Speakers from WEC and other agencies will take some online seminars, and we will draw on the experiences of MK staff and MKs themselves.

The teaching sessions will take place online - details to come.

Course dates

Choose from one of two options.

Option 1: 26 July to 6 August 2020

For all staff with a role in a dorm or boarding home, plus all with a teaching role who do not have a teaching qualification.

  • Online time via Zoom TBC.

Option 2: 26 July to 1 August 2020

For all qualified teachers, plus non-teaching staff who will not have a dorm or boarding home role.

  • Online time via Zoom TBC.

Course hosts

Steve and Gill are the WEC International MK Consultants and your hosts. They worked for a number of years at Bourofaye Christian School in Senegal, West Africa.

To book

To find out more about this course or to book a place please email Steve and Gill.

When & Where

  • Option 1: Online

    Calendar Icon 26 July 2020, 10:00 — 6 August 2020, 17:00
    Marker Icon ONLINE (Times TBC)
  • Option 2: Online

    Calendar Icon 26 July 2020, 10:00 — 1 August 2020, 17:00
    Marker Icon ONLINE
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