A practical seminar "Relevant aspects of Policultural Education among students of vocational training. Formation of tolerant behavior towards refugees" took place today on the basis of the Republican Institute of Professional Education (RIPE). The event was organized jointly by UNHCR Belarus, INA "Evolutio" and RIPE.
The arrangement became the first in a row of events aimed at formation of tolerant behaviour towards refugees among specialists of vocational education. Apart from receiving information on terminological and methodological aspects in the area of refugees and policultural education, within the practical part of the seminar participants got opportunity to develop a plan-scenario of the educational hour on formation of tolerant attitude towards refugees. It is planned that elaborated materials will be useful in the specialists' practical activity. Participants of the event also had a chance to see the documentary "Refugees in Belarus" made by INA "Evolutio" in 2010. Emotional component of the film left noone indifferent to the problem. Among the hand-out materials psychologists and pedagogues of vocational training received CDs with methodological recommendations on conducting an educational hour on formation of tolerant attitude towards refugees.