Preventing school drop-out and dealing with school refusal

Online Course

This course gives basic information about the reasons why someone is refusing to go to school and how teachers can recognize the warning signs. It also introduces some effective strategies to deal with school refusal. This course is best suited for educators in elementary and secondary levels. However, all the motivational actions can quite easily be applied to higher levels too.

Skills you gain

Be aware of the causes behind the school absences.

Recognize the warning signs of dropping out of school.

Get concrete strategies to deal with school refusal and prevent school drop-out.


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4 hours

Piia Tynkkynen

37,20 €

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Preventing school drop-out and dealing with school refusal

37,20 €

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  • Educators
  • English

There are many reasons for school refusal and dropping out. After recognizing the issues facing students at risk of dropping out, the fundamental question becomes, what can be done to keep them in school and how to strengthen their motivation?

In Finland, teachers use positive, proactive, and problem-solving strategies when dealing with chronic school absences. It is very important that teachers recognize and react at an early stage so that pupils’ absences have not caused larger damage to one’s studies. However, punitive strategies are seen as ineffective or harmful when dealing with school refusal or preventing school drop-out.

This course is produced by Learning Scoop.

How to pass? 

The course is offered as a self-study online course. The course is asynchronous and can be completed at the participant’s own pace during 6 months. 

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  1. Click on the Add to Cart button.
  2. Pay for the Course according to the online store instructions.
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  4. Go to your Edufication Learner Profile and proceed to the Claned learning platform, take the Course within 6 months and enjoy learning new.

About the instructor

Piia Tynkkynen

Piia Tynkkynen, Master of Special Education. Piia works as a Special Education teacher in a lower secondary school in Finland. She helps students who have learning difficulties, mental health problems, or motivational challenges.

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