Renaissance meets contemporary: street art tour in Florence

Florence is considered by many academics the birthplace of Renaissance, and is still wonderfully preserved as a Renaissance city, with his art and architecture that remain unique treasures.
Renaissance literally means “rebirth” and, if we have look outside the museum’s walls and toward the tiny streets called vie or vicoli, we can feel a sense of vibrancy. It is the city’s contemporary art scene.

7 Steps to fund your Erasmus+ KA1 Course

The key to getting ahead is getting started! Don’t worry if you don’t know the steps to complete and submit the Erasmus+ KA1 Course Application Form. All these procedures and formal requirements might seem confusing, here you can find the guide that will help you throughout the process!
If you are you are looking for learning opportunities available to staff working in education, then Erasmus+ programmes might just be perfect solutions for you.

Developing Resilience for the Challenges of School – and Life

Resilience is the superpower that we develop when we can look at life’s challenges, at our mistakes and even traumas, accept them and see them as steps towards our growth. We are resilient every time we fall and get back up on our feet. We express resilience when we view our challenges as temporary, as a teaching moment, as a guide to discovering another way. We demonstrate resilience when we experience trauma and accept our pain – yet not let it define who we are.

Education Beyond our Borders

Ilaria Barbieri, from a small village next to Lake Garda, drifted towards other harbours to get a degree in Social Psychology and a Masters in “Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners”. Ilaria has carried out research across the UK, Spain, and France, worked in public schools, dived into the fields of group psychology, sociolinguistics, anthropology, video making and…landed at Europass Teacher Academy in 2015.

SCAMPER Technique for Creative Thinkers

Creative thinking and problem-solving are essential parts of the learning process to turn ideas into innovation to open creativity. A successful methods used in creative thinking is the SCAMPER technique.

New technologies means new opportunities

Iacopo Falciani, Teacher Trainer at Europass for ICT courses -Iacopo was born in Florence and he focused his education on ancient history and classical philology. He later became a social science teacher, with a huge passion for geography and technology. Upon concluding a Master’s degree in teacher education from the University of Florence, Iacopo taught social sciences for two years, in Italy and Spain, and then worked as a volunteer teaching Italian to immigrants.

Lights, Camera, Action! Teaching with Drama in Education

This summer TESOL Drama had the opportunity to collaborate with Europass Teacher Academy in Florence, to design and teach our new Professional Development Drama Workshops tailored to Erasmus Plus and K-Adult teachers. Here is an interview with the organizers: Marisol Santana and José Angel Santana.

“Job Shadowing” with Emilia Valkonen

Emilia Valkonen, from Lappeenranta (Finland), does educational management and development, finance and project management, human resource management and networking at the Adult Education Centre of South Karelia (EKKO). We share her interview about the Job Shadowing experience with Erasmus Plus at Europass Teacher Academy last July.

Back to top