Design the positive: positive thinking, positive communication and positive school spaces

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Description

The course has been designed to fulfill the increasing need and interest in the topic, that was shown by teachers attending our Erasmus+ courses. Here, the necessity of a practical course, designed in a workshop-formula, where, besides theoretical introductions, teachers will experiment in first person exercises and create projects to enhance a positive approach to school and education in general.

We will learn how to enhance positive thinking, reducing negative self-talk, personalizing and catastrophisizing, practicing gratitude, humor and mindfulness, and learning the importance of praising ourselves. We will learn how to practice positive communication with ourselves, our students and colleagues, learning how to convert a negative, disruptive, un-effective communication in a virtuous circle of positive relationships, referring also to graphic design as a positive visual communication tool. We will then expand to the surrounding environment, the school, to learn about the importance of positive design, architecture, decoration in and outside the classroom, inspired by design psychology principles and driven by the peculiarity of each country and case.

Participants will be involved in an active learning process, also focusing on personal experience and self-reflection, combining cognitive and emotional elements to make the learning process easier and ensure long-lasting retention of new knowledge.

Guided city tours and an excursion will also be part of the programme. 

Find out our upcoming confirmed courses here.

Target audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Details, locations and dates

  • Price: 478€
  • Activities included: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one city guided tour and one full day excursion.
  • Lessons are from Monday to Friday, if not stated otherwise.

Next courses in Florence

  • 4-9 March 2019
  • 1-6 April 2019
  • 6-11 May 2019
  • 3-8 June 2019
  • 1-6 July 2019
  • 5-10 August 2019
  • 2-7 September 2019
  • 7-12 October 2019
  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 11-16 March 2019
  • 8-13 April 2019
  • 13-18 May 2019
  • 10-15 June 2019
  • 8-13 July 2019
  • 12-17 August 2019
  • 9-14 September 2019
  • 14-19 October 2019
  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Our courses are designed to fit the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, but are available also for teachers from all non EU countries.

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