Student-Centered Classroom: Teachers as Promoters of Active Learning

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Student-centered Classroom: teachers as promoters of active learning


  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • Standard Price: 540 €
  • Early Bird: 480 € if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines


This course has been created for teachers who want to learn more about managing an effective and up-to-date classroom that encourages participation and engaged learning using the latest techniques.

Through interactive activities, participants will learn how to promote a student-centered learning environment. Student-centered methods have been proven to be superior to the traditional teacher-centered approach to education. Student-centered methods sustain both students’ autonomy and cooperation. They also facilitate short and long-term memory, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, and motivation. 

By the end of the course, participants will not only have acquired more knowledge about student-centered approaches, but they will also be able to take away ideas about practical, innovative solutions to apply in their classrooms.

Concept by: Ilaria Barbieri

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Choose practical solutions to encourage students to solve problems, formulate complex questions, debate, explain and brainstorm during class;
  • Manage and evaluate team-work while students are involved in cooperative projects and problem-solving tasks;
  • Support students in facing challenges and in learning by doing;
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills about new methods such as: the Flipped Classroom, Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Case-Based Instruction, Discovery Learning.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Going back to the individual, supporting cooperation and responsibility.
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Teaching styles

  • Differentiated Teaching and Effective Learning; 
  • Student pre-assessment and needs analysis.

Day 3 – How to involve students

  • Solutions, strategies and methods to involve students.

Day 4 – How to evaluate students

  • Evaluating students: teacher-, peer- and auto-assessment;
  • Providing feedback, rubrics and portfolios.

Day 5 – Implementing motivation

  • Motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic; 
  • Integrating motivating task into your lessons serious games. 

Day 6 – Course Closure & Excursion

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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Reviews about this course

What I enjoyed most during the course was the interaction with teachers from other countries.
The trainer created the opportunity to work in pairs or in small groups, to introduce our schools which allowed us to get to know each other
better. The management was high-level. I have broadened my understanding and approach Italy, culture, local history, traditions, and art.

Vilma Petkiene


The course was very interesting, especially because the course participants were eager to work together, exchange best practices, share different points of view and tackle positive
and critical aspects when applying new methodologies with students. We had the opportunity to experience activities related
to the content of the course, always supported
by a very professional and nice teacher trainer!

Attilio Galimberti

The course has been of great help because we have practiced different methodologies to make students be the center of the learning process. We have shared our teaching practices and knowledge of the cooperative methods with other colleagues from Europe. The teacher has been very helpful and has created a really nice atmosphere of work and creativity between the participants.

María José Gallardo

Thanks to this course I have learned different methodologies in the student’s centered classroom and used apps to improve my teaching practise with success. The teacher has helped us and has made the lessons easy and motivating, creating a nice atmosphere of cooperation among all the participants.

Yusta Gracia Jiménez

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