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
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.
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.