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.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.
If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.
The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.