Concept by: Ilaria Barbieri
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-centred learning environment. Student-centred methods have been proven to be superior to the traditional teacher-centred approach to education. Student-centred 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-centred approaches, but they will also be able to take away ideas about practical, innovative solution to apply in their classrooms.
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.
The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the requests of the participants, and the trainer delivering the specific session. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance.
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.
- Conclusion and Certificates of Attendance.
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.