Student-Centered Classroom: Teachers as Promoters of Active Learning

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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.

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 teamwork 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, and 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 tasks into your lessons serious games. 

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

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

Confirmed Sessions

Starting DateCityStatusEnrol
3 April 2023FlorenceConfirmedBook »
24 April 2023AmsterdamFully Booked
26 June 2023AmsterdamConfirmedBook »
3 July 2023FlorenceConfirmedBook »
17 July 2023DublinConfirmedBook »
24 July 2023AmsterdamConfirmedBook »

All Available Dates

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Price*: 480€


Price*: 480€


Price*: 580€


Price*: 480€


Price*: 480€


Price*: 480€

Reviews about this course

Vilma Petkienefrom Lithuania
5 stars

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.

Attilio Galimbertifrom Berlin
5 stars

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!

María José Gallardofrom Berlin
5 stars

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.

Yusta Gracia Jiménezfrom Berlin
5 stars

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.

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