The 4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in Schools

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Concept by: Susan Gagliano

Description

Long heralded as key competences for 21st century learners, the ”Four Cs” (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration) are often embraced in theory yet stump educators in practice.

Creativity and Critical Thinking represent inseparable attitudes and abilities for innovation which, contrary to popular belief, CAN be learned, taught and implemented in any classroom.

Communication and Collaboration are fundamental life skills that students can draw from in their everyday experiences at school and shape their ability to live, connect with others and work well in their future. The “Four Cs” strengthen our learners’ ability to find their place – professionally, personally, socially – in today’s fast changing world, while fostering other life-enhancing Cs: curiosity, confidence, caring and cooperation.

This course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge, the know-how and the confidence to incorporate these stimulating skills into their curriculum and school environment. In a true learn-by-doing environment, course participants will gain greater knowledge about what these competences entail and not only how to teach them, but first and foremost how to tap into their own ability to create, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to collaborate well with others.

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Gain a clear understanding of the creative process and experience it first-hand
  • Think critically and get the most out of today’s information overload
  • Experience more effective communication abilities and techniques
  • Broaden collaborative opportunities in the classroom and encourage it in all aspects of the school community
  • Live a truly international team-building experience

Audience

  • Teachers primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools/organisations offering adult education.

Head teacher of School Innovation Courses: Alessandro Pumpo

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Florence

  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020
  • 23-28 November 2020

Next courses in Dublin

  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 10-15 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020
  • 5-10 October 2020

Next courses in Berlin

  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 30 December - 4 January 2020
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020
  • 15-20 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 16-21 November 2020

Next courses in Nice

  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020
  • 31 August - 5 September 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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Reviews about this course

The course was successful as it covered all our needs regarding new techniques and practices that are able to stimulate students’ motivation, cooperation, creativity and critical thinking. All participants enjoyed the warm and productive atmospere of the class thanks to our teacher trainer Robert who was very helpful and ready to inspire us with new ideas on how to become more efficient and productive in our classroom. i recomment this course to every teacher, with no doubt.

Konstantinos Papageorgiou

There were very many ideas that I got from this course and the people in it. But I think that the main takeaway is that activities done “just for fun” might provide the best tools for learning general competences.
I have already had the chance to apply some of the acquired knowledge to my work. We did a teambuilding exercise with a group of students and the reflection process seemed to really get them to think about their roles and teamwork skills

Carolina

Very useful and great organised courses. I really liked the ideas of creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. These ideas I will use in my work and share with my colleagues. Our head trainer Susan Gagliano was an amazing teacher. I am very thankful for your intresting courses.

Daiva Barauskienė

I had a wonderfull week in Florence attending this course “The 4 Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in Schools”. A small group of friends from schools in Europe, so willing to share their experiences, anxieties and thoughts. A great coordinator and trainer, Suzan Galiano, who knows how to inspire and motivate you for the best.

Michael Sfyrakis

The 4Cs Course led by Susan Gagliano is the perfect way how to connect the nice and useful things together. Susan is very pleasant and proffessional lecturer. The lessons are perfectly developed all in critical thinking way that is naturally applied in any step/method she uses. The course involves all we as teachers need in the education of 21st century. It’s fun, motivating, educative, and definitely worth attending… In the end, you want it to happen again ♥️.

Lucie Kuluri

I had a Fantastic week in a fantastic city with the most fantastic and charming teacher Susan Gagliano- very professional trainer. Very well organised, structured course about creative and critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

Julija Dapkuviene

This was the best course I have taken in my entire career. It is completely applicable in terms of contemporary education. I was given what I had expected and hoped for, new educational techniques, which will be immensely appreciated in my professional as well as my personal life. The structure of the course is fabulous, as well as its organization. Ms Susan Gagliano is simply fantastic as a lecturer and trainer.

Tanja Dinic

Serbia
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