This course consist of two courses, which focus on new educational approaches. The first one will be a course named "The child first: Montessori, Reggio Emilia System and contemporary approaches to pre-school education", while the second "The Finnish Approach: student centered and cross-curricular teaching ".
1) The child first: Montessori, Reggio Emilia System and contemporary approaches to pre-school education
This is a 1-week Teacher Training Course. During this course participants, will discover the most relevant educational approaches for children that emerged in Europe from the 20th century onwards. Waldorf (Steiner) education, the Montessori Method and Loris Malaguzzi’s Reggio Emilia approach will be discussed in an interactive way. This will include comparing the different theories and involving participants in an active reflection about their way of teaching and the importance of the child being the protagonist of his/her development. A part of the course will be dedicated to Bruno Munari’s method “Playing with Art”. A short introduction about the alternative Catalan non-directive education panorama will also be included, as well as an overview on Positive Education and Positive Psychology.
The outcome of all this is the activation of a thought-provoking learning process. Participants will practice critical and creative thinking skills, inspired by the alternative methods mentioned above. Independence, freedom, creativity, child-centered, respect, global development are the keywords of the course. At the end, participants will have the chance to create a project for their school that incorporates the knowledge acquired, following a Design Thinking process..
2) The Finnish Approach: student centered and cross-curricular teaching
This is a 1-week Erasmus+ Teacher Training course about the Finnish school national curriculum. The course has been created for teachers, and other school staff members, interested in promoting student centered learning and cross-curricular teaching in their work, also with the support of ICT solutions. The course frame has been designed based on the Finnish national curriculum which is highly known for its good results. The course trainers come from Finland and have versatile, hands-on experiences. They can provide examples on how to organize school work from an innovative perspective.
The course aims to give practical ideas on how to be student-centered educators, as well as to manage interdisciplinarity and the use of ICT in everyday teaching. The core of this course is exploring how we can make students more motivated and interested in learning.
During the course participants dig deeper into the following topics following the Finnish model: how to activate and inspire students and place them into the center of the learning process; how to break the barriers between the school subjects; how school can foster the development of students higher order competences; how ICT can be an asset for teachers in all this. During the course the use of ICT will be explored from different perspectives: a tool for learning, teaching, evaluating and collaborating.
By the end of the course participants will have acquired a great deal of knowledge on the Finnish way of teaching, as well as insights in the use of ICT to promote students’ active learning and 360 degrees growth.
- Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
- Teacher trainers;
- Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
- Headteachers; principals; managers of schools/organisations offering adult education;
- Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation.
Cultural activities included: 2 Florence Guided Tours and 1 day Tuscan Excursion (usually on Saturday).
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
cycling *, mountain biking *, tennis *, tango milonga *
art and craft workshops, bicycle tours *, boat cruises *, city tour/walk, cooking lessons *, country walk/trekking, guided city tours, guided museum tours *, guided walks, joga, museum visits *, orientation tour, walking tour, hiking tours
Pisa *, Chianti *, Venice *, Cinque Terre *, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo *, Medici Villas *
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne