Dublin (Irlandia) fascynujące miejsce na doskonalenie języka angielskiego

Educating for the 21st Century: re-imagining our schools for our children's future – APH-Z
Twin English Centre (Alpha College)

This two-week course on Educating for the 21st Century is of significant benefit to teachers and principals at primary and secondary level as well as those working in adult education who are interested in increasing student engagement in their schools and fostering a range of 21st century skills – collaborative problem-solving, IT, critical thinking skills and learner autonomy. This course provides an overview of and a critical framework for assessing current pedagogical developments and aims to equip participants with a toolbox to enhance their own teaching skills across a range of school subjects. Participants have opportunities to share experiences and ideas on current thinking and initiatives with a range of international colleagues.

The aims of this course on Educating for the 21st century are:
- To provide participants with an overview of and a critical framework for assessing pedagogical developments in the 21st century
- To provide participants with a toolbox to enhance their own 21st century skills and those of their students across a range of school subjects
- To provide opportunities to explore 21st century global issues and how these have an impact on our schools and students
- To promote responsible citizenship in our students
- To establish contacts and share information with teachers from a variety of backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals
- To develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills
- To promote awareness of contemporary Ireland
- To produce high-quality learning outcomes for participants thereby re-enforcing the capacity and international scope of their schools

The input sessions are a blend of theory and practice of the latest teaching methodologies using lecture format and practical activities that reflect the methodologies in question in each session. A wide range of topics is covered including: 21st century skills; the evolution of learning and teaching theory; reflective teaching practice; autonomous education; school gardens; modern technology in the classroom; project-based learning, problem-based learning, self-organised learning environments, content and language integrated learning; interculturality; critical thinking skills. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and try out a variety of classroom activities which are matched to their own teaching environments. The morning sessions are complemented and reinforced by a series of afternoon activities where the participants are encouraged to enhance their knowledge of Ireland in a more informal environment outside of the classroom, with a focus on exploiting school trips in their own teaching environments to develop 21st century skills, as well as films on the subjects covered.

This course on Educating for the 21st Century is a two-week course consisting of 40 contact hours plus an extensive cultural programme which is directly linked to the morning sessions. Advice is provided on opportunities for extended Informal Learning and Personal Research related to their course on Saturday and Sunday.

On the final day of the course, the participants engage in a reflection session in which they are encouraged to examine benefits gained from the course and complete a course evaluation form. Participants are encouraged to keep contact via email and private social networking. Regular follow-up contact is made with the participants after completion of the course. The Alpha trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.

1) Monday
- Introduction and Needs Analysis
- Theory and methodology in modern education. Digital Portfolio
- Orientation tour of Dublin
2) Tuesday
- 21st century skills – much more than just technological skills
- Reflective teaching practice
- Visit to the National Museum
3) Wednesday
- Challenges of CLIL
- Concepts of Autonomous Education
- Film: The Finland Phenomenon
4) Thursday
- School Gardens, Sustainability and Permaculture
- Airfield Estate
5) Friday
- Issues in ELT
- Promotin Responsible Citizienship
- Visit to the Botanic Gardens


6) Monday
- The importance of Interculturality
- Project Based Learning (part 1)
- Visit to the Chester Beatty Library
7) Tuesday
- Technology for Teachers
- Project Based Learning (part 2)
- Film: Schoolong the world
8) Wednesday
- Becoming a More Autonomous Teacher
- Technilogy for Learners
- Visit to the National Gallery
9) Thursday
- Promoting critical thinking skills
- ICT in the Clasroom/Presentations
- Visit to the Whiskey Distillery
10) Friday
- Forum
- Feedback and Review Session. Establishment of base and guidelines for future contact and networking

Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:

city tour/walk, conversation practice, cultural activities, film evenings, guided walks, international evenings, museum visits, orientation tour, pub and restaurant evenings, theme workshops

Guinness Storehouse *, Jameson Distillery *, National Archaeology museum, National History museum, National Gallery, Glendalough *, Trim and Tara *, Boyne Valley *, Trinity College *, Croke Park, Kilkenny *, Bray Head

* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne



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