Animate your class!

ERASMUS+ KA1 for teachers and adult education professionals

Animate your class! - Creative methodology to develop active learning

"My students don't talk!" is a frequent teachers' complaint. We don't always know why. Maybe they are not interested and bored. Maybe they don't know how to verbalize their knowledge. Maybe they have psychological problems. It is the teachers' professional and moral duty to discover the causes of their "silence" and come with effective and attractive solutions for activating the sudents' behaviour.

Issues

Experiential methodology, active learning (4mat, flipped methodology, art and drama exercises and others), problem-based learning, emotional intelligence, creativity, psychology in education, group dynamics, team work, coping with failure, communication skills, motivation and self-motivation, personal development, early school leaving, well-being

Target groups

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, parents, other interested persons.

Main goal

The course Animate your class! Creative methodology to develop active learning aims to empower teachers/ trainers with an effective methodology so as to be able to defeat the students' fears, passiveness and silence and help them become active in the classroom.

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Objectives

To identify the causes of passiveness and find solutions to eliminate them

To explore psychological and didactic strategies to activate the learners for regular and special educational system

To improve the interpersonal relationships and manage the groups dynamics in the classroom/ social environment

To learn to cope with the fear of failure

To improve the learners’ learning and communication skills

To learn and experience a set of creative methods and tools to be applied in order to create a state of well-being

To develop an intercultural dialogue

Programme (5 days without travel, 30 hours)

Arrival day


Day 1: Ice breakers, knowing each other. Sharing prior experience in learners’ “silence” and in active learning

Exploring the active learning field. Emotional intelligence. Eduard de Bono’s theories and applications in the teaching/ training field

Intercultural evening.

Day 2: Psychological causes of passiveness. Alternative psychological solutions (methods, exercises) to ameliorate the students’ passive/ negative behavior.

Day 3: Pedagogical and social causes. Alternative educational solutions. Problem-based learning. Creative and attractive teaching methods to activate the students’ behavior: 4mat, flipped methodology, art and drama exercises. Groups dynamic, teamwork. Individual treatment of students.

Day 4: Cultural and educational day. Visiting the city and getting to know the history of the place. Outdoors activities on the way as a means of building inner safety and active behavior.

Day 5: Fear. Values and fear. Motivation, self-motivation and fear. Skills needed to cope with fear (learning skills, personal skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills). Creative methodology for coping with fear. "Don't be afraid to be wrong!" methods and exercises

Conclusions.

Evaluation of the course. Certification. Farewell party.


Departure day

Confirmed course. Session 1. Granada, Spain, 21-25 August 2017

Still available places.
Please register HERE!

Session 2. Sevilla, Spain, 30 July-3 August 2018. Pre-registration for the 2017 round.

Please register HERE!

Methodology

The methodology will be experiential, based on workshops, seminars, role play, learning games. The basic technique will be doing – reflection upon doing. There will be lots of outdoors activities.

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Financial conditions

The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day), 350 euro for a 5 days course


You will be hosted in very elegants hotels, in perfect conditions, at a very good price, or you can make your own arrangements.


ALL EXPENSES (COURSE FEE, TRAVEL, ACCOMODATION, MEALS) ARE 100% COVERED BY THE ERASMUS+ GRANT


IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THE COURSE WITHOUT HAVING A EU GRANT, THE COURSE FEE IS 100 EURO.

Certification

Europass

Certificate of Attendance including description of training content and time input

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For groups larger than 6 persons, we can adjust the course so as to perfectly fit your project objectives.


We offer free consultancy for writing the application form for our patners (for groups larger than 8 persons).


For further details and registration, contact Anca Vieriu, president of ARVIS and the course coordinator, arvissolutions@yahoo.com

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Our training center: AR Vocational and Investment Solutions - ARVIS

ARVIS is a non-profit association which offers training and consultancy in different fields of the educational area: Psychology in education, outdoors education, media education, communication, time management, ICT, ecotourism, English learning and teaching among many others.

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