Multisensory Learning

ERASMUS+ KA1 for teachers and adult education professionals

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A multisensory learning environment increases the learners’ motivation, attention and power of concentration, empowers memory and creativity, the communication abilities, helps them establish interpersonal relationships and generates a state of calm and well being. This should be a reason for teachers/ trainers to explore the multisensory natural and virtual learning environments for a better use of the the learners’ full learning potential.

Issues

Multisensory learning, outdoors education, ICT (virtual interactive multisensory environment), sensory perception development, personal development, Sensory Integration therapy for SEN, self-knowledge, personal skills, interpersonal skills, creativity, experiential methodology, motivation and self-motivation, didactic research

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Main goal

The teachers/ trainers will find new ways to integrate the natural and virtual multisensory environment in the learning process thus using the full learning potential of their learners and increasing their learning performance.

Objectives

The participants will:

Gain a deeper knowledge of multisensory learning in natural and virtual environments


Learn and experience creative methods, exercises, learning activities and tools (including Sensory Integration therapy for SEN) to be applied in the multisensory learning field, both in natural and in virtual environments


Design a a personal/ organizational in the multisensory learning field for the learners


Develop an intercultural dialogue

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

Sessions

Confirmed course. Portugal, Sintra & Lisbon, 24 - 30 July 2017

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Confirmed course. Spain, Sevilla, 15-21 August 2018

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Programme (7 days without travel, 42 hours)

Arrival day


Day 1: Ice breakers, knowing each other, presentation of the schools/ organizations. Sharing prior experience in multisensory learning.

Exploring the multisensory learning environment. Theory and action. Multisensory learning environment and multiple intelligences – points of view (Gardner, Goleman, Zohar).

Senses Club game

Intercultural evening.

Day 2: Research day. Designing a Multisensory Personal Map. Learning activity run by the trainers

Lets be creative! Designing learning activities (trainees – workshop)

Sensory Integration Therapy for SEN

Day 3: Outdoors environment and multisensory. Deci&Ryan - self-determination theory and intrinsic motivation. Maslow and the self-actualization theory. Methodology and exercises for developing personal skills in a natural multisensory environment. Educational games as solutions to communicate and learn in a multisensory natural environment.

Day 4: Let’s sense virtual! Introducing the participants in a virtual interactive multisensory environment

Presenting the hardware and software solutions for projecting a virtual multisensory environment indoors/ outdoors

Day 5: Virtual multisensory interactive environment – didactical applications I: presentation of the film of a learning activity

Virtual multisensory interactive environment – didactical applications II: creating learning activities integrating a virtual multisensory interactive environment (planning, teaching, assessment solutions)

Day 6: Synesthesia Day: multisensory learning methods and activities.

Outdoors indoors. Finding original solutions to simulate the outdoors environment indoors

Day 7: Methodology, exercises and tools for developing a personal/ organizational strategy for implementing the multisensory learning environment in schools/ NGOs.

Conclusions.

Synesthetic evaluation of the course. Certification. Farewell party


Departure day

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Methodology

The methodology will be experiential, based on workshops, seminars, role play, brainstorming, learning games. The basic technique will be doing – reflection upon doing. The multisensory natural environment will be explored by outdoors activities. The virtual interactive multisensory environment will involve indoors ICT activities.

Certification

Europass

Certificate of Attendance including description of the course content and time input

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Financial conditions

The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day), 490 euro for a 7 days course (without travel)


You will be hosted in very elegants hotels, in perfect conditions, at a very good price.


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


IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE COURSE WITHOUT HAVING A EU GRANT, THE COURSE FEE IS 140 EURO.

And...

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, arvissolutions@yahoo.com

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Our training center - ARVIS (AR Vocational and Investment Solutions)

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

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