Nowadays it’s necessary to update traditional methods of teaching students.
Project-based learning, non-formal education, outdoor education, and ICT are some of the many opportunities that can be integrated with traditional teaching methods.
The new edition of the course “Innovative teaching methods for teachers, school and adult education staff” took place in Tenerife from 04/09/2022 to 10/09/2022.
The participants came from all across Europe, with Rossana Serranò and Valentina Farneti from the school Terzo Circolo, Claudia De Meo and Simona D’Aquilio from IC Albeto Manzi and Valentina Sarlo from Arci Firenze in Italy; Florentina Anca Bodnărescu, Elena Raveca Contiu and Alina Maria Miuță from Scoala Gimnaziala nr. 3 Cisnadi in Romania; Ondřej Horký from Martino IRS in Slovakia; Nélia Fleury from Lycee Polyvalent Europe Robert Schuman in France.
Today there are many tools available that can be used in the school environment. Thanks of this course, our participants could learn how to use outdoor education for personal, social and relational development, get an overview of the trending innovative teaching methods, get acquainted with the key principle of Contextual Learning, practice the most relevant new teaching methods and strategies.
Today there are many tools available that can be used in the school environment.
To begin with the course, we talked about how to foster student motivation, participation and creativity through non-formal, informal and experiential learning activities.
Visual strategies and teambuilding games showed the power of Non-Formal Education. Actually, we explored the Kolb’s experiential learning cycle and the participants learned how it allows to pass from reflection to conceptualization and application, giving the student a proactive role in the process of learning.
The teachers with ICT tool’s help could participated in a special type of treasure hunt and thanks of that they could discover Bologna and deepen the power of Outdoor Education in a very funny form. The Outdoor Education has a lot of advantages like increased motivation and creativity, improved
psychophysical welfare through the contact with the nature and the consequent reduction of the stress.
For the end, we practiced several tools in class about ICT, finding new forms of engagement in the students, evaluate and showcase a lesson. This course helped participants to understand how to work with a more innovative approach in their classes.
On Friday it was so hard to say goodbye. However, our participants left with new knowledge and ideas to apply in their countries with their students.
Discover more about this course here
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