Don't worry if captivating and inspiring students seems challenging, for the world of education holds a wealth of creative approaches to ignite their curiosity and enhance their learning adventure. With the help of various studies and research, we now have a plenty of tools to enliven the school atmosphere.
The new edition of the course “Innovative teaching methods for teachers, school and adult education staff” took place in Tenerife from 23/07/2023 to 29/07/2023. The participants came from all across Europe, with Vincenzo from Saxony International Schools in Germany, Michaela from Zakladni Skola Safarikova in Czech Republic, Anett from Szent László ÁMK in Hungary, Gabriela, Giorgiana, Adriana, Angelina, Corina from Technological high school Panait Istrati in Romania and Nadine from KSH- Kaufmännische Schule Heidenheim in Germany.
Non-formal education revealed its magic through visual strategies and team-building games, guided by Kolb's experiential learning cycle. From reflection to conceptualization and application, students become active participants in their learning journey, thereby breaking out of conventional boundaries, allowing for creative exploration and meaningful interactions.
Project-based learning, with its hands-on approach, promotes active participation and empowers students to take charge of their education, embark on an in-depth journey, delving deeper into content, asking meaningful questions, and exploring real-world issues. Course participants unlocked the principles of PBL, unearthing the transformative potential of teamwork, collaboration, and creativity to empower students to independently strategize and seek answers.
An ICT-powered scavenger hunt in Tenerife ignited the wonders of outdoor education, inspiring motivation, creativity and well-being through the embrace of nature, relieving stress and fostering deeper connections.
The path of innovation continued as participants delved into a variety of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools, discovering engaging ways to engage, assess and deliver lessons. Armed with new insights, they took a more innovative approach to teaching. Embracing the power of ICT opens up new perspectives, enabling dynamic and interactive learning experiences. For example, we work with the Digital Escape Room, which is an excellent way to involve students in complex subjects.
In this ever-evolving educational landscape, we find the harmony between tradition and innovation, taking the best of both worlds to enrich students' lives and pave the way for limitless possibilities.
And so, our inspired group built a treasure trove of ideas to take back to their homelands, ready to embark on new educational adventures. An exciting chapter has concluded, but the saga of inspiration continues. The journey continues, fuelled by a passion for transformative education.
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