INNOVATIVE TEACHING APPROACHES

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LOCATION: Malaga

 

Innovation must be something more than “the new thing teachers do in class, like using computers, doing debates, etc.”, or to change the teacher for a younger one, or stop using the guide texts for fabulous computers. Innovating is also thinking critically, changing the participatory context for a better one, creating classroom or extracurricular environments, creating a group learning environment as well as individual or improving the relationships that exist between teachers and students.

 

We are wrong, therefore, when we think of innovation as the process of using ICTs, while we are continuing to do the same with those tools. We must innovate using the achievements of Pedagogy and Psychology, together with the use of new technological tools. Innovating is not a simple process, it requires some time and a lot of perseverance to make it happen.

 

In this training course our teacher participants who want to become an innovative teacher will learn overcoming traditional pedagogical practices by proposing and putting into practice new proposals for pedagogical problems. This training will enable them to propose changes, based on providing tools to the students to help them in “learning to learn” by anticipating the relevance of learning, managing and facilitating learning, assessing competencies, creating environments for learning, designing new environments for learning, being part of inter and multidisciplinary groups, etc.

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Getting to know What is (not) innovative teaching?
  • Adopting Innovative Teaching Techniques in English curricula
  • Applying proper content depending on age and needs of students
  • Different Innovative English Teaching Approaches
  • English as a lingua franca
  • Teaching soft skills and critical thinking skills
  • Maximize the Potential of Online Tools: Grammar-Based Apps and platforms
  • Assessment & Evaluation – Self and Peer Assessment for Motivation
  • Observing current good practices and developments in Spain and Europe
  • Exchanging experiences and cross-cultural practices
  • Sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues
  • Improving of language and communication skills
  • Increasing international cooperation and intercultural awareness
PROGRAM
Day 1 Activities
10:00-11:00 Getting to know each other – Presentation of participant organizations
11:00-12:00 Introduction to course program
12:00-14:00 What is (not) Innovative Teaching & Terminology
16:00-20:00 Guided city tour - Welcome dinner with participants
Day 2 Activities
10:00-11:30 Blended learning-its applications and sample cases
11:30-13:00 Gamification-its applications and sample cases
13:00-14:00 Embodied Learning-its applications and sample cases
Day 3 Activities
10:00-11:30 Inquiry-based learning-its applications and sample cases
11:30-13:00 Non formal learning-its applications and sample cases
13:00-14:00 Outdoor learning-its applications and sample cases
Day 4 Activities
10:00-11:30 Active learning: Peer instruction, discussion groups, and collaborative problem solving
11:30-13:00 Maximize the Potential of Online Tools: Grammar-Based Apps and platforms
15:00-18:00 School Visit: Spanish education system & Best practices
Day 5 Activities
10:00-11:30 Assessment & Evaluation - Self and Peer Assessment for Motivation
11:30-13:00 Course evaluation
15:00-18:00 Europass mobility & Participation Certificates
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