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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|10:00-11:30||Assessment & Evaluation - Self and Peer Assessment for Motivation|
|15:00-18:00||Europass mobility & Participation Certificates|