Next session: 6-9th May 2022

This course is for all professionals who want to improve their skills as trainers or educators in vocational education; and learn how to better make use of a diversity of methodologies in order to increase motivation, engagement and collaboration among learners.

The participants will learn about engaging active learning methodologies, soft skills and educational techniques through hands-on methods, study visits, role-plays, simulation exercises etc. The nature of this course is highly practical and hands-on, so the participants will experience themselves the different techniques while also reflecting on how to apply them to their context. They will learn how to design lessons, workshops, and excursions based on experiential learning methodologies – and discover their multiple benefits for teaching values, skills, languages and other topics.

Objectives

  • Acquire knowledge about: creative outdoor and nature-based pedagogy techniques
  • Acquire knowledge about: drama methodology and theater techniques to engage learners
  • Get to know experiential learning methods to teach sustainability and environmental values, as a social and educational tool
  • Get to know active learning methodologies for heritage interpretation, tips and tricks for organizing field trips (sustainable tourism)
  • Learn creative teaching techniques to teach soft skills – and increase creativity, spontaneity, intuition and active listening in the classroom
  • Get inspired on how to encourage a stimulating and open learning environment and foster collective learning
  • Practicing empathy and non-verbal communication, to promote integration in the group
  • To get career guidance on professional education and internships in companies (VET Programs)

Target audience

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult education centers), teachers trainers, school leaders and other school staff and professional workers who want to enrich their communication and teaching skills with theatre techniques.

For groups of 8 participants or more, we adapt the course content and approach to the specific needs of your educational center and offer personalized funding assistance.

Training activities

DAY 1

Introduction to EDUPLUS Socio-educational Association
Study visit at the Eco-Farm at SOS Children’s Village
Presentation of VET Programs on ecology etc. Career guiding on professional education and internships in companies
Working with learners from socio-economic vulnerable backgrounds and learners with special needs
Workshop with natural materials – experiential learning. Sustainability as a social and educational tool to engage learners

DAY 2

Practical day on sustainable tourism in Anaga ancient forest and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Creative outdoor and nature-based pedagogy techniques
Tips and tricks for creative natural heritage interpretation and organizing field trips

DAY 3

Drama methodology for teaching soft skills and public relations
Creative teaching techniques to teach soft skills
Practical workshop on promoting team spirit and tolerance among students and staff
Expressing emotions through body movements.
Practicing empathy and non-verbal communication
Exercises to promote group cohesion and cooperation. Reinforcing trust and respect

DAY 4

Sustainable tourism in national parks. Ethics in nature. Guided visit in Teide National Park
Using active learning methodologies for heritage interpretation
Final evaluation and feedback
Validation of learning outcomes and handling certificates

Methodology

We tailor our working methods based upon the participants‘ needs and professional profiles in order to ensure easier adaptability and application of the tools to the real life.

This course is uses theater-inspired methodology. We have a hands on approach that comprises various drama techniques such as role plays, simulation exercises, mime and group dynamics.

Our teaching methodology is based on active learning and it is highly participative and practical. Also, we use collaborative learning techniques to foster the exchange of good practices and collective learning.

Energizers, games and group dynamics are foreseen daily in order to ensure a positive energy and a cooperative learning climate in the group.

Group reflections and daily brief feedback sessions are planned to help adapting the learning programme to the specific needs of the participants.

We organize optional social and cultural activities in order to give the participants the opportunity to get to know the Canarian and Spanish culture as well as to do some professional networking and exchange good practices.

Certification and validation of learning outcomes

  • Certificates of attendance, including a description of the training content
  • Support with the Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s National Agency

Upon request, we also provide educational centers with additional documents that are required to certify the presence to the course and the competences learned. For example, we provide photos of the training course that can be used for dissemination purposes.

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