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UPCOMING DATES 2023/2024:

19th-23rd February 2024 

18th-22nd March 2024

22-26th April 2024

20-24th May 2024

24-28th June 2024 

22-26th July 2024 

26-30th August 2024 

30th September-4th October 2024 

28th October -1st November 2024 

 

 

The Erasmus+ staff mobility course on "The 4Cs in Education: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking" is a dynamic and engaging program designed for teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of 21st-century competencies and develop effective teaching strategies to cultivate these skills in their students. Over the course of five days, participants will engage in a series of interactive sessions, hands-on exercises, and collaborative activities to explore the theoretical foundations of the 4Cs and gain practical insights on how to integrate them into their teaching practice. This course will empower educators to create a stimulating learning environment that fosters creativity, encourages collaboration, enhances communication skills, and nurtures critical thinking abilities.

 

Moreover, the course embraces a multidisciplinary approach, catering to teachers across various subject areas and grade levels. Participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas, perspectives, and success stories with educators from different cultural backgrounds, fostering a global network of teaching professionals committed to 21st-century education.

 

By the end of the course, teachers will not only have a deep understanding of the 4Cs but also be equipped with a robust repertoire of instructional strategies, assessment techniques, and adaptable lesson plans that effectively integrate the 4Cs into their curriculum. They will gain the confidence and expertise to create transformative learning experiences that prepare their students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

 

  1. Understand the theoretical foundations of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking in education, including their interconnectedness and their role in fostering holistic student development.
  2. Apply a wide range of instructional methods and techniques to promote the development of the 4Cs in their teaching practice, adapting and tailoring them to different learning styles, cultural backgrounds, and educational contexts.
  3. Design and implement engaging and authentic learning activities and projects that effectively cultivate creativity, encourage meaningful collaboration, enhance communication skills, and foster critical thinking among their students.
  4. Utilize a variety of assessment tools and strategies to measure and evaluate students' progress in the 4Cs, ensuring that assessment aligns with the intended learning outcomes and provides constructive feedback for further growth.
  5. Reflect critically on their own teaching practices and continuously strive for improvement, utilizing self-assessment and peer feedback to refine their approaches in integrating the 4Cs into their curriculum.
  6. Engage in professional collaboration and exchange with fellow educators, leveraging a global network of peers to share best practices, resources, and innovative ideas related to the 4Cs in education.
  7. Advocate for the importance of the 4Cs in education, promoting their integration within their educational institutions, engaging stakeholders, and fostering a supportive learning environment that values and nurtures these skills.
  8. Embrace a growth mindset and a lifelong learning orientation, continuously seeking opportunities to further develop their own skills and knowledge in the field of 4Cs education through professional development and further research.

 

 

Note: The learning outcomes can be further tailored to the specific goals and objectives of the course, as well as the needs and prior knowledge of the participants. The course facilitators will provide guidance, resources, and support to ensure that participants achieve these outcomes and are empowered to make a positive impact in their teaching practice.

Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning.

 

Day 1: Introduction to the 4Cs in Education

 

Course introduction, objectives, and expectations, providing an overview of the course structure and participant introductions.

In-depth exploration of the theoretical foundations of the 4Cs, including key research studies, pedagogical frameworks, and real-world examples of successful implementation.

Engaging discussions and interactive activities to develop a shared understanding of the 4Cs among participants and foster a collaborative learning community.

 

Day 2: Fostering Creativity in the Classroom

 

Understanding the nature of creativity and its multifaceted dimensions, including divergent thinking, problem-solving, and innovation.

Practical strategies and techniques for stimulating and nurturing creativity in students, including brainstorming exercises, creative prompts, and cultivating a supportive classroom culture.

Collaborative sessions to design and implement creative lesson plans and projects that integrate the 4Cs and cater to diverse learning styles, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.

 

Day 3: Enhancing Collaboration Skills

 

The importance of collaboration in developing students' interpersonal skills, teamwork, and empathy.

Exploration of cooperative learning structures, group work techniques, and digital tools that promote effective collaboration and active engagement among students.

Hands-on activities and role-playing exercises to experience and reflect on the dynamics of collaboration, including addressing challenges, fostering inclusive teamwork, and managing group dynamics.

 

Day 4: Developing Communication Skills

 

Comprehensive examination of effective communication skills, encompassing verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening, and clear expression of ideas.

Strategies for improving students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, tailored to various subject areas, language proficiency levels, and cultural contexts.

Practical exercises, simulations, and feedback sessions to enhance participants' own communication skills and develop strategies to facilitate effective communication in the classroom, including cross-cultural communication.

 

Day 5: Cultivating Critical Thinking Abilities

 

Introduction to critical thinking as a fundamental skill for analyzing information, problem-solving, and making informed decisions.

Techniques for fostering critical thinking skills in students, including Socratic questioning, analyzing arguments, evaluating evidence, and promoting metacognition.

Collaborative sessions to design assessment tasks that authentically measure students' critical thinking abilities and provide constructive feedback to support their growth, including the development of rubrics and assessment criteria.

Certification of Attendance  

Confirmation of EuroPass Mobility documents

The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 400€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:

 

  1. Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.

  2. Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.

  3. Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.

  4. Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.

  5. Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.

 

We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.

 

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