Cooperative Learning for Student-Based Approach Classroom

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Course description

The course focuses on changing the paradigm – from a teacher-based approach to a student-based approach in education through cooperative learning. Trainees will improve their theoretical knowledge and expertise in the area of cooperative learning. They will also have a chance to see and try many different methods and cooperative activities. They will also see how to adapt existing tasks and assignments in a way that suits the needs of mixed ability classes. They will discuss how to experience and perform different roles. Trainees will also learn how to engage students of different profiles in the education process.


Team – Building Sessions;
Role – Play
Ice – Breaking and Warm-Up Sessions;
Group Discussions;
Creation of an individual learning pathway for the learners;
Problem – Solving Activities;
Project – Solving Activities
Inquiry-Based Activities
Goal – Setting sessions;
Decision – Making Sessions;
Action-Based Strategies;
Star bursting;
Planning an Structuring;
Negotiation and Persuasion;
Self – Motivation Sessions;

Improving teaching skills
Improving communication skills
Learning how to work in a group
Practicing verbal and non-verbal communication
Learning how to express feelings
Applying coop techniques in different subjects
Stimulating learner-based approach in education
Solving the conflict resolutions in the classroom through cooperative activities
Enhancing students' motivation through various collaborative activities
Learning Outcomes

Integration with teachers from various European countries
Improvement of language and communication skills
Increased capacity to cooperate on an international level
Getting practical ideas for applying in classroom
Enhanced intercultural awareness
Internationalization at the level of education
Broader understanding of practices, policies, and systems in education
Bring positive and long-lasting effects on the trainees involved and synergy activities
Improve knowledge of best practices and latest research in children’s mental health issues and related fields
Enhance diversity and intercultural awareness, critical thinking and cyber media literacy
Encouragement of sharing best practices, ideas and materials between colleagues within the EU
Improvement of teaching and learning of languages and promotion the EU's broad linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness
Improved abilities to use innovative and student-centered pedagogical approaches and to develop appropriate assessment and certification methods, based on learning outcomes
Mastery of teaching techniques, e.g. multiple intelligences, editing and structuring reading texts, reinforcement and different approaches to teaching.
Acquisition of practical language to be used in the classroom, new techniques, ideas…
Development of tools and techniques for innovative problem-solving.
Provoking responses to problems that are global rather than provincial in nature and foster interests in the outside world.
Encouraging students to question as a tool of learning.
Early identification of risk factors in class, including school climate and developing a safe school
Improve competencies linked to the trainees’ professional profiles
Improve teachers’ confidence in developing appropriate methods within intercultural community
Early identification of risk factors and different types of barriers, improve primary, selective and indicated prevention
Provide teachers with a bank of ready‐to‐use materials
Allow teachers to meet colleagues of different nationalities within the EU, discuss their background and cultural differences, and build a network of teachers for future cooperation and increase capacity to cooperate on international level
See and analyze examples of good practice

Trainees will be given soft and hard copies of all lesson materials, which they presenting to their colleagues at their own organizations to generate interest in 21st-century teaching methods with creative thinking. In addition, a mailing list of participants will be created in order to exchange ideas/experiences. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course, the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get detailed feedback on the effectiveness of the training event.

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic

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