“Interactive Teaching - Using Educational Games and New Technology in order to enhance learners’ motivation” OSLO, Norway

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“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Show

This course has been designed for teachers of different subjects who wish to find out new interactive methods of teaching. It provides both computer and non-computer based games in order to equip the participants with practical ideas to create an effective and attractive learning environment.
A key driver for organising this training event is represented by the general opinion that young people are increasingly engaged with the games culture outside school rather than the school in itself. We can state that education has a lot of goals but, in fact, very few people would consider “to be fun” as one of its main goals. What we think is “no pain, no gain.” And this is exactly what we intend to improve in our training event.
Technology provides numerous tools that teachers can use in and out of the classroom to enhance student learning and help them stay engaged. As our students are ‘proficient’ users of mobile devices it seems only logical to align today's classrooms with the way they are used to learning. But incorporating online tools into classroom experience is not always an easy task. How do we know which online tool is the best solution for our classroom needs? Why would we invest time and energy in something that might end up in adding even more work?
We will try to solve this by first introducing a list of the best tools designed to support teaching and learning and then work with those which are the most popular and useful. We chose them based both on our teaching experience and that of our participants. Moreover we made sure they are free, valuable for teaching and work on most devices.
Combining new technology with traditional classroom instruction can without any doubts enhance the learning experience and create new opportunities for teachers and students together.


Preparation:
• Previous to the beginning of the training the granted participants will be sent the detailed programme of the course along with a pre-departure support consisting of the necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.
• Participants will be asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding their backgrounds and needs. Questions will refer to their interest and experience in educational games, WEB 2.0 tools, their teaching backgrounds, ability of using a computer, level of course language.


Competences required to attend the course: -Basic knowledge of main PC programmes (windows-word) and use of internet;
- Knowledge of the language course – minimum B1. (For teachers with lower level of English we offer English and New Technology course)


Course Objectives:
• To promote and develop awareness of interactive teaching methods (educational games and WEB 2.0 tools)
• To learn how WEB 2.0 tools can support learning
• To experience the positive effects of interactive teaching methods in increasing students' motivation
• To provide multicultural environment for sharing experience related to the use of interactive methods of teachings
• To improve communication skills by working collaboratively in transnational groups.


Expected results
As a result of attending this training course, the participants will become more creative in their teaching and they will be able to design materials that are motivating and attractive by using computer (WEB 2.0 tools) and non-computer based activities. At the same time they will gain more confidence as users of English.


This course contains the following modules:
• Module 1: Educational games in the classroom;
• Module 2: Interaction beyond the classroom walls - Outdoors Activities
• Module 3: Sharing experience; participants introduce their own teaching activities
• Module 4: WEB 2.0 tools (Games and activities online)


Detailed information regarding the programme and preparation for the course will be sent to granted participants.

For the course period participants will need a laptop or a tablet. For more participants from the same school, one laptop for two people may be possible, too.

Our team will assist the participants with necessary information required to reach destination and to successfully manage within the course period in the new country.

Course fee: EUR 70 per day per participant. We provide both 5 and 7 day sessions.

Accommodation, meals, social programme are not included in this price.
For accommodation, we recommend the most convenient possibilities, but the participants are free to choose.
The opportunities to visit the city and the neighbourhood will be introduced to the participants before the beginning of the course.

Message for the future participants:
Sharing experience will be an important part of the course. It starts with the opening session when you are kindly asked to present the main aspects of your school. Please, bear in mind that your presentation should not exceed 5 minutes. If time allows, be prepared to answer questions about your educational system and/or country.


Registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nf0ZNU0sprZTmKNu3Av2HLw8PWRIm1FRA950qIwgehc/viewform


For the other sessions of the same course, or for different courses, please visit our website: http://eruditus-ong.com/erasmus-courses-ka1

Should you have any questions, please write to us at: contact@eruditus-ong.com

Course organiser
Eruditus Language School
Location
OSLO, Norway


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Upcoming sessions

20.07.2020 > 24.07.2020 (ID: 96433, Confirmed))
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Attended 19.08.2019 - 23.08.2019

The course was very informative and useful! Felicia, our trainer, is an enthusiastic good communicator. She managed to create a dynamic atmosphere during the course where everyone felt appreciated and motivated. Classes were well-prepared and involved working collaboratively with other participants. I acquired a lot of useful information about interactive methods of teaching which I will apply in my classes to diversify my activities, and increase the motivation and involvement of my pupils. We used WEB 2.0 tools and platforms, and created engaging educational games. It was a seven days course. The whole experience was great, thanks also to the great colleagues from all over Europe!

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Attended 19.08.2019 - 23.08.2019

I appreciate the most all the knowledge Felicia gave to us about non-computer based educational games to enchance learner's motivation. All the activities that enlarges learner's cooperation are also very useful and important. It was good that we were put in students' shoes and afterwards also had to create worksheets or other activities as teachers.

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Attended 16.07.2018 - 20.07.2018

il corso da me frequentato è risultato essere positivo sia dal punto di vista degli apprendimenti proposti dalla formatrice sia dal punto di vista relazionale con i docenti frequentanti il coroso. per quanto riguarda gli apprendimewnti molto interessante sono risultati la creazione di quiz specifici dedicati e alla verifica delle conoscenze e alla implementazione delle stesse, ovviamente visto l'ambito nella quale opero vanno adattati e rivisti per essere mutilizzati in gruppi di apprendimento dell'L2. dal punto di vista relazionale con gli altri docenti si è istaurato anche grazie alla formatrice un clima di collaborazio0ne ed empatia che ha permesso la creazione la creazione di relazioni che in futuro potrebbero risultare utile alla scuoòla e ai singoli docenti.

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Attended 16.07.2018 - 20.07.2018

This course was really very interesting and fun at the same time! :) Felicia, the trainer of the course, created a positive atmosphere among all the participants and for this reason we worked productively and profitably during all the training days! Thanks to this experience, I learned about the new tools for teaching WEb 2.0, useful for enhancing communication, collaboration and for combining formal, non-formal and informal learning. I carried out activities together with the other participants of the course and I participated in group activities with other teachers for a comparison of experiences in the didactic field and above all to find useful strategies to motivate and involve students in the classroom. I learned how important it is to work in a team with and without the use of new technologies, how productive it is to compare different realities, how useful it is to share ideas and teaching methodologies with teachers from different countries. I really appreciated the organization of this course and the arguments discussed. I will certainly be able to use digital tools in different learning contexts!

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Attended 16.07.2018 - 20.07.2018

This course was pretty well organised: I experienced both educational games that can be used in schools and Web 2.0 tools and platforms the can be useful for teaching and learning. The programme was well balanced among these two aspects and the trainers were good and available to deep explanation. They have been capable to enrich my knowledge and competencies in this field. I really appreciated that what I learnt can be used with different kind of audiences (there were teachers working with pupils as well as adults indeed). The working environment was great and the rooms we were in were comfortable and suited to our training.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

This course was a fantastic experience! I really enjoyed the atmosphere created by the former, because she used educational/motivational games, to bring together the participants and the consequent promotion of a great teamwork.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

I really appreciated this course! It was an opportunity to know others strategies or methodologies to motivate and involve our students. I think I'm now more able to improve educationals games and to use them in my classroom. I knew many web tools but now I know others that I will try to apply with my students, because I think that is very important to have a lot of resources to diversify the strategies and activities in the classroom. Felicia was a great teacher! She's always attentive and available to help the trainees! Thank you very much!

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

I had a great experience in Oslo ! The course was useful to deepen my knowledge in Web tools 2.0 and in educational games. It was also important to exchange experiences with colleagues of other nationalities working in cooperation!The interpersonal relationship and the communication between all the trainees was a constructive process. The teacher, Felicia Dimulescu, was able to manage us students (from various countries), creating a great climate of collaboration and exchange. Thank you very much!

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

Pretty good course. Felicia is a courteous and communicative teacher. We were given the opportunity to learn interactive teaching methods and also to discuss with participants from other countries exchanging views and experiences. I met appreciative people and we had a pleasant atmosphere. However, I think some of the games (fruit salad, walks, etc.) were aimed at primary school pupils rather than secondary school teachers.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

I loved the course! The dynamics of the group and the way our trainer Felicia guided the sessions were the most motivating aspects. It was also a great opportunity to get to know the city of Oslo. I hope to have the opportunity to take part in another course that will allow this cultural exchange of knowledge.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

Very interesting course, great participants and pleasant atmosphere. Our trainer Felicia is very dynamic, friendly and helpful. She has the ability to increase students' motivation. It is a very good opportunity to visit Norway. Oslo is superb in the summer.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

Great course! Felcia is a very good teacher! She modivates her students! Pleasant atmosphere in her class. Great participants! Oslo is wonderful city this time of year! But, Oslo is an expensive city.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

Great course, great people, very nice atmosphere. Felicja was always smiling and eager to help. I recommend to all who have not yet visited Norway!!!

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

A great course, I will recommend it to others. The training was very interesting and gave me a lot of new ideas to work with children thanks to Felicja's commitment.

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Attended 08.07.2019 - 14.07.2019

It was a very good course! I'm grateful to Felicia for the wonderful atmosphere and interesting activities.

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Attended 27.08.2018 - 31.08.2018

I loved the course! Felicia, our educator was enthusiastic and created a really engaging learning environment by balancing the technology stuff and the games we learned really well. I have already tried out some of the tools we learned and they have helped me energise my classes and the students love them, too. Also, I met great people I want to stay in touch with! The whole experience is something I would recommend. Thanks for everything!

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Attended 21.07.2018 - 25.07.2018

I had a great experience in Oslo, I meet nice people that I definitely want to keep in touch with. The new tolls we've experienced will help me make my classes more attractive and engaging for my students as they are so keen on technology. Many thanks to the organizers and to all the other participants for sugh a great time!

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