CLIL and PBL to Improve Student Engagement - Helsinki
Available in: Budapest, Dublin, Florence, Helsinki
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Very often, educational environments are a bit reluctant to introduce strategies that could better prepare students for real-life situations and modern-day jobs.
Nowadays, educators should link curriculum topics to real-life situations, making learning more meaningful, and guide students in the acquisition of competencies and life skills (including critical thinking, effective communication, and language fluency) in order to meet learners’ needs.
In this course, participants will find out the good news: effective teaching strategies can be easy to learn! With an appropriate mindset and the tools, such as PBL (Project-Based Learning) and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), everyone can provide meaningful, useful learning experiences to students.
PBL offers students an opportunity to be more engaged in learning, providing them with a tangible goal, in order to work on both content and competencies.
Content and Language Integrated Learning
CLIL is a methodology for designing lessons that integrate learning of subject-specific content and foreign language skills.
Course participants will explore these two meaningful learning approaches, PBL and CLIL, as well as the assumptions, ideas, and strategies that come with them. They will also have the chance to develop easy, clever, tailor-made solutions for their subjects and groups of learners, using PBL, CLIL, or a combination of the two (PBLL).
PBLL (PBL+CLIL) provides opportunities for communication in the target language and for the application of accurate vocabulary while working on the specific contents (art, sciences, history, etc…). PBLL can improve students’ willingness to speak and the authenticity of their experience.
By the end of the course, participants will have learned about PBL, CLIL, and PBLL frameworks, the steps to design an effective unit, how to facilitate learning of contents and skills, how to scaffold teamwork, and the production of learning deliverables by students and, last but not least, practical strategies to guide students in a 360-degree growth process, which includes the acquisition of 21st-century skills and which boosts the level of engagement.
Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.
Course categories: Languages and CLIL and Creativity and Soft Skills
Languages and CLIL: You can teach a foreign language by using various methods, that is why we provide courses on many different aspects of language learning. Depending on which teaching skill you want to foster, you can choose from courses on proficiency, accuracy and fluency, or you can learn about innovative teaching strategies, with and without digital tools. Also, we offer many courses on Content and Language Integrated Learning with various topics related to traditional school subjects or to the culture of a European country.
Creativity and Soft Skills: By fostering critical thinking and communicative abilities, an educator can develop better relationships with students, colleagues, and students’ parents, thus obtaining higher learning outcomes. If you want to expand both your creative thinking and storytelling skills, you should check out our Creativity and Soft Skills courses. They can help you design stimulating activities which aim to promote entrepreneurship and collaboration among your students.
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The course was about CLIL and PBL to engage students motivation in class. I found it useful but I think it’s just an introduction to the approaches, you see everything not very deeply.
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This course was a good experience to improve my english comunication skills and to share opinions about methodologies with other teachers. In my opinion, the plan of the course was no good cause we spent too much time practicing activating and guiding CLIL activities and a few time in PBL. I have received general information about PBL.
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