Interactive ICT-based, digital and web tools for an effective blended, flipped and cooperative learning - Brussels

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OBJECTIVES
1) Become aware of key issues related to digital literacy in education
2) Reflect, discuss and review on blended, flipped and cooperative teaching and learning by integrating technology and web tools
3) Getting inspired by best practices on how ICT can enhance students motivation, participation, entrepreneurship and learning
4) Improve digital skills by working with a range of interesting tools, software and programmes for teaching and learning
5) Design and develop concrete teaching projects (multimedia contents, resources and blended lessons) to be applied in classroom

PROGRAMME
Day 1: Welcome
• Presentation of the course and participants
• Brainstorming and team building
• Key competences and soft skills for the 21st Century: an interactive introduction
• Cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom in Europe: features, values and best practices

Day 2: Digital storytelling & multimedia teaching contents
• Video-editing for teaching
• Create a video-story
• Create an interactive video-lesson
• Create a digital, multimedial book
• Web-pages and comic-strips
• Practical laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance.

Day 3: Blended learning in practice
• Create a blended, digital lesson
• Summarize your learning contents: infographics, mind maps and more
• Web-based learning platforms and resources
• Exploring the best assessement and evaluation tools
• Practical laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance.

Day 4: Collaboration, creativity and problem-solving
• Websites, web-wares, mobile apps and electronic products for teaching and learning: an overview
• Collaborative web tools
• Gamification for teaching: features and practical tools
• Coding for education
• Practical laboratory: step-by-step process and guidance.

Day 5: A new beginning
- Visit to a significant local school and talk with its relevant staff (upon availability)
- Cultural visit of the city centre, together with a professional tour leader
- Planning the follow up: future projects together
- Course evaluation
- Releasing of official course certifications.

DAILY TIMETABLE
Total number of hours is 25. Each daily session (average number of hours per day is 5) includes:
• class/lecture/laboratory/workshop
• individual counselling
• daily evaluation.

Leisure activities after the training session can be organised on request.

METHODOLOGY
Based on formal, informal and non-formal education, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for reflecting, working and learning. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:
• face-to-face lessons
• team-building and team-working
• best practice case-studies
• multimedia and web resources
• project based working
• practical laboratory
• brainstorming and focus-group
• role-play
• self and group assessment and evaluation.

Since this course has several features in common with other courses (as you can check on this platform), sometimes participants will be all together, sometimes with some other participants, sometimes alone, depending on the specific programme. In this way we also intend to foster the cooperation and exchange between them all, as well as the knowledge of other school education systems and practices.

PREPARATION
After the confirmation and before starting, we check the previous knowledge and experience of participants, as well as their specific needs related to the topics of our training course. In addition, we will provide some documents and learning contents of our “Library of Methods & Tools” in order to start getting involved in topics and subjects that will be taught.

FOLLOW UP
All participants are expected to maintain access and communication with the rest of their colleagues as well as with the trainer and participate in useful discussions either through the virtual classroom platform and via e-mail. Trainers and company will also be available for any further questions for a period of 5 months after the end of the course, either through e-mail, virtual classroom platform, individual Skype calls, telephone or WhatsApp. By means of all these tools, we aim to get an effective follow-up, to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and to share opinions, experiences and practices for unlimited time.

TRAINERS
The entire training catalogue is supported by an international team of experts in project management of European projects. The coordinator and main trainer of the event is Alessandro Gariano: founder and manager of Enjoy Italy, active in education and training as well as local development and destination management; trainer of teachers and for educational organisations (110+ in-services trainings provided, 900+ trainees); youth trainer in the context of non-formal education; project designer, project manager and expert of EU Programmes.

TRAINING INSTITUTION
Enjoy Italy is a small company aiming to animate, stimulate and support the sustainable development of citizens, territories and communities. Either in Italy and Europe. It has been founded by a dynamic and passionate young professional on few but solid values: responsibility, identity, inclusion, sharing, lifelong learning, civic awareness and sustainability. And a vivid passion for its land.

Two are the specific areas of its action:
- Education & Training: provision of tools and opportunities for a personal, social, cultural and professional growth. For responsible citizens and communities. It provided 150+ in-service trainings to 1300+ teachers and professionals and, in addition, 20+ trainings to 500+ trainees in the context of non-formal education.
- Local Development & Destination Management and: assistance to public and private entities in developing vision and goals, providing advice and services during the entire life cycle of a project. For sustainable destinations.

The company has got some relevant experience in the design and management of different projects within several EU Programmes and Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 in particular, as well as in the education and training field, both at national and international level.

CERTIFICATIONS
At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with a certificate of attendance together with the Europass Mobility Certificate (upon request of the sending organisation).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be delighted to find out the best solution for you. Together.

DATES & PLACES
• 08-12 January, Rome (IT)
• 13-17 January, Berlin (DE)
• 21-25 January, Marcellinara (IT)
• 28 January-1 February, London (UK)
• 03-07 February, Milan (IT)
• 19-23 February, Barcelona (ES)
• 04-08 March, London (UK)
• 14-18 March, Brussels (BE)
• 19-23 March, Rome (IT)
• 26-30 March, Marcellinara (IT)
• 9-13 April, Milan (IT). N.B.: same dates of the Design Week!
• 14-18 April, Utrecht (NL)
• 29 April-03 May, Naples (IT)
• 06-10 May, Tropea (IT)
• 17-21 May, Brussels (BE)
• 03-07 June, Catanzaro Lido (IT)
• 10-14 June, London (UK)
• 19-23 June, Rome (IT)
• 25-29 June, Helsinki (FI): “English for education" course only
• 30 June-04 July, Helsinki (FI)
• 8-12 July, London (UK)
• 22-26 July, Tropea (IT)
• 29 July-02 Aug, Malta
• 30 August-03 September, Matera (IT) N.B. Matera is the European Capital of Culture 2019!
• 4-8 September, Rome (IT)
• 9-13 September, Crete (GR)
• 16-20 September, London (UK)
• 2-6 October, Tropea (IT)
• 30 October-03 November, Rome (IT)
• 7-11 November, Brussels (BE)
• 12-16 November, Utrecht (NL)
• 18-22 November, Helsinki (FI)
• 25-29 November, London (UK)
• 10-14 December, Madrid (ES)
• 16-20 December, Rome (IT)

For 2020 CALENDAR, please visit our webiste.

Course organiser
ENJOY ITALY
Location
Brussels, Belgium


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Upcoming sessions

07.11.2019 > 11.11.2019 (ID: 84897, Confirmed))
16.04.2020 > 20.04.2020 (ID: 88247)
22.07.2020 > 26.07.2020 (ID: 88246)
04.11.2020 > 08.11.2020 (ID: 88245)

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Attended 17.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

I was very delighted to participate to this training. Many new and useful apps for many different purposes, useful for all school levels. Besides, I liked the atmosphere, the organisation and the structure of the timetable. Very good also the coffee breaks and the cultural tour.

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Attended 17.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

The idea of ​​the course is good. The tutor (Alessandro) is prepared and available for any explanation. The main problem is linked (but only in my experience) to the participation of numerous literature teachers in a course that involves computer skills: more homogeneity is probably necessary from the point of view of the knowledge of the participating teachers. The course is more suited to primary school than secondary school. The course venue is not a real "school", but a room / office: can be improved. Many tools are presented, but not in detail due to time constraints. Furthermore, most of the tools have free versions with fairly limited functionality. The city tour is interesting.

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Attended 02.03.2018 - 07.03.2018

Rich of useful tools, concrete examples and inspiration. I learnt a lot of completely new things for me. Prepared and nice trainer. Good company as well. Highly recommended.

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Attended 14.03.2019 - 18.03.2019

I attended the course in Milan in April 2019. My experience was similar to what some other people wrote: We were introduced to many different web based tools, most of them new to me and interesting. But while we were mostly busy creating accounts and fighting with the slow/ not-working Wifi (the later was obviously not the organizer's fault), we didn't really gain a lot. I think the course could be improved by actually working on precise assignments and diving deeper into fewer applications. E.g. create a learning video about XY and discuss criteria for what makes a good video. I had also hoped for more best practice examples. I think as most participants were familiar with the flipped classroom concept, I wish we would have had the opportunity to develop ideas on how to apply this concept and overcome commonly experienced difficulties (instead of being introduced to it as something new opposed to the traditional and old-fashioned teaching methods we use...). We visited a local school which was interesting but not directly linked to the course content. Thank you for the cultural walking-tour through Milan which was very fun, informative and also a good opportunity to learn more about the other participants. This might be a good thing to do in the beginning of the course rather than the end, to "break the ice" between participants. :)

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Dear Lena, thanks for your feedback. We had some problems with wi-fi because we registered with different accounts at the same time and so the server was overloaded: but the wi-fi connection was good and fast. What you said about videos is interesting, but our course was not about video-making. But we dealt with video-editing for teaching, creating a video-story, creating a video-lesson. And all the ICT tools we used were actually intended to show you how you can implement - among other things - the flipped classroom methodology with your students. As we say on this platform, we visited a significant local school and talked with its relevant staff, so the school is not always directly linked with your course content. Finally, all this said, we hope you can re-consider your feedback and rate us with at least one more star: 2 stars seem too bad for all we did. Thanks and greetings, Alessandro & Enjoy Italy team

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 09.05.2019 11:56
Attended 02.12.2018 - 06.12.2018

I attended the course in Brussels from 2/12/2018 to 6/12/2018. The course was very interesting for me. Despite the fact i'm an experienced user of ict in education, the tools that presented were very fresh and gave me a lot of interesting solutions to everyday educational practice. The timetable was satisfactory. There were small activities for each tool but of course if you want to take the best of it you have to spend more time by your own to practice using the tools and the techiques creating your digital lessons. Alessandro was very well prepared and gave us immediately answers and solutions. The location was good, easily reached. I used a printer to print some documents and the network connection was fine. We had a great chance to visit a local school and interact with local teachers and students which it was a very interesting part of the seminar. We are provided a digital class in Edmondo and a permanent link in the seminar website to have the educational material but we created a summary map of tools by ourselves using the tools we taugh.

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Attended 26.09.2018 - 30.09.2018

I attended this course from September 10th to 14th. The training contents were interesting and about 20 digital tools were presented for a blended, flipped learning which can help teachers to improve their teaching and make their course more interactive. We could ask for help during the implementation of activities to the trainer or the other participants. It would be better if the steps for the use of any tool were explained one by one or if there was more time in order that all the participants can follow the steps together. The timetable was satisfactory because more hours could make the training tiring. The location was good, in the center of Helsinki, near the tram station but the space into the classroom wasn’t comfortable enough for the 13 participants with their laptops. The possibility of the use of one printer was important as we could print necessary documents. The visit also to the European school was very interesting for us as teachers. Maybe the visit to this school and not to a Finnish school does not permit to have an idea of the educational Finish system as European schools adopt a different way of education but in any case it was a very interesting experience. Some suggestions for improvement. It would be better to have some practical information before our arrival to Finland concerning the city, the transport etc. in order to organize easier our arrival or stay. A material including all the learned tools and the basic steps to access to these tools or / and to create an activity could be offered in an electronically way during or after the course in order to help the participants to follow better the training and remember the new knowledge after leaving the course.

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Attended 05.06.2018 - 09.06.2018

Sitzung: 15.5.2018 - 19.5.2018 Kursdauer: 5 Tage, davon nur 3 Tage Kurs (ca. 15 Stunden), Rest: Freizeit, stellenweise kein WLAN im Kulturzentrum in Brüssel; viel zu wenig Zeit, um die Tools auszuprobieren; lediglich Erstellen der jeweiligen Accounts; vier verschiedene Kursangebote wurden in diesem Kurs zusammengefasst; kein Schulbesuch trotz Ankündigung im Kursprogramm

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Kind Sabine, why are you lying? You attended 5 sessions at the training centre + 1 cultural walking tour + 1 group visit of the European Parliament, for a total amount of 25,5 hours. The school visit, as we always communicate (see here above) is "upon availability" of the school.

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 30.09.2018 22:42
Attended 17.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

The course was useful and easy-going. I learned quite a lot of new apps and tools and I will definitely use them in the classroom. The training methods were effective and clear, although the task assigning was quite vague and sketchy. I expected concrete and explicit tasks connected with a real-classroom situation, as stated in the objectives. Furthermore, I think the course was short, because the fifth day was actually optional, as not being connected with the given topic. The organisation and the communication between the teacher and the students were satisfactory.

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Kind Ivana, thanks for your message. We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. We remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. It would be nice if in the next future you can share any output/outcome that you will have realised/achieved thanks to this learning experience. We wish you will have a good job with and on behalf of your students

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:01
Attended 17.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

We think the training contents were very important to our professional development. The course was very useful for us because nowadays learning languages (Portuguese, French and English) has to be more interactive, more attractive and quicker. We think we’ll be able to be more competent in innovatively employing the tools of technology to supplement the traditional teaching methods and thereby achieve enhanced students learning. Most of the contents we have practiced can be easily applied in our classes. The training course was a good opportunity to promote interaction, to open new discussions and practical exercises. The tools were quite good, but some of them not very useful for our students and for the spaces we got; we need to select and try to adapt and blend some of them. The communication between the teacher/trainer and us was always direct and easily perceptible. We understood all the information/contents and tried to show our doubts and ask how to solve the problems; the answers were quick and helpful.

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Kind Rosa Maria, thanks for your message. We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. We remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. It would be nice if in the next future you can share any output/outcome that you will have realised/achieved thanks to this learning experience. We wish you will have a good job with and on behalf of your students

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:01
Attended 17.07.2018 - 21.07.2018

The course gave insights into several apps and learning software. So, if you are searching for a course that provides a range of several programmes you can use in your classroom, this course fits you. Alessandro is always polite. But he should change the structur: First showing an example (of best practice) what the software can do. After that showing the most important tools. And at least, register and try out the software. As Alessandro is doing it the other way round, he is missing the attention of the audience, because everybody is registering and not listening to him. And nobody knows, why he/she should use the software prior trying out themselves. In addition, I missed swaping ideas between the members of the course how to use the programmes in practice. And a discussion about that. This might be not easy to implement as the course members are from different kinds of schools and teach different subjects, but I am sure, that we can give new impetus to each other.

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Kind Kerstin, thanks for your message and feedback: we accept and appreciate it a lot. We just do not understand why you say that we don’t show examples and (good) practices, since we do that and, in the meantime, we ask participants to register. But, anyway, we invite them to follow us first and to practice only afterwards! We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. We remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. It would be nice if in the next future you can share any output/outcome that you will have realised/achieved thanks to this learning experience. We wish you will have a good job with and on behalf of your students.

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 30.07.2018 12:20
Attended 17.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

First of all, I need to mention that I attended the Milan course in the period from May, 05th to May 09th, which unfortunately couldn't be selected as course date above. To the course itself: A collegue and I went to Milan in order to get new inspiration in the use of ICT - tools and - as mentioned in the course' title - especially in the transformation of blended learning theory and concepts into practical school lessons. The course gave insights into several apps and learning software, which was the greatest benefit of it. As stated in other reports, the course is held as FIVE DIFFERENT COURSES (ICT, school leadership, non-formal learning, entrepreneurship, cultural learning and storytelling) IN PART SIMULTANOUSLY or in PARALLEL, without any assignments or projects in the meantime. Even though, there would have been great opportunities to get some hands-on training on school relevant topics or intercultural project groups to test the presented apps and software in detail, those chances were not seized. In short, the course mainly is a presentation of apps, often in much too small and way to loud rooms, and with hardly any didactical or pedagogical concept, to clarify the most interesting question to teachers, which situations might be suitable or fitting for the mentioned tool. Asking for deeper information on concepts of implementing blended-learning in secondary schools, the only answer I got was, that this is not the course to answer those questions. This was one of the most disappoiniting moments since the blended-learning part was the main trigger to decide for that special course. Thinking about ICT, the course at least offered a large amount of apps with short training (rather playing around and figuring out) time. How well the contentwise very different other topics fit into the same concept (since courses were to quite a large extend held simultaneously by the same trainer!) is still unclear. It was not only me leaving this training very disappointed, since it is just not reasonably possible, to train FIVE TOPICS together. And even the few opportunities of bringing the courses together by cooperative project work were not taken.

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Kind Patrick, I am sorry to hear, since till now we received good feedbacks from other participants. First of all, please note that: the sessions of different courses that were similar in contents and aims (check their programmes on this portal and on our website), were held together. Nothing strange, unfair, or whatever you want to say. We simply respected the programme of each of the five (four, actually) training courses, as agreed by participants. Or didn't we? And staying together with participants of other training course is also an additional opportunity for you. You and everyone were always welcome to make questions or ask more. And I think my answers were polite and, above all, effective. Hence I don’t remember I replied as you said, to your question!This is false, since we always provided polite and, above all, effective and appropriate answer to any question, to each participant. But even, if what you say is true, he could have asked again and again, since I was always there and always helpful and open. Isn't it? We could have had more cooperative work, within and without your ICT group (including other groups, then), that’s clear and natural. But we (you) already had some, even just with one colleague. And I invited you all to cooperate, share and explore things together: some of you went further, some of you not. As usual. As for locations and timetable, they were given some weeks before the start, as usual.. Finally, we offer you the possibility to attend two extra trainings day, for free: simply check our calendar and, if you have time and opportunity, join us. Thanks for your feedback and warm greetings Alessandro Gariano & Enjoy Italy team

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 06.06.2018 10:52
Attended 02.03.2018 - 07.03.2018

I didn´ t recommend that course. I attended in March 2018 in Milan. We were 10 teachers taking 4 different courses at the same time, in the same place and with the same teacher. Alessandro wasn´ t as professional as I hope. I was very disappointed with the course.

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Hello Rosa, we do not understand your rate and comment. Despite of the fact that staying together with other participants happened only for fe sessions, this is exactly what we scheduled in the programme of these other courses, as you all may see surfing on the portal and on the website! Specifically: the first and last sessions of each course is in common with every course, while other sessions are in common between some of them (one workshop of ICT, for example, is scheduled for many of our courses). Hence, where is the problem? Also, being 10 in a room with a capacity of 12/15 persons, with chair and desk for each of them, is a problem?! I did never forget to reply to your questions or help you with your tasks. We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. Regards, Alessandro

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 03.05.2018 10:06
Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

Fore sure I have become more motivated to carry on developing my professional skills. In particular, some contents provided have been useful and relevant. I reported the experience to my headmaster using tools I found out during the course. The methods and tools used have been clear and the organisation was very good. The communication was very clear and efficient. On the other hand, the tools provided have been too many. I think it's better to have more time to practice. Thanks a lot for your availability.

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Kind Noemi, thanks for your message. We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. We remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. It would be nice if in the next future you can share any output/outcome that you will have realised/achieved thanks to this learning experience. We wish you will have a good job with and on behalf of your students

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:01
Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

The training contents were relevant to the issues that we cope with in our classes. All the topics were of high quality, totally helpful and supportive in order to impart the knowledge to the students and to the colleagues in our country . Furthermore, the training methods and tools were very effective and were based on experience and examples from everyday life in the class. The clearness and the efficacy of the instructive way was very useful for the comprehension of all the new information. Moreover the schedule was well organized and structured, so everyday we were occupied with different but very interesting subjects. The spaces were very comfortable and appropriate for the direct communication with the tutor and the other colleagues. The tutor, was very effective and efficient. Overall it was a very interesting training course.

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Kind Vasilis Sosanna and Vasilike, thanks for your message. We hope that you have been inspired by the contents and inputs provided, as well as that you will be able to adopt and adapt at least one of the several methods and tools that were part of your training course. We remind you that you can continue enter to our Edmodo group and that we will be available to respond your further questions, either through e-mail, Whatsapp, phone, Edmodo or Skype calls. It would be nice if in the next future you can share any output/outcome that you will have realised/achieved thanks to this learning experience. We wish you will have a good job with and on behalf of your students

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:03
Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

The training contents were fairly relevant to our initial pedagogical goals. The different objects of study examined were linked to each other in a way that new practices were lightened. Their structure was such that gradually led to their understanding and consolidation. The quality of education was excellent because it took place in an experiential way and was easily understood. This familiarization with the new pedagogical teaching methods enabled the dissemination and impartation of new knowledge from the participants to the local educational community and the broader social context. Besides penetrating the objects of study, clarity and the logical sequence with which the training methods and tools were taught guarantee their complete understanding and effectiveness. Also, interaction with participants from other countries and cultures was quite productive. The spaces used were highly accordant with the philosophy of the innovative practices and the venues that we visited are deemed necessary to complement the new practice. The timetable was satisfactory for the time available. Communication with the instructor was prompt and constructive. Suggestions for improvement: -Communication with the participants prior to the training to enable better preparation and organization of the area that the participants stay. -The proximity of accommodation would probably result in greater consistency and interaction between them in their free time to exchange views and activities that will promote coherence, trust, mutual appreciation and effort to solve common problems.

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:03
Attended 12.11.2017 - 16.11.2017

First of all, I should say that it was a very interesting and fruitful training course. The training contents were absolutely relevant to our pedagogical targets. All the topics were very useful, coherent and of high quality. Furthermore, the training methods and tools that have been used were very clear, effective and creative. The schedule was well organized and well implemented, and certainly not tiring. The spaces that the sessions took place were comfortable and we were enabled to collaborate and cooperate easily and creatively. Our tutor was communicative, effective, efficient speaker and had a great experience in didactic methods. In addition his instructive way had a great transferability potential.

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Replied by ENJOY ITALY on 27.08.2018 18:03

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