Creativity as a Key Competence for the 21st Century
This course is for educators and other professionals in all sectors of education who would like to implement the creativity factor in their classes,
developing what is considered a fundamental skill for the 21st Century Learner, and discovering new tools to foster participation and to prevent
student drop out.
Specialised knowledge is not required except a basic knowledge of using Microsoft Office and using the Internet.
Participants need to be at a B1 level of English.
This hands-on, practical one-week course is aimed at professionals who would like to develop creativity in the classroom, school or other learning
environments. A wide range of free available methodologies and technologies is introduced and worked on during this course.
To enable the development of better creativity skills
To introduce an awareness of ways of integrating creativity within the class workflow through the appropriate teaching methodologies as
well as hands-on & experiential methods
To help teachers reflect on their own teaching methods in relation to creativity in the classroom today
To help participants experience hands-on a range of interesting tools, software and programmes which are available as freeware, & set up
activities linking methodology and creativity today
To further develop participants’ own language skills
To experience the cultural heritage of Malta with its bilingual linguistic environment
This course is taught interactively, with input sessions, and collaborative and group project work. Participants are actively involved in all sessions.
Input sessions are in the form of hands-on workshops and could involve brainstorming, analysis and at times problem-solving.
Sessions help participants set up tools and online applications in a scaffolded setting.
Participants are asked to reflect on the tools & activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge & skills, their approach to teaching
today’s students, and on adaptation of the use of the tools to their teaching & learning situations & contexts.
Exchange of participants’ own creativity and pedagogical knowledge is encouraged through discussion.
Participants’ own language skills are developed and feedback given where appropriate.
Participants are also introduced to appropriate websites related to the further development of their teaching skills & personal professional
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