The 4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in Schools - Florence

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Long heralded as key competences for 21st century learners, the ”Four Cs” (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Cllaboration) are often embraced in theory yet stump educators in practice. Creativity and Critical Thinking represent inseparable attitudes and abilities for innovation which, contrary to popular belief, CAN be learned, taught and implemented in any classroom.

Communication and Collaboration are fundamental life skills that students can draw from in their everyday experiences at school and shape their ability to live, connect with others and work well in their future. The “Four Cs” strengthen our learners’ ability to find their place – professionally, personally, socially - in today’s fast changing world, while fostering other life-enhancing Cs: curiosity, confidence, caring and cooperation.

This course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge, the know-how and the confidence to incorporate these stimulating skills into their curriculum and school environment. In a true learn-by-doing environment, course participants will gain greater knowledge about what these competences entail and not only how to teach them, but first and foremost how to tap into their own ability to create, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to collaborate well with others.

Detailed Learning Outcomes:

- to gain a clear understanding of the creative process and experience it first-hand
- to think critically and get the most out of today's information overload
- to experience more effective communication abilities and techniques
- to broaden collaborative opportunities in the classroom and encourage it in all aspects of the school community
- to live a true international team building experience



Cultural Activities Included: All our courses in Florence include 2 City Guided Tours and a 1 day Tuscan Excursion to be chosen among options.

Course organiser
Europass Teacher Academy
Location
Florence / Firenze, Italy


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Upcoming sessions

27.01.2020 > 01.02.2020 (ID: 92550, Confirmed))
24.02.2020 > 29.02.2020 (ID: 92549, Confirmed))
23.03.2020 > 28.03.2020 (ID: 92548)
27.04.2020 > 02.05.2020 (ID: 92557, Confirmed))
25.05.2020 > 30.05.2020 (ID: 92556, Confirmed))
22.06.2020 > 27.06.2020 (ID: 92555, Confirmed))
27.07.2020 > 01.08.2020 (ID: 92554)
24.08.2020 > 29.08.2020 (ID: 92553, Confirmed))
28.09.2020 > 03.10.2020 (ID: 92552)
26.10.2020 > 31.10.2020 (ID: 92551)
23.11.2020 > 28.11.2020 (ID: 92558)

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Attended 25.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed learning in an unbelievable city!!!

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Thank you for your comment, Athina! See you again at Europass!

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Replied by Europass Teacher Academy on 11.12.2019 16:38
Attended 23.09.2019 - 28.09.2019

Being a participant of the 4Cs course in Florence was one of the most memorable experiences of my professional life. Susan Gagliano, the course leader, is not only a passionate teacher, but also a wonderful person. She inspired us to think about and helped us to explore our strenghts and talents we did not believe we had. And we had so much fun! I returned full of enthusiasm to encourage my students to fulfill their natural need to communicate and cooperate and to create the atmosphere for sharing ideas so we can learn from each other more. I recommend to all teachers and other school staff who feel an urge to change something, it is a perfect place to start.

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Thank you for your review, Jana! Your recommendations give us the strength to keep improving as educators.

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Replied by Europass Teacher Academy on 11.12.2019 16:40
Attended 25.02.2019 - 02.03.2019

It was a great experience at Europass. The course was very interesting and I've learned many things about communication skills. The atmosphere created by our teacher, Susan Gagliano, was extraordinary and favored learning in a fun and easy way. I will definitely want to repeat the experience.

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Attended 22.10.2018 - 27.10.2018

The course, the teacher and the group was lots of fun!

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Attended 02.10.2017 - 07.10.2017

The 4Cs Course led by Susan Gagliano is the perfect way how to connect the nice and useful things together. Susan is very pleasant and proffessional lecturer. The lessons are perfectly developed all in critical thinking way that is naturally applied in any step/method she uses. The course involves all we as teachers need in the education of 21st century. It’s fun, motivating, educative, and definitely worth attending… In the end, you want it to happen again ♥️.

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Attended 26.11.2018 - 01.12.2018

Attending the course was an opportunity for me to acquire knowledge and to reflect on the topic. We worked in a very good group of teachers from all over Europe, sharing experience, ideas and team activities but siteseeing as well. A communicative instructor, kind and always willing to support, and an excellent guide at some non touristic sights of the unique Florence are only a small part of my memories. I defineteley recommend this well organized course and would be delighted to register for another one at the institute.

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Attended 23.04.2018 - 28.04.2018

I had a wonderfull week in Florence attending this course "The 4 Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration in Schools". A small group of friends from schools in Europe, so willing to share their experiences, anxieties and thoughts. A great coordinator and trainer, Suzan Galiano, who knows how to inspire and motivate you for the best.

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Attended 22.10.2018 - 27.10.2018

I had a Fantastic week in a fantastic city with the most fantastic and charming teacher Susan Gagliano- very professional trainer. Very well organised, structured course about creative and critical thinking, collaboration and communication

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Attended 22.10.2018 - 27.10.2018

Very useful and great organised courses. I really liked the ideas of creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. These ideas I will use in my work and share with my colleagues. Our head trainer Susan Gagliano was an amazing teacher. I am very thankful for your intresting courses.

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Attended 27.08.2018 - 01.09.2018

I recommend the course “The 4 Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration”. I had a great time with the most attractive and emotional teacher - Susan Gagliano. Very useful information for our future work with students. This course includes innovative methods that prepare students for the most important skills.

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Attended 27.08.2018 - 01.09.2018

The course was well-organised and the trainer was very open-minded, knowledgeable and well-prepared. I have many ideas for dissemination activities as well as work with my students.

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