ERASMUS+ KA1 COURSE
Interactive Teaching – Educational Games, Outdoor Activities, New Technology
As a result of attending this Erasmus+ 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 WEB 2.0 tools, outdoor activities and educational games. At the same time, they will gain more confidence as English users.
Description of the training event
This course has been designed for teachers of different subjects who wish to find out new interactive methods of teaching. It provides the following resources: computer and non-computer games, outdoor activities, and WEB 2.0 tools in education. Its main objective is to help teachers create a motivating 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 with the school 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 they are ‘proficient’ users of mobile devices it seems only logical to align today’s classrooms with the way our students 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 need? 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 most popular and useful. We chose them based on our teaching experience and also on that of our participants.
Combining new technology, outdoor activities and educational games with traditional classroom instruction can without any doubts enhance the learning experience and create new opportunities for teachers and students together.
Teachers of different subjects
Career officers, educational guides and counsellors
Head teachers/managers of organisations offering adult education
Prior 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, outdoor activities, WEB 2.0 tools, their teaching backgrounds, ability of using a computer, level of course language.
Basic knowledge of main PC programmes and use of Internet
Knowledge of the language course: English
Internet resources for education
Outdoor activities: interaction beyond the classroom walls
Participants introduce their own teaching activities
* Detailed information regarding the programme and preparation for the course will be sent to granted participants.
This Erasmus+KA1 course will focus on the potential WEB 2.0 tools, outdoor activities and educational games have to create engaging student activities.
Participants are expected to play an active role. They will work in transnational groups during the course period.
Classes will be taught in a very practical way based on the “learning by doing” principle which is expected to stimulate attendees to make use of the newly acquired information.
During the last part of the course participants will share their own teaching experience related to educational games, outdoor activities and WEB 2.0 tools.
An evaluation questionnaire will be given to the participants to gather participants’ opinions about the training and its contents, logistic organisation, instructors, materials provided and asses to which extent the course managed to improve participants’ competences in the field of interactive and innovative teaching.
EUR 80 per day per participant. It includes course materials, help with needed documents, Certificate of Attendance and coffee breaks.
* We provide 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day sessions.
** Accommodation, meals, and 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.
2023 upcoming sessions - CONFIRMED
20.02.2023 – 24.02.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany (held)
24.04.2023 – 28.04.2023 ● Paris, France (fully booked)
04.05.2023 – 08.05.2023 ● Oslo, Norway (fully booked)
03.07.2023 – 07.07.2023 ● Paris, France (fully booked)
17.07.2023 – 21.07.2023 ● Oslo, Norway (fully booked)
07.08.2023 – 11.08.2023 ● Oslo, Norway (held)
25.09.2023 – 29.09.2023 ● Rome, Italy
09.10.2023 – 13.10.2023 ● Konstanz, Germany
30.10.2023 – 04.11.2023 ● Barcelona, Spain
27.11.2023 – 01.12.2023 ● Paris, France
04.12.2023 – 08.12.2023 ● Athens, Greece
2024 upcoming sessions - CONFIRMED
05.02.2024 – 09.02.2024 ● Konstanz, Germany
11.03.2024 – 15.03.2024 ● Athens, Greece
22.04.2024 – 26.04.2024 ● Paris, France
13.05.2024 – 17.05.2024 ● Athens, Greece
24.06.2024 – 28.06.2024 ● Frankfurt, Germany
01.07.2024 – 05.07.2024 ● Paris, France
15.07.2024 – 19.07.2024 ● Oslo, Norway
05.08.2024 – 09.08.2024 ● Oslo, Norway
23.09.2024 – 27.09.2024 ● Rome, Italy
07.10.2024 – 11.10.2024 ● Konstanz, Germany
04.11.2024 – 08.11.2024 ● Paris, France
02.12.2024 – 06.12.2024 ● Athens, Greece
*Other periods can be booked upon request for more than 5 participants.