Personal Learning– Learner-Centered teaching methods

Learn how to integrate student centered teaching methods into your classroom.

In this hands-on course, we will look at:

  • Project and phenomenon Based Learning (PBL, PhBL)
  • individual learning paths and Flipped Learning.
  • Formative assessment

You will learn and understand what these theories include and go over useful tools, methods and share best practices. But even more importantly, you will gain hands-on experience and develop your skills by working in groups, and creating your own project or teaching experiment. In the course we will approach topics in a concrete way and look at ways to make the course work relate to your personal project.

Duration: 5 Days (Mon-Fri)

Price: 

Course fee: 350€ per participant. (70€/day, covered by the “course fee” portion of your KA1- grant)
Administrative fee: 130€ per participant.
(covered by the “Organisational support” portion of your KA1- grant)

Ask for group discount for groups of 4+

Included:

  • Course materials and activities
  • Airport/railway station pick-up and drop off to your hotel

Not included:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Food

These expenses are covered by  “Individual Support” and “Travel costs” in your Erasmus grant

Day 1

Introductions, schedules, an overview of the week and getting to know everyone. Individual presentations and discussion on the course topics. A short introduction on the topics of PhBL, PBL and Flipped Learning, and how they are being applied in the Finnish education system.

Day 2

Group work, discussions and exercises on student centered teaching methods, evaluation and assessment methods.

Day 3

Benchmarking day. Getting to know the Finnish education system. School visit/Q&A with local headmaster. Continue with workshops

(School visit  can not be guaranteed  for all dates.)

Day 4

Learn in nature. Leisurely activities in a natural setting. A trip to the lake or the forest to see how teaching can be taken outside of the classroom.

Day 5

Project presentations, wrap-up. Diplomas and farewells.

*Schedules and workshops are subject to change

Course dates

12.10-16.10.2020

15.2-19.2.2021

6.12-10.12.2021

JANI PIIROINEN

An award-winning math and physics teacher with passion for technology, Jani is interested in individual, personalized and flipped learning and has been working with these methods in his classroom for years. Jani has a Master’s degree in Science, and currently teaches math, science and technology in lower secondary school. His specialties also include Project Based Learning, personalized learning paths, making instructional videos, and phenomenon based learning.