“I liked the teachers….both were friendly, qualified…and very expressive and organised..knew what are the basic issues ….THANK YOU FOR THE NICE AND LEARNING HOURS!!!! ”
“It was nice to see how “easy” collaborating cross countries can be done. More or less I have a concrete lesson plan to take home – a topic we have put into our curriculum from the beginning takes form and we have added another international dimension to it.”
“Nicely organized course, very useful materials”
“You are brilliant as teachers with a lot of interesting ideas, examples and concrete ways of bringing the international dimension into our classroom”
“I was very satisfied, with all the elements provided.”
“I think it was very hands on and I loved the new inputs I got.”
“The course title and the content correspond to each other. The first two days were quite theoretical, and I was familiar with most of the concepts already. The last three days were more about working with concrete ideas and tools, which I liked the best.”
“The course exceeded my expectations. In addition to the discussions on the global dimension, some of the tools introduced and used were very relevant.”
“Motivating teachers, who are really into international dimension and its aspects. Lots of concrete and useful examples of what the international dimension actually means.
I was really worried, that this theme was not for me, but now I am ready and motivated to take on the challenges.”
“It opened a door for me in order to collaborate cross country and sectoral. Engaged trainers and participants.”
“In my 20 years of teaching, and numerous teacher training courses, this is by far the best one!”
“You are so reflexive and well-prepared – and that was shining all the way through the course”
“2 inspiring ladies who really burns for their project and ideas and are able to transfer the energy to us.”
“Now I know excatly what to do and how to do to start working international. I got all the right tools to get started.”
“The content, level and perspective to the objectives of the course, were theoretically and practically well rounded.”
Teacher Training Courses
The role of teachers today is to prepare students for life in a globalised 21st century. Society today is rapidly changing and so are the expectations that await young people as they enter the job market. Expectations as to what teachers should be teaching are also changing, drastically so! This requires teachers to acquire these new competences in order to be able to teach them to others, often without support or assitance. But are these new competences easily acquired, when there is a curriculum to follow, students to deal with and worry about, cooperation with colleagues to keep in mind and a strict schedule to mark papers and plan for lessons?
Spending hours upon hours of your own free time on the computer or reading books on the latest trends in didactics and pedagogy in the search of inspiration can be done. But the results can be mixed, and the work load involved when trying to add new and interesting angles to your content can be substantial. Experimenting on your own, without a network or a safe platform where experiences and ideas can be exchanged can be a challenging experience and can sometimes feel like an uphill battle.
Developping your own competences in new areas can be done, and is encouraged, but finding other colleagues who are doing the same can be an asset for you. Therefor finding a chance to take part in workshops and meeting like-minded people to network, share experiences and inspiration with can help you find the confidence to continue on the right track.