Fundamental Know - How for Effective Teaching


The prospective participants will receive a list of materials (studies, books, articles, etc.) along with websites connected to the course content. Support information and detailed programme will be provided. Via e-mail a questionnaire will be sent to the participants in order to indicate their professional requirements, interests and expectations related to the subject of the course. They will be asked to prepare short Power-Point Presentation, showing their institution and/or their own experience in the subject matter of the training event.


  • Making  teaching both more effective and more efficient, by helping teachers to create the conditions that support students’ learning;
  • Applying  multiple tasks and goals simultaneously and flexibly;
  • Acquiring relevant knowledge about students and using that knowledge to inform the course design and classroom teaching.
  • Synthesizing students’ learning in responding to the subject/question by pulling evidence from multiple disciplines and responding  in a variety of ways;
  • Specifying the learning expectations regarding learning objectives and policies;
  • Helping students to learn more and to perform better;
  • Providing  students with clear target to aim for and enable them to monitor their progress along the way of learning;
  • Prioritizing the knowledge and skills to focus on: Recognizing the parameters of the course (e.g., class size, students’ backgrounds and experiences, course position in the curriculum sequence, number of course units); Setting teachers’ priorities for student learning; Determining a set of objectives that can be reasonably accomplished;
  • Recognizing and overcoming teachers’ expert weak points;
  • Assuming appropriate teaching roles to support the learning goals;
  • Progressively enhance the teaching methods based on reflection and feedback from students;
  • Developing meaningful links among the fields in ways that intrigue and motivate both teacher and students;
  • Evolving ability to make comparisons that bridge branches of study, span eras, and encourage the application of knowledge;
  • Developing habits of mind that can last a lifetime and guide learning and creative thinking;
  • Organizing efficiently homework, study space and time;
  • Applying Interactive Tools in the Classroom for achieving the educational objectives and for increasing the communication and collaboration among students and teacher, for amplifying  the range of resources available to students;
  • Providing students with multiple ways of presenting their ideas and opinions;
  • Using interdisciplinary approach in the classroom as a team-taught enhancement of student performance, an integration of methodology and pedagogy, and a much needed lifelong learning skills;
  • Improving students’ educational performance by effectively engaging their creativity and imagination in learning, forming abilities to think “out of the box”;
  • Helping students to become excited by learning;
  • Realizing that thinking is most deeply and energetically engaged when  imagination and emotions are in play and actually accomplishing this within the mainstream academic curriculum;
  • Understanding that cognitive tools can develop the level of understanding while making school subjects more engaging and meaningful to students;
  • Bringing out the most creative thinking in the classes.



The methodological approach involves:

  • Group Discussions;
  • Questioning;
  • Lesson Planning;
  • Problem-Solving Activities;
  • Brainstorming;
  • Audio-Visual Presentations;
  • Buzz Sessions;
  • Role-Playing;
  • Reflective Inquiry;
  • Small Group Work;
  • Debates;
  • Creative and Collaborative Activities



A mailing list of participants will be created after the course and they will be encouraged to remain in contact with the trainers and with their fellow participants, as long as to establish future partnerships and projects, related to LLP. Self-evaluation materials will be provided. At the end of the course the participants will accomplish a questionnaire in order to get a detailed feedback for the effectiveness of the training event. They will be asked to present an action agenda on the method of implementing the key learning points into their professional practice. A Facebook group will be formed for discussions and sharing of ideas and good practices after the workshop. The participants will be given the opportunity to transmit the knowledge and experience achieved to their colleagues and by this to assist in the dissemination of the leaning results and outcomes.  


Programme of training activities day-by-day:

Day 1 – SUNDAY

Arrival and accommodation at the hotel: Ice – breaking meeting

Day 2 – MONDAY

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and registration

10:00 – 11:00 Principles of Teaching and Learning (1 hour)

11:00 – 13:00 Teacher Advisor (2 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 Guided City Tour


09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 11:00 Teaching as a multifaceted human activity (1 hour)

11:00 – 13:00 Techniques for Creative Teaching (3 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative; Kinds of Understanding and Cognitive Tools (3 hours)


09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 13:00 Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach (3 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 School Climate and its Influence over Students’ Learning and Achievements (3 hours)


09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 13:00 Problem Solving Classroom (3 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Active Learning (2 hours)

16:00 – 17:00The concept of Inquiry-based Learning (1 hour)

Day 6 – FRIDAY

09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 12:00 Inquiry Learning in the Classroom (2 hours)

12:00 – 13:00 Inquiry-based Lesson Planning (1 hour)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 Five key ingredients for improving students’ motivation (3 hours)

Days 7/8 – SATURDAY and SUNDAY

Free time to visit places of interest in UK/Spain, nearby the location of the course

Day 9 – MONDAY

09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 12:00 Standards for Good Teaching (2 hours)

12:00 – 13:00 Learning Styles: Practical, Logical, Enthusiastic and Imaginative (1 hour)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 Lesson Methodologies; Teaching Guides and Strategies (3 hours)

Day 10 – TUESDAY

09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 12:00 Cooperative Learning and Lateral Thinking (2 hours)

12:00 – 13:00 Cognitive Tools in Teaching (1 hour)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 Collaborative Learning Techniques (1 hour)

15:00 – 17:00 Feedback, course evaluation and dissemination focus

Day 11 – WEDNESDAY Departure day