Linking Creative Learning with Interdisciplinary Approach


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.


Developing Know-How for:

  • Applying Methodology and Language from more than one discipline to examine a central theme, topic, issue, problem, or work;
  • Learning over the course of a curriculum;
  • Bringing  students to a new awareness of the meaningful connections that exist among the disciplines;
  • Synthesizing students’ learning in responding to the subject/question by pulling evidence from multiple disciplines and responding  in a variety of ways;
  • Presenting content, skills and thinking processes, and assessments through exploring connections among the disciplines;
  • Have a positive impact on teaching styles and on relationships with both colleagues and 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;
  • Using an invigorating approach to old content;
  • Developing habits of mind that can last a lifetime and guide learning and creative thinking.;
  • Amplifying  effective units and forming  a sense of collegiality and enthusiasm that would not be achieved if they are working in isolation;
  • Developing  of higher-order thinking skills;
  • 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 a new understanding of how knowledge grows in the mind, and how our imagination works and changes during our lives;
  • 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 five kinds of understanding while making school subjects more engaging and meaningful to students;
  • Bringing out the most creative thinking in the classes.



The methodological approach implicates:

  • Brainstorming
  • Group Discussions;
  • Questioning;
  • Lesson Planning ;
  • Problem-Solving Activities;
  • Buzz Sessions;
  • Role-Playing;
  • Reflective Inquiry;
  • Small Group Work;
  • Debates.



 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 – 12:00 Principles of Teaching and Learning (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 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 – 12:00 The connection between Creative and Interdisciplinary Learning; Why Teach with an Interdisciplinary Approach? (2 hours)

12:00 – 13:00 Step-by-step guide to interdisciplinary curriculum design: Introduction (1 hour)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Assessing the students’ characteristics and Defining the Classroom setting (2 hours)

16:00 – 17:00 Brainstorming Session (1 hour)


09:30 – 10:00 Team-building session

10:00 – 13:00 Seven Steps of the Interdisciplinary Planning Process (3 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Interdisciplinary Learning Analysis (2 hours)

16:00 – 17:00 Examples of Topics, Themes, Enduring Understandings, and Essential Questions (1 hour)

Day 6 – FRIDAY

09:00 – 11:00 The Link between Creativity and Interdisciplinary Approach (2 hours)

11:00 – 13:00 Interdisciplinary and Creative Thinking in Action (2 hours)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Sharing practice about Creative and

Interdisciplinary Learning (2 hours)

16:00 – 17:00 Feedback, course evaluation and dissemination focus (1 hour)


Departure day