How an effective classroom management can lead to students’ academic performances increase, to early school leaving decrease and to a positive communication environment
Language used for the training and materials: English
Teachers (Pre-School, Primary, Secondary, Vocational)
Description of the training event
This course has been designed especially for pre-school, primary, secondary teachers of different subjects, but could also be useful for teachers from vocational schools, for teacher trainers and head teachers. The course aims at depicting nowadays major challenges of classroom management and setting out practical ways of managing classroom by presenting alternatives to traditional approaches to classroom management. Are today’s students different from previous generations? Are teaching and classroom management more difficult than a few decades ago? If yes, in what way and for what reason(s)? If not, why so many teachers find managing classroom harder than before and experience so much stress during the school year? Why so many students dislike or even hate school? Why is it so hard to motivate and gain students attention for learning purposes? Are these only present-day problems or did they exist even when our parents and grandparents were students? By means of this course we will try to answer to these and to many other impromptu questions which might occur during discussions about classroom management theories and strategies. Starting from a brief review of landmark theories and theorists on discipline/ classroom management, we intend to organise practical activities meant to discover aspects of these theories in landmark movies about teaching and classroom management and in everyday teaching life. Thus, the course will also foster an exchange of good practices on classroom management between participants from different European countries.
- Previous to the beginning of the training the granted participants will be sent 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 innovative teaching methods, their teaching backgrounds, ability of using a computer, level of course language.
- They will also be sent the detailed programme of the course and a list of films which should be seen in order to start a further discussion about classroom management theories and strategies.
- Participants should have an English level of minimum A2 and should be able to surf the internet and to use Microsoft Word.
- to highlight the difference between authority and power in classroom as a starting point for an effective classroom management
- to set out the importance of an effective classroom management
- to bring forward the role of positive communication in building self-confidence and assertiveness in students
- to improve participants’ knowledge and way of dealing with classroom management and communication-related skills
- to develop participants’ teamwork skills by setting the frame for working in multinational groups
After participating in this training course, the participants will gain an extended insight on classroom management in general and on own class managing style, thus becoming capable of making improvements in their everyday teaching activity, if necessary. Additionally, they will have the opportunity of practising their English and of establishing connections with colleagues from other European countries which might be a starting point for further school partnerships and projects.
- The course will start with a brief review of major theories on classroom management and will focus on effective classroom management strategies as they occur in selected films and in everyday teaching activity of participants.
- The course sessions will be highly interactive consisting of workshops, debates, film analysis, and best practice exchange.
- Classes will be taught in a very practical way based on the “learning by doing” principle which is expected to stimulate attendees to both make use of the newly acquired information and enjoy taking part in course activities.
- During the last part of the course participants will be asked to propose and develop their own activities based on the information they gathered within the course time.
- An evaluation questionnaire will be given to the participants so as 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.
- Module 1: A brief insight into classroom management major theories; using educational games as tools for effective classroom management
- Module 2: Discipline – rules and strategies; preventing/ stopping misbehaviour in classroom; case study – comparative film analysis
- Module 3: How to help "difficult" students give up inappropriate behaviour, to increase their level of self-confidence, self-esteem and assertiveness, to improve their academic performances; case study – comparative film analysis
- Module 4: Best practice exchange – classroom management strategies
- Module 5: Using outdoor activities to make school a more attractive environment for students on the edge of dropping out;
Detailed information regarding the programme of the course and preparation will be sent to granted participants.
Participants will be helped for the entire course period with information regarding transport from/to the airport, accommodation, and meals.
For registration please check the sessions below and then fill in the form here
27.11.2017 - 01.12.2017; Konstanz/Zurich - held (participants from Italy, Poland, Portugal and Romania)
27.08.2018 - 31.08.2018; Oslo, Norway - held (participants from Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Spain)
19.08.2019 – 23.08.2019; Oslo, Norway - confirmed
10.08.2020 – 14.08.2020; Oslo, Norway