"Consciously we teach what we know, unconsciously we teach who we are." Hamachek, 1999

segunda-feira, 21 de setembro de 2015

Development Work V - Teacher Traning Kick Off

Hello my friends!
Last Saturday we started our teacher training here in Confresa - MT!
35 Teachers from 12 different institutions were present on the first class where we could start the topic: Student-Centered Learning.

We discussed a little about the differences between Brazilian and Finish Educational Systems, they asked a lot of questions about education in Finland and I was happy because I could answer them all. I think it was very good that I visited a lot of Basic schools in Tampere because many of the teachers are teachers of the primary and secondary schools.
After this discussion we did the OPERA method about Skills and competences for the 21st century and the result was very nice, they think that social skills, responsibility, humanity and knowledge are essential for the life and work in the 21st century.

After this we did a new kind of method that I've adapted based on the Problem-based Learning. 
I chose 3 people to take notes but these people couldn't participate of the discussion and after every topic they could summarize the whole discussion. The theme was "How can we help the students to achieve these competences (social skills, critical thinking, leadership...)?"

Again it was a very nice discussion and I think I could achieve my goals.
After this we could discuss a little about learning environment, how can we improve our classrooms to help students to achieve these competences and skills that we've discussed.
And below you can see the video I showed to them about modern learning environments.

There are 97 people in the whole course, and we split them in three different classes.
After all it was very good to start this teacher training. I will continue posting here some notes about the classes.
Thank you for reading.

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  1. Thank you, Bruno, for sharing this! I'm really happy to see that you are applying the methods you learnt in Finland and developing them further! I look forward to your next post!

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