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In-service teacher training program


Welcome to the course "Everyday Creativity"!

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Within the EVERYDAY CREATIVITY project the Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä. provided a blended (online and on-site) in-service training for teachers between September 2018 and April 2019.

20 teachers took part in the course from four countries: Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Romania.

By this website we would like to offer open access to the core training materials so that all interested teachers can use them to develop creativity and cooperation in their schools.

As teachers will use this training course autonomously (without the involvement of trainers or facilitators), the trainings task are formulated as self-reflective questions. However we  encourage teachers to search for cooperation with their teacher colleagues and discuss the questins and tasks in their school communities.

Development areas of the training:

● Learning space and multi-sensory teaching
● Developing applicable skills through teaching
● Organization of interaction and technology in the school
● Connecting different subjects in learning and teaching (e.g. multidisciplinary,
interdisciplinary education)

Thematic modules:

1. Promoting co-operation among teachers
○ finding cooperation partners in your school
○ implementing shared projects across subject boundaries
○ initiating change, starting innovation
2. Creative ways of teaching and learning
○ possibilities of innovation
○ ways to adapt novel methods and approaches to your own teaching.
3. A pedagogically conscious creation and use of resources and materials
○ adapting materials to the needs of diverse learning groups
○ understanding the background and purposes of pedagogical action
4. Developing learner-centered indoor and outdoor environments
○ involving learners into designing their learning environment
○ understanding what learners really need and adjust teaching to that
○ being playful and relaxed during the development process
5. Engagement and motivation of learners, teachers and parents for innovation
○ involving parents and other members of the learners' family into the learning
○ enhancing interaction between learners, teachers and family members

Time allocation

This online course will  require min 30 hours of work (to read the recommended literature, watch the videos, reflect anda eventually discuss the topics with your colleagues.