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Courses start on:

14 July 2024

Pula, Croatia

1 December 2024

Vienna, Austria

13 July 2025

Pula, Croatia

30 November 2025

Vienna, Austria

 

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

 

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO TEACHING THROUGH LITERATURE - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those interested in use of interactive and interdisciplinary approach to teaching literature. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

 

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons and presentations of examples of good practice as well as discussions and experience comparisons. Participants will learn about interactive, interdisciplinary approach to teaching literature through workshops, simulations and action learning. Some other tools used will consist of project work, role play, laboratory practice, reflection and evaluation.

 

Objectives

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential other arts and sciences have in approach to literary work.

  • Improving the participants’ pedagogical competences.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Understanding of the potential and opportunities of drawing and art activities for analysis and reflection.

  • Understanding of the way drama and theatre techniques can offer a way into the literary work.

  • Learning to use Dorothy Heathcote's framing and distancing devices to approach, analyze and reflect on literary works.

  • Learning drama and theatre techniques and methods to use in teaching literature.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for teaching literature through digital storytelling, drama methods and art workshops.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of interactive and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching literature in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people interdisciplinary approaches and teaching literature in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture which will be presented during the course. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (50 hours) 800 €

7 day programme (35 hours) 560 €

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Finding a way into the book with drama techniques (part 1/2)

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Finding a way into the book with drama techniques (part 2/2)

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Digital story-telling and narrative building

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in literature oriented projects, e-Twinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Finding a way into the book with drama techniques (part 1/2)

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Finding a way into the book with drama techniques (part 2/2)

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Digital story-telling and narrative building

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in literature oriented projects, e-Twinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Reflection on the book through art expression

   Day 10

Framing and Distancing devices of Dorothy Heathcote (part 1/2)

   Day 11

Framing and Distancing devices of Dorothy Heathcote (part 2/2)

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

Quick links

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