Art Therapy Education

SummarySince psychologists and educators understood the potential of creative thinking as a teaching tool, education and creativity have gone hand in hand. Art therapy can be defined as cognitive therapy carried out through the creative process. It is a relatively new discipline that keeps changing and defining itself as new uses for it are found and as the times change. The broad and dynamic needs of pupils have been successfully met by art therapy services in schools. Students have benefited from the ability of art-making to reestablish healthy…

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Digital stories in the classroom

SummaryStorytelling has always played a vital role in history, but the manner in which it has been done have changed with every culture. Personal narrative has been utilized to convey historical events since the oral histories spoken by bards in ancient courts, through the works of scribes during the Renaissance, through newspapers, CNN, and now the Internet. Students and teachers may now narrate stories using voice, text, graphics, audio, and video thanks to digital storytelling, which mixes tradition with technology.PurposeVideo art is a modern art genre that primarily…

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Creative writing for creative teaching

SummaryStorytelling is a human need that occurred since our ancestors used to live in caves. While storytelling is a way of communication it is also a way of cultivating creativity, transforming ideas, discovering things and transmitting knowledge.Tompkins (1982) suggests 7 reasons why children should write stories (these reasons, of course, also apply to writing poetry): 1) to entertain; 2) to foster artistic expression; 3) to explore the functions and values of writing; 4) to stimulate imagination; 5) to clarify thinking; 6) to search for identity; and 7) to…

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Moodle on Teaching

Summary Online learning, is a form of education in which the main elements include physical separation of teachers and students during instruction and the use of various technologies to facilitate student-teacher and student-student communication. Through the years, globalization, spread of knowledge and ideas and development of internet and digital means have made online learning a most important tool for education. Especially nowadays during a global pandemic, the demands for so-called "social distancing" have led fatally to the search for solutions at a distance. Nevertheless online learning is more…

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CLILing with Art and (in) Nature

Summary Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of the students into lifelong learners and active citizens who will take personal and collective responsibility to support themselves and the “different others” to live with dignity and self-respect in any multicultural environment they will potentially live within an unpedictably evolving globalized ‘risk society’ (Giddens, 1990; Beck 1992). Education with a holistic perspective uses Art and Nature in an active ClILing mode to liberate students’ imagination and creativity and make teaching and learning a unique developmental experience…

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Modern Teaching Methods (2 WEEK)

Collaborative Learning, Spaced Learning, Flipped Classroom, Gamification, VAK teaching Summary Teaching style is changing through the years and especially nowadays due to the pandemic and the rapidly pushed increase of technology. Opposite to the memorization and same vintage recitation exercise to teach the students, now with modern teaching techniques, interactive strategies of teaching are introduced and its resultsare already being seen. In today’s rapidly changing world, teaching has become very much advanced and teaching institutes have now taken up advanced teaching methods to manage student in a classroom.…

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3D Printing and Robotics in Education

Summary 3D printers are receiving a lot of interest in the educational space, and are frequently cited as a new catalyst for learning. Certainly, this revolutionary technology is helping teachers to reach a level of student engagement that is almost impossible to recreate from a textbook. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive…

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DISTANCE EDUCATION – Digital Tools and Methods for a Flexible and Modern Education

Distance learning, also called distance education, e-learning, and online learning, is a form of education in which the main elements include physical separation of teachers and students during instruction and the use of various technologies to facilitate student-teacher and student-student communication. Distance education was born and founded with the aim of democratizing access to educational practice. For many years it was a meeting place for trainees who needed flexibility or where unable to physically attend the lessons. Through the years, globalization, spread of knowledge and ideas and development…

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Confronting Cyber-Bullying In Schools

The behavior of young people on the Internet is simply an extension and reflection of the attitudes and forms of discrimination adults models on a regular basis in the physical world. Online activities that support communications for interpersonal, recreation, commercial, education, and government purposes have enabled variations of so-called Internet culture to emerge throughout the amorphous realm of cyberspace where youth and adults interact in ways that extend their activities, experiences, and associations. They do so in largely unmonitored, unregulated, and unsanctioned ways. What a person would rarely…

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ICT IN EDUCATION – Towards a digital and inclusive pedagogy

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used in every step of education. Educators and students face a great challenge and have to cover a distance that separates the knowledge and skills given by schools, today, from the knowledge and skills necessary for the future of the citizens of the emerging knowledge society. Moreover, ICT under pedagogical conditions can be one of the most important tools for educators and students to develop cognitive, social and technological skills in order to be able to…

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