THE SIX COMPETENCIES: CREATIVITY, COMMUNICATION, CRITICAL THINKING, COLLABORATION, CITIZENSHIP AND CONNECTIVITY FOR THE FUTURE EDUCATION
The 6c’s course is aimed at teachers of all levels. The course provides innovative and engaging tools to integrate the 6 global competencies in education, taking into account the content of your lessons, and your curriculum. You will be trained on how to understand the learning process of the mind and through our collaborative approach, encourage the heart in each other, as well as in our students.
All the techniques of the course will empower you to create experiences in your classroom to develop in the students not only the 6 c’s but also strong and successful minds, all while building cooperative learning and 21st Century skills.
The techniques you will learn in this course will empower you to create experiences that will not only strengthen the 6 c's in your students, but also help them to develop strong minds, and enhance their cooperative learning and 21st Century skills.
The key purpose of educational institutions is to prepare children for their future jobs. However, the problem educational institutions are facing is that the future of today’s children can be so unpredictable and the jobs of tomorrow are still being created. Students will be required to be creative and have problem-solving skills to be able to adapt to these constant changes. The skills that will be necessary for future employment cannot be evaluated by standardized tests and they are not yet being part of the curriculum. That’s why teachers need to foster new skills in the classrooms, and that is what this course provides.
The course includes a variety of strategies to work on: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, citizenship/culture and character education/connectivity. During the development of the course, we will work collaboratively on some very useful practical activities that can be implemented in your classroom. In addition, you will explore some great learning ideas that have already been put into practice!
The main course objective is to deeply learn and develop the 6 c’s in the classroom, as well as, to build up a strong foundation to implement project based learning in the future. The course material has been improved and adapted to be taught in different languages, environments, and educational systems. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English.
The 6 c’s course will have daily motivational activities, brainstorming, working in pairs and groups, simulations and networking, not only in the classroom but also in outdoor activities. The course has been structured on practical, funny and very stimulating activities, so that participants can put into action the acquired knowledge.
The course will transform every teacher to guide their students into becoming competent citizens. It will have lectures, seminars, workshops, and daily assignment support to ensure full comprehension of the content of the course. In addition, participants will work to create and share a large number of documents that will become the basis of their course materials. Using these materials, teachers will be able to successfully implement this new methodology in fun and interesting ways with their pupils, inside and outside of the classroom.
Our experienced trainers will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants. We organize networking and cultural activities in order to give participants the opportunity to exchange best-practices and establish professional cooperation and links. These activities will include not only participants of this course but also other participants from different courses of PMS ERASMUS PLUS. You will have the opportunity to engage in professional networking and cooperation with other PMS ERASMUS PLUS participants also.
At the end of the course, the company will provide the participants an attendance certificate including detailed information about the course, e.g. title, program and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.
In this course, participants will…
-Dig deep into the 6 c’s and understand the value of these future educational skills.
-Settle a class environment where the 6c’s can take place.
-Help the students to understand how they learn and what type of support they need to make progress.
-Guide students through a process of self-reflection.
-Justify the advantages of implementing the 6 c’s and the social emotional learning outside of the academic benefits.
-Put in action motivational activities in class, online or outdoors.
-Make contacts with new partners interested in developing European projects through specific networking activities.
The manager of the company usually welcomes participants on Sunday afternoon and gives them all the information about courses and Erasmus week. The main training activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. Moreover, participants will be able to explain their own school and Erasmus project to the rest of participants in the beginning of the week and, after that, work all together to set up future eTwinnings or even Job Shadowing. On another note, participants will be involved in cultural activities held by the company during afternoon time. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation on Friday or Saturday morning, depending on the participants' departure time, and the delivery of the certificates of attendance. Here you have below the standard indicative daily programme of the course.
DAY 1 – SUNDAY. WELCOMING.
Meeting and greeting.
Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city.
Reception of all course material.
DAY 2 – MONDAY. CRITICAL THINKING AND COLLABORATION
Brief presentation of the course and its target by the end of the week.
The 5w questions about the 6c’s.
Critical thinking and collaboration.
Free cultural activity included in course fees: guided visit to the city.
DAY 3 – TUESDAY. COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVITY
Communication. Active listening.
Teach the heart to reach the brain. Communicate emotions.
Curiosity and creativity. Key to success.
Workshop: group project that will be presente at the end of the training
Cultural activity: guided visit to the best Museum of the city.
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY. CITIZENSHIP AND CONNECTIVITY
Citizenship/culture and character education or connectivity.
Genius hour. Challenge based learning.
Collaborative learning: group work to start projects.
Workshop: group project that will be presented at the end of the training.
DAY 5 – THURSDAY. NETWORKING DAY.
Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1or KA2 PROJECT
Networking activity: Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or KA229 PROJECT.
Optional cultural package: it depends of the city where the course is running, PMS ERASMUS PLUS will offer an optional package just to encourage networking and to know much more about cultural and historical from the country where you stay.
DAY 6 – FRIDAY. MASTERING THE 6C’S.
Collaborative workshop. Each team will present its project.
DAY 7 – SATURDAY. SUM UP.
Releasing of official course certifications.
The course will attend editions during 2023 in following dates:
COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING
The cost of the seven day course is 560€ and includes course fees, free cultural activities in the city during the week and certification of attendance. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen the relationship between all participants.
The training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that covers all the costs of the course.