The course is aimed at teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, career coaches, and heads of education institutions. The course will provide participants with a range of teaching approaches and strategies that are learner-centered and that improve the quality of the teaching and learning process.

The course is focused on encouraging and developing creativity, creative and critical thinking, as well as project-based learning, with the overarching aim of increasing learner autonomy and motivation. The course will not only challenge participants’ own creativity, but also provide them with innovative and ready to use strategies and activities that will spark and develop creativity in any learning environment.

Participants will have an opportunity to develop and expand their personal and professional competences, as well as build confidence in promoting innovative and active pedagogies.


After completing the course, participants will have/be able to:

  • use different approaches and activities to develop their own and learners’ creativity and creative thinking
  • use drama and theatre related activities in the classroom
  • apply different strategies to encourage critical and lateral thinking in their students
  • use student-centered teaching approaches in the classroom
  • analyse and identify modern trends in assessment
  • use different approaches and activities to conduct peer and self-assessment with their learners
  • apply effective strategies to encourage learner autonomy and metacognition
  • meet colleagues from other European countries, share experiences and examples of good practice


Day 1:

  • presentation of the training institution, trainers, and participants
  • introduction to the programme
  • introduction to 21st century skills

Day 2:

  • creative thinking
  • lateral and parallel thinking
  • critical thinking

Day 3:

  • student-centered teaching approaches
  • project-based learning
  • enquiry-based learning

Day 4:

  • continuous, formative, and summative assessment
  • modern trends in assessment
  • peer and self-assessment

Day 5:

  • learning to learn – encouraging metacognition
  • learner autonomy
  • theatre and drama in education
  • closing and evaluation of the course


  • teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
  • teacher trainers
  • career coaches and counsellors
  • heads of education institutions

Course dates:

10/06 – 14/06/2019

17/06 – 21/06/2019

24/06 – 28/06/2019

10/06 – 14/06/2020

17/06 – 21/06/2020

24/06 – 28/06/2020

01/07 – 05/07/2019

08/07 – 12/07/2019

01/07 – 05/07/2020

08/07 – 12/07/2020

26/08 – 30/08/201926/08 – 30/08/2020
02/09 – 06/09/201902/09 – 06/09/2020

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Adult Education Institution Dante
Address: Pomerio 23, Rijeka, Croatia
PIC number: 947034281
phone: 00385 51 321 336

To find out more how to get to Rijeka and where to stay, please click here