Experiential Learning Methods for Teaching Staff

The course is designed to provide an educational and methodological update on teaching methods based on the Experiential Learning Approach. The use of these methodologies in a class ensures a significant contribution to the learning of any subject and they could be generally applicable to all teaching contexts, being very useful especially in multicultural or complex classroom. The Experiential Learning Approach allows to:

1. Enhance the learners’ non-formal and informal skills;                                     

2. Develop the students’ ability to learn independently;

3. Teach the students to solve problems autonomously;

4. Develop an aptitude for teamwork and collaboration among the students;

5. Stimulate and motivate the students.

Since the creation of experiential activities in classroom requires specific practical skills, the various modules comprising the course will focus on a pragmatic learning approach. It will enable the participants to understand the group dynamics developed using experiential teaching models and to appreciate how to organize the class, taking advantages in using these methods. Also, participants will be trained to recognize the possible difficulties affecting the educative process and to find solutions to create effective and motivating activities for students. The methodology used for the course will be primarily based on practical activities inspired by experiential teaching, with practical simulations, analysis, discussion and exchange of experiences and good practices among participants.

TARGET Teachers, trainers, instructors of any subject matter and class who work both in public and private schools or in training centers. Aspiring teachers, trainers or instructors of any subject matter or class.

DURATION 30 hours.

EXPERT Dr. Cristiano Sanna.

Dr. Cristiano Sanna, graduated in 2001 with specialization in paleoanthropology , in 2006 obtains the Researcher doctoral degree in Anthropology. In  2007 develops research activities collaborating with the Universities of Bologna and Milano. In 2008 begins to work as language teacher and trainer for teachers. In 2010 he was a leading trainer for the Grundtvig "Teaching Languages" course. In the years 2013-2015 participates as an expert teacher in the transnational training sessions for experiential methods provided by the LLP Projects Program, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation "PATIE - Psychodrama as Tool in Education", Erasmus Plus Program KA1 Mobility "PATIVET - Psycodramas as Tool in Vocational Educational Training".