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 WHY AND HOW TO TURN YOUR SCHOOLS (AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS) INTO LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS: FOUNDATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Who is this course for?

Learning Organization is one of the most favorite concepts within European Education Policy at the moment. This course is aimed at leaders or possible leaders (directors/deputy directors, headmasters) as well as 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 who want to learn about the important concept of the Learning Organization and develop their competences. The course will focus on the emergence of the concept and its conceptualization and dimensions and its eventual implementation. 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 have the opportunity to get to know the theoretical background as well as go through a series of practical exercises in order to develop skills for the implementation of the Learning Organization in schools and other organizations. Some other tools used will consist of project work, role play, laboratory practice, use of new technologies, reflection and evaluation.

Outcomes
  • Identify the Learning Organization within education theory

  • Overview of the development of the concept: understandings and models.

  • Learn the dimensions and the exact contents of each dimension.

  • Do action research based on the Learning Organization in schools

  • Develop basic skills for implementing the concept.

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

  • Promote intercultural awareness.

  • Share experiences of entrepreneurship education from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthen the European collaboration among people interested in entrepreneurship in education 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. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. 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.
5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Overview of educational theory: past and present

  • What is the Learning Organization: development of the concept

  • The most recent model of the Learning Organization

  • Significance and meaning of the Learning Organization

  • Implementation

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Overview of educational theory: past and present

  • Related concepts from education and administration theory

  • What is the Learning Organization: development of the concept

  • The most recent model of the Learning Organization

  • A detailed analysis of the most recent model of the Learning Organization

  • Significance and meaning of the Learning Organization

  • Research on the Learning Organization

  • Case-studies

  • Implementation

  • Online tools for collaboration on projects, eTwinning, School Education Platform

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

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