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Active learning for active students!


10/12/2018

One of the main challenges of educators is to plan lessons that stimulate a classroom by putting students at the center of the learning process and by actively involving them. What are the key action verbs to be considered to this end and how can the environment encourage active learning?

The Future Classroom Lab course "Active learning in my school and classroom" took place on 01-02 December 2018 in Brussels, and led the participants to develop their own active learning strategies to increase student engagement and motivation.

The 35 workshop participants discovered the Future Classroom Lab concept and explored the space as a tool for learning. They experienced collaborative and creative activities that create a valuable source of motivation and allow students to use their imagination and express their ideas, feel needed and feel comfortable with their peers. Play and Exploration are essential to children's social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. For this reason, participants learned various ways to incorporate more playful and inquiry based learning into their classrooms. The role of the environment was highlighted during the training, so participants explored ways of involving stakeholders and designed new learning spaces that support their teaching objectives.

The course brought together 35 participants from 13 countries for a full weekend of active learning, sharing and networking!

Interested to join a course in the Future Classroom Lab? See the course offers here! The full training programme for 2019 is published.