Erasmus+ K1 Courses – Gifted Children

“EDUCATION FOR GIFTED STUDENTS”

DATES:                                          LOCATIONS:                                        DURATION & FEE (per person)

6-10 / 5-11 April, 2020               Antalya/Turkey                                  € 350 (5 days) / € 490 (7 days) 

22-26 / 21-27 June, 2020          Lisbon /Portugal                                € 350 (5 days) / € 490 (7 days)

TARGET GROUP: HEI (Higher Education Institutions) staff, school staff (primary and secondary), and staff working in Adult Education Centres

CERTIFICATES: “Certificate of Participant”, “Europass Mobility Certificate”, “Staff Mobility Agreement”, “Invoice” 

DESCRIPTION:

It is estimated that students who are genius encompass 1 to 10% of the population. These students can have increased capabilities in many areas such as academics, creativity, music, dance, art or leadership. To teach the genius students, the teachers should be careful about finding proper ways to support and cultivate their learning process. Moreover, teacher should empower them to uncover their passions, skills and strength-their genius. Through educational games, teachers can increase their motivation, creativity and achievement. There should be a curriculum that provide enrichment activities through game and address cognitive, physical, emotional needs of genius students.

During the programme, the focus will be on the ways of teaching genius students through games.

OBJECTIVES:

The course aims to provide teachers with:

  • Techniques and ideas for teaching genius students
  • Ideas for using games to teach and inspire genius students
  • An insight into the role of games in education
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas on the topic and develop links with teachers from other countries. 

METHODOLOGY:

In the framework of Erasmus Plus Programme, we are going to develop our courses based in both theoretical and practical methodologies. We will focus on the needs of genius students and practical ideas for how teachers can use games in their lessons. Also, what the most effective teachers are doing in this area will be shared with participants.

PREPARATION: 

A detailed questionnaire to indicate teachers’ level of experience, teaching background and their own teaching methods.

PROGRAMME:

 

ACTIVITIES

DAY 1
  • Welcome meeting. Information about the city and general information about the programme
  • Definition of characteristics and concepts of genius students
  • Different needs and wants of genius students
DAY 2
  • Common traits and misconceptions for genius students
  • Social and emotional needs of genius students
  • Identifying genius students
  • How to improve their learning process
DAY 3
  • Teaching techniques for genius students
  • Sharing experiences about teaching genius students
  • What is game-based education
  • History, models and curricular modifications
DAY 4
  • Use of video games and educational games in class
  • Characteristics of successful game-based education for genius students
DAY 5
  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms
  • Europass mobility certificate
  • Ceremony of certificate