Non-Degree / Dates: 15-19 July 2019

The goal of the course is to provide teachers with a deeper knowledge of the self-determination theory and growth mindset and how their implementation fosters student learning and motivation.

Whether in primary classes or adult education, there is one issue the teachers are always puzzled with – how to guarantee learner motivation? This course is aimed to help teachers in their quest, offering deeper knowledge of the self-determination theory and growth mindset and how their implementation fosters student learning and development. Each day we will focus on one aspect of each theory and participants will have the opportunity and requirement to develop their own methods specific to their teaching needs.

Why this course?

  • You will learn what it means to be a superstar in learning and how to guide learners in their own journeys of becoming one.

  • You will gain practical skills in supporting learner motivation.

  • You will experience first hand, what it means and how it feels to learn in a course designed with the focus to support autonomous motivation.

Teacher(s)

Kadi Georg is a graduate of the Teach for Estonia programme and has worked as an English language and literature teacher for many years. Kadi is now working at Tallinn University as a general didactics lecturer for teacher education and development manager of teacher education practice programme. Her interests are in teacher education, student motivation and learner supportive teaching.

Merlin Linde has studied psychology and educational sciences in Estonia, Finland and South Korea. Merlin is now working at Tallinn University’s Centre for Innovation in Education as a project manager and is in charge of coordinating subject didactics’ research and development projects, as well as  teaching educational psychology and innovation courses. Her interests are in teacher education, evidence-based educational innovation and supporting student learning and development.

Triin Ulla is a graduate of the Teach for Estonia programme and has worked as a history and civics teacher for many years. Triin is now working at Tallinn University as a general didactics lecturer for teacher education, and is active as teacher trainer and mentor for the PAX GBG methodology. Her interests are in teacher education, inclusive and learner supportive teaching.

Timetable

Every day from 10.00 am – 3.15 pm. More detailed programme.

Participants

The course is meant for anyone active in some sort of educational field dealing with learners (secondary school, higher education, adult training, teacher training/education field BA and MA students etc.) with at least BA or equivalent or higher.
High level of English proficiency is required (at least B2).

Credit points

2 ECTS. Students will be awarded credit points upon participating fully in the course and completing independent reading and practical tasks.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2019)300€
Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2019)350€

Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.