Innovate and Educate

Non-Degree / Dates: 31 July - 4 August 2023

Innovation and collaboration give power to education, they build premises for its successful present & future and impact the schools, families, communities.

During the first day of the course, we will illustrate the Estonian educational system, the strategies at the state level and towards the future. In group work, participants will introduce the educational profiles of their countries. We will discuss what is the purpose for them to take the course and what benefits they may receive. We will draw comparisons between educational systems and focus, what has been changing so far there.

During the second day we will discuss the concepts and main theories of educational innovation and change management.

The third day is dedicated to digital tools such as Avastusrada, and STEAM. On the fourth day we will visit Estonian schools and meet principals & teachers there. A reflection workshop will be held about the visits. On the fifth day students have the opportunity to create and present the solution for the specific educational problem they would like to work on.

Why this course?

  • This course will give the opportunity to learn and discuss educational innovation with people from different countries

  • Participants will get to know various perspectives of the challenges and opportunities of applying innovation directly at Tallinn University which has a long history of educational sciences

  • This course will provide possibilities to apply learned concepts through hands-on development of innovative solutions in multicultural teams for educational problems

  • The course is led by experts and practitioners in the educational field

Teacher(s)

Kadri Mettis has graduated from the Science teacher Master’s program for gymnasium level at Tartu University. Currently, she is working as a junior researcher and Ph.D. student in the educational technology center at Tallinn University on the topic of mobile outdoor learning. She has 10 years of experience as a teacher in different schools and informal education institutions.

Salome Khurtsidze holds a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia and she completed Educational Innovation and Leadership MA programme at Tallinn University, Estonia. Currently, she is coordinating the study programme at Tallinn University. Salome has worked as a researcher, youth worker, and has the experience of leading and contributing to a variety of projects in the NGOs, start-ups and international organizations.

Timetable

Course sessions take place for a week, from Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00.

Participants

The course is intended for anyone who has a keen interest in education, regardless of the degree (undergraduate, graduate or recent graduates), from any other educational background or work experience,  teachers, educators, youth leaders.

The course is for minimum 16, maximum 20 participants.

Credit points

2 ECTS

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 2 ECTS points and a certificate of completion.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until 31 March)350€
Regular Course Fee (after 31 March)400€

Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.

Covid-19 Restrictions

NB! When travelling to Estonia, the requirements established in Estonia must be followed. Read about them from kriis.ee website.

Please note that restrictions may change depending on the decision made by the Estonian Government. We highly recommend taking out insurance coverage.