Erasmus + course proposal 2015This School makes me crazy - Programme


What skills are required for a teacher to deliver a high quality education?

The course aims to enhance competences for teachers and educators about:

–       the communication process,

–       dynamic and cooperative training techniques

–       the mediation of critical situations

–       learning motivation

–       self-esteem and leadership

–       self-improvement and successful mistaking

–       building alliance in groups

–       new technologies

The methodology is based on plenary sessions, small working groups (open space learning, work on cases, tool market, on the spot internet searching, etc.), learn by doing, brainstorming and debates, criticising existing practices, presentations and simulations.

We base our traning and the evaluation of our course on the Nine dimensions of effective teaching (Marsh, H. W. 1984. Students’ evaluations of university teaching: Dimensionality, reliability, validity, potential baises, and utility. In Journal of Educational Psychology, 76(5), 707.)

How and Where

The language of the course will be English

The course will take place in Padua (North-Eastern Italy) with a minimum of 10 partecipants. It lasts five days (count one or two more days for arrival and departure)

Dates for 2015: 16 – 21 February, 8 – 13 June


Course Fee

The total amount for the course is 350 € per person.

We can also organize your accomodation



The course fee and all costs may be covered by an Erasmus + Grant (for more information on your national agency click here)




Day by day programme


1st Day


9.00 Welcome meeting

9.30 Presentation of trainers and participants: sharing of personal experience. Drawing up of training contract

11.00 – 12.30 Question time and distribution of learning material

14.00 – 17.30 Workshop on techniques and methods of class group building. How to meet and get to know each other and group feeling development


2nd Day


9.00   – 12.30  Effective communication in groups: climate and experiencial modalities

14.30 – 18.00 Workshops on identitfication of critical situations, motivation enhancement and conflict mediation


3rd Day


9.00   – 12.30 Current technologies as tools for education: smartphones, tablets and the internet in classrooms.

14.30 – 18.00 Workshop about the use and abuse of new technologies


4th Day


9.00   – 12.30 The personal history as a resource: autobiographical method in educational context

14.30 – 18.00 Workshop: the parenting function in teaching


5th Day


9.00   – 12.30 Self-esteem as motivational factor.

14.30 – 17.00 Workshop: understanding the leading role of teachers through group life stages

17.00 – 18.00 Evaluation and feedback.


Please contact us as soon as possible!


Coordinator of the course:

Dr Ursula Napoli

phone +39 3337282530