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Training Toolkit for Teachers and Educators

The Training Toolkit for Teachers and Educators is an online platform available as an e-learning course. The training consists of short modules (1 to 3 hours), in multimedia form (including videos, hand drawings, exercises, OER, etc.). The content covers the latest discoveries in neuroscience and neuro-pedagogy, which are not included in curricula at universities and the training offer in this area is poor. Moreover findings of neuroscience are published in highly specialized journals that teachers do not have access to.

There are 10 online training units on the following topics:

• Pedagogy and neuroscience – structure and functions of the brain
• First introduction to multiple intelligence and learning process
• Theory of intelligence and cognitive styles
• Learning styles and the VARK model
• Brain development in the child: differences and functions from early childhood to teenage years
• The role of emotions in the learning process
• Active listening and effective communication in the teaching process
• The relationship between school and families for a synergic action
• Building self-confidence and self-motivation in the child
• Mind training: methods and techniques for teaching

The trainings are free of charge, easily accessible and available for the public. Teachers are able to participate in the selected training at any time and learn at their own pace. Self-paced learning doesn’t require presence of external trainer. Each training contains a theoretical introduction (in the form of videos e.g., the experts’ mini lectures), examples who to apply this knowledge in the teacher’s work and practical activities (exercises, case studies, tasks to be performed, etc).

The Training Toolkit is geared to teachers’ needs to provide individually adjusted support to pupils; to shape the teaching methodology according to the needs of students; to use the teaching methods which are coherent with cognitive potential of students; to involve support parents in learning processes of their children. All project outcomes have potential for transfer and exploitation in other European countries.