Cooperative Learning – Outdoor Activities
The traditional classroom should be transformed into a modern school environment with priority in active, experiential and collaborative learning.
Educational management has to do with the administration of schools, whereby human and material resources should be supervised, planned and organized successfully.
A personalized learning program that inspires teachers to learn, practice, and master competencies that support playful, hands-on STEAM learning with maximum impact on student outcomes.
Inclusive education, that is Schooling for all within a mainstream system -including those with disabilities and vulnerable groups- is regarded a necessity.
Arts in education
Teaching history and local culture by walking around a place, feeling the vibe and discussing points of interest on site attracts students’ interest and makes them participate more actively.
Knowledge doesn’t matter if one cannot transform it into applicable skills. To know how to use obtained knowledge into useful practice is the demand in every aspect of modern life.
A growing number of studies show that flipped classroom- known as inverted classroom- improve student achievement in nearly any subject. Flipped classes allow students to consume lecture materials at their own pace. Unlike traditional lectures in which students follow instructor’s pace, students in flipped classrooms can rewind and replay the video as many times as needed in order to improve their understanding of difficult concepts.
Collaborative Action Research as the Means of Teachers’ Professional Development
There has been an explosion of interest in educational action research as it’s regarded a means of professional development and professionalism. In Greece, the increasing importance of reflective rationality and action research are considered to be at an initial state due to several constraints. In this study, a collaborative action research model was planned and implemented in two school units of primary education. Τhe goal was to improve schools from within by employing teachers as active agents of change within their own organizations.
A peer group mentoring model
Mentoring is widely supported in many educational systems; In order to enhance teaching effectiveness and professional growth, ongoing guidance is provided by mentors in countries around the world, even to appointed teachers. The current literature review mentions a distinction between the bureaucratic-managerial and the participatory model and also between conventional and educational mentoring models.