The First Teachers’ Training on New Teaching Methods taking place in Poznan

During this week (8-12.04.2024), the Fist Teachers Training on new teaching methods is being delivered in Poznan, Poland within the frames of the Erasmus Plus project – Introduction of the GREEN FAB LAB Educational Concept in Secondary Schools (GREEN FAB LABs). The training focuses on developing secondary schools’ teachers’ skills for application of new teaching methods within the subjects they teach in their schools, aimed at developing relevant skills in students needed to successfully analyze local community problems and develop/design solutions to these problems. The project particularly focuses on environmental challenges and green solutions to these challenges.

Twenty-two participants, representatives of the 6 Project partners from 3 countries (Poland, Greece, and North Macedonia) are taking part in the training, among them – three secondary schools (one from each covered country, namely – SUGS “Gjorgji Dimitrov” from Skopje, North Macedonia, 1st Geniko Lykeio from Amaliadas, Greece and PUBLICZNE LICEUM OGÓLNOKSZTAŁCĄCE IM. ROMKA STRZAŁKOWSKIEGO from Poznan, Poland). Among them, 15 teachers are learning the principles of Design Thinking and Problem-Based Learning methods, the steps to apply them and the benefits of using them in their work with the students.

The project GREEN Fab Labs is coordinated by Foundation CEED Macedonia from Skopje, and its main objective is to support establishment of school green fabrication labs & incite application of new teaching methods, thus create conditions for problem-based learning and practical testing of innovative ideas that will aim at creating green solutions to local communities’ problems. The project supports STEM education, problem-based and competence-based learning by building teachers’ skills for new teaching methods, as well as building partnerships between schools, businesses, universities, and the wider community.