Training visit: “Child friendly methods of teaching”

Over the last 15 years, Cestas, together with its Italian and international colleges, has organized over 70 postgraduate courses, attended by more than 7200 professionals, of which, 7000 are from developing countries.
Cestas has also organized about 900 study abroad periods, exchange programs, and training on the job in Italy, featuring a combination of theoretical lessons with practical activities and educational visits to institutions and companies.

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Methodology
Didactic Program Visits
Recipients
Duration
Language
Course Seat
Testimonies
Entry Fee
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Presentation

Poor schooling, shortage of teachers, poor or not up-to-date teaching skills are some of the factors that have put the education systems in many countries around the world in crisis, causing students and families to get away from the public sector. The program visit twill allow participants to observe creative, participative, and child friendly teaching methods, including the Montessorian method, which is used in some important Italian educational institutions. Such methods can be used in the countries of origin, so that education is a “fundamental human right”.

Methodology

The program provides 20% of the theoretical lessons by university teachers and 80% of training activities on the job through educational visits to institutions, companies, and research organizations, where participants will be joined by tutors.

Didactic Program Visits

Recipients

Public officials and development agencies; representatives of cooperatives and civil society organizations active in the promotion and management of investment in the education sector.

Duration

Two weeks from Monday to Friday.

Language

Italian and English.

Course Seat

With nearly 390000 inhabitants, Bologna is the 7th largest city in Italy, the 3rd richest (thanks to an average income of 27 thousand euros per capita) and the 1st for quality of life. Founded in the Villanova period about 3 thousand years ago, Bologna is known for its medieval towers, its porticoes and its University, which each year has over 80000 students enrolled and is considered the oldest in the western world. Bologna is also an important center of the mechanical, electronics, and agro-food industry and is the Italian city with the largest number of businesses per inhabitant. Because of its geographical position, Bologna is a neuralgic hub and is well connected with Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Testimonies

Tabassum Baloch“Exchange of knowledge is fundamental. To use a metaphor: if we eat a dish with only one spice, we could never get a full flavor. You have to add more. He same happens when you visit another country and get in touch with another culture”.
Ali Asghar, senior official del Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (Ppaf)

Entry Fee

Entrance to the training visits “Child friendly methods of teaching5” costs XXX euros per person. The course will be conducted with a minimum of 15 participants. Groups of at least 6 people will benefit from a 10% discount on the cost of enrollment.
The cost of enrolment includes:

  • participation in the course
  • didactic material
  • trips for educational visits

Two-way payment is required: 50% upon enrolment, 50% before the course begins. After registration and payment of the first instalment, Cestas will send a letter to the Italian Embassy in the country of origin of the participant requesting a Schengen visa.

Upcoming Editions

  • 6-19 novembre 2017
  • 4-17 dicembre 2017