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Teenage Students Raising Hands

Teaching and learning in the 21st century

Social-emotional learning (SEL) and the 4 C's: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking

Duration: 1 week (20h)


Language: English  (B2 level or higher is required in  order to apply)

Target audience: primary and secondary teachers; education counsellors

Trainer: Dolores Gómez


Some of the top skills for 2020 include complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence and negotiation. Schools and teachers need to focus their efforts on providing society with the education that will answer those demands.


You can download the complete programme here.

Chalkboard with Different Languages

Linguistic mediation

Strategies, task design and evaluation activities

Duration: 1 week (20h)
Language: Spanish (B2 level or higher is required in order to apply)
Target audience: foreign language teachers
Trainers: Cristina Rodríguez, Manuel del Río and Francisco J. Pose
The purpose of this course is to familiarize its takers with the concept of mediation and its practical application in the foreign languages teaching and learning process. Our starting point will be a general description of the concept, were the old definition in the CEFRL will be compared and contrasted with the new one appearing in the Companion Volume that was published last year. We will also contrast these definitions with the requirements of Spanish and Galician legislation, along with theoretical and practical examples of mediation that are being employed in other countries (mainly, Germany and Greece).
Once the concept of mediation and its legal framework has become clarified and incorporated into our mind-set, the next step will be analysing the different strategies and mediation tasks available, and trying to identify where exactly does the mediation element appear in each activity. We will also work in elaborating task proposals to work and develop the different mediation types (inter vs. intra-linguistic; cultural vs. conceptual, etc.), and how it can be applied in the different framework levels (from A1 to C2).
To conclude, and having in mind the future requirements in evaluating mediation, not only in our classroom work, but also in certification exams, we will try to develop some specific rubrics and evaluation activities that might come in handy for the future.
You can download the complete programme here.

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