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Creative Methodology (CM)
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Jun 1, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

With the core aim of enhancing personal and professional skills to ensure quality standards are maintained in our school, we have developed a project that involves a course on creative methodology abroad and a series of activities to be carried out at school after the course is completed. Amongst the main activities of this project are attending a professional development course, becoming more aware of the EU education system, improving language competence as a means to promote efficient and effective communication in the classroom and acquiring new and creative skills to support students' learning. Two teachers of English who have been teaching English as a main subject for at least five years and who have never taken part in a creative methodology course and project before will be chosen as participants. They will travel to the UK and participate in the methodology course that ADC College organizes for five days. During this course the teachers will learn up-to-date methodology on classroom techniques, encouraging speaking, online activities and games and activities for young learners to mention a few. The outcomes of this project will be acquiring innovative teaching methods and strategies, better awareness of the EU diversity, deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of the profession and improved knowledge of ICT tools in terms of their use in English language teaching. The expected impact of these outcomes are more motivation and inspiration by the new input, motivation to share ideas with peers at school, openness to experiment on new ideas, techniques and approaches in English lessons. The potential longer term benefits of these outcomes will be on a small and large scale. On a small scale, ideas can be shared and/or experimented upon within the school. On a large scale, thanks to the network of contacts that will be created during the course abroad, ideas can be shared internationally on online platforms such as eTwining, eventually leading to different types of projects that also involve student mobilities.

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