Challenge:
Learning Spaces

This Challenge aims to teach you how to make the most of the available spaces in the classroom and in the education centre, using all the resources and supports at your disposal for learning, designing practical and creative spaces that also facilitate self-learning, that enable suitable and flexible use according to the objectives that are to be achieved and students’ training needs. And also to give students the opportunity to co-create to benefit from all the possibilities that their imaginations allow, to take advantage of any corner of the centre and the classroom; an extraordinary way to promote and develop their creativity and learning.

45 hours on-line with Academic Recognition*:

24 hours approx. on the Platform (Theory)
21 hours approx. in the Classroom (Practice)

* Escalae Chair for Educational Innovation of the University of Malaga

€75 – Price for individual teachers.
Special prices for education centres: contact us at vinculacion@teacherspro.com

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Developing the following skills:

CO-DESIGN OF LEARNING SPACES

The objective of this skill is to design learning environments relating to the content and objectives to be attained, systematically using available materials and resources (for example, visual elements, students’ own work and products, reorganisation of spaces, decorations) to create, with students, spaces relating to the content, where they learn just by being there.

MAKERSPACES

This skill aims to enable the teacher to create work spaces taking into account the philosophy of workshops, in which students are able to use the material to create their own challenges.

FLEXIBILITY IN USING SPACES

Through the knowledge covered in this skill, the teacher will be able to use the classroom spaces flexibly to facilitate the learning content and objectives, as well as addressing the diverse needs.

Introduction:

Command of the Learning Spaces enables the teacher to promote and convert the co-design of spaces into a place of learning, offering students the freedom and possibility to become creators of new tools and resources needed to attain the educational goals. The main purpose of these spaces being to enable teachers and students to develop and create new products and projects.

This Challenge entails a radical change of approach to the structure, organisation and function of spaces in educational centres for learning. Students’ involvement and participation in the design being an essential feature so they feel at home in the spaces in which they spend a large part of their life.

The basic learning material in the Learning Spaces Challenge comprises descriptions of situations for practical application and an extensive library of resources to study this approach in depth.

Competency objectives:

The Learning Spaces Challenge enables:

  • A radical change of approach to the structure, organisation and function of spaces in educational centres for learning.
  • Encouragement of students’ involvement and participation in the design as an essential feature so they feel at home in the spaces in which they spend a large part of their life.
  • The promotion and conversion of the co-design of spaces into a place of learning, offering students the freedom and possibility to become creators of new tools and resources needed to attain the educational goals.
  • Teachers and students to develop and create new educational products and projects.
  • Reflection on the function of the organisation of spaces and the advantages offered by the different places available in each education centre.

Methodology:

Through a personalised self-analysis, we will analyse and propose the course that best suits you, to first work on the skills you need most to develop your teaching competencies following your chosen Challenge.

We will propose:

  • Practical case studies and different scenarios of educational practice
  • Theory relating to the subject matter
  • Proposal for application in your classroom or work environment
  • Simulation
  • Self-assessment
  • Indications, suggestions and examples to implement real practice, gather evidence and share it with other colleagues.

Peer-to-peer tutoring:

TeachersPro is designed to develop teaching skills and competencies through interaction with other peers, expanding professional criteria through effective studying and sharing of practical situations in diverse contexts.

Our great commitment is that you can share your acquired knowledge and learning with the TeachersPro community comprising colleagues from different parts of the world, that you see yourself as a potential tutor for other teachers, and other participants as potential tutors for your own training.

You can ask for help through the TeachersPro community, as well as sharing your ideas and evidence of your practice, creating an exchange of knowledge that benefits everyone.

Personalised tutoring:

If needed, you can always turn to our team of expert tutors to give you constructive and rigorous feedback on your own evidence. You can sign up for this service on the Platform whenever you need it.

Community:

You will also have the chance to review the portfolios of other teachers with whom you share common interests and share evidence of your work on the TeachersPro Platform.

Certification:

TeachersPro certifies the knowledge you acquire through a badge system. If you wish, at the end of each Learning Challenge you can obtain a professional teaching certificate for the competency you have completed through a specific tutor, and recognition from Finland University (the most important consortium of public universities in Finland).

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Learning Spaces

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