“Learning in movement. Learning succes in mathematics, language and other subjects using movement and balance exercises.”
Availability of different technologies have advanced our lives and with their help different every day tasks are easy to complete. But as a result, movements in our daily life are less. Thus, we want to return to the beginning and at the same time use all modern technologies in the learning process. Our aim is to encourage teachers and specialists involved in the educational process (teachers, psychologists, speech therapists) to involve movement in the learning process thus promoting children’s learning achievements in different subjects at different ages.
Plato in 4th century BC wrote “A person needs two things for a full life – education and physical activity. And they are not two separate things – one for the soul and the other for the body – but inextricably linked. Only through education and physical activity can a person achieve perfection.”
This course will teach you how to integrate the movement in the learning process. It will cover topics like information on latest researches on the importance of movement, emotion, balance and body coordination in children’s learning and development. We will introduce participants with techniques for promoting childrens’ and pupils attention and memory, self-regulation, language development and learning in a variety of subjects, involving movement and balance. During the course we will show how movement coordination and balance can be integrated in the learning process, show examples of movement coordination and balance involvement tasks, as well provide practical advice for working with children with learning disabilities.
The course will have a very hands-on approach, combining elements of theory, group work, discussions, role-plays, exchange of best experience thus enabling to learn and experience the concept of learning through movement.
Teachers, psychologists, special pedagogues, speech therapists who work with children from the age of 1.5 years to the 5th grade.
Participants will learn to:
- Use concept of the movement in the learning process
- Define suitable movement approaches for facilitating the learning process for various target groups and ages
- Create tasks for movement using in the learning process
- Use child self-regulation methods
Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals
- Introduction to the course and external week activities
- Icebreaker activities
- Identification of need and goals for each participant
- Presentations of participants, their institutions and the trainer
- Effects of emotional involvement on learning achievement and the development of intellectual abilities
Day 2 – Communication & leading role in education process
- Positive leading skills
- The role of communication in the distance learning process
- Child development and logical thinking connection with the coordination and movements
- Practical activities and group work
Day 3 – Attention and memory
- Prerequisites for attention and memory promotion
- How to train attention and memory
- The importance of promoting self-regulatory abilities in the learning process
- Self – regulation techniques
- Work in pairs, role plays
Day 4 – Movement, balance and body coordination
- Possibilities and principles of movement coordination and balance involvement in various subjects (mathematics, languages, natural sciences, history, etc.)
- Work in pairs and groups, role plays
Day 5 – Barboleta balance board methodology
- introduction to the Barboleta balance board methodology for the learning process
- Independent work to create your own lesson, involving balance and movement.
- Presentation of the developed lesson
Day 6 – Course Closure & Excursion
- Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.