Innovative teaching approaches using 3D printing
The main aim is to familiarize participants with the concepts of 3D modeling and printing in education. The course is based on innovative methodologies and techniques in order for participants to be familiar with 3D designs and printing and learn how to use them in the classes. Through this course, participants will learn all stages of 3D printing, from its history, ways to get the best print, using slicers, and even finishing their prints.
It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certificate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
• create 3D models
• improve your teamwork
• sent your model to a 3D printer
• use your imagination to edit shapes into the parts you require
• making models using Tincercad program
Participants from different European countries will have the opportunity to discuss their teaching experiences and consider potential future cooperation between their schools or organisations.
The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is based on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, participants should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.
Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
The course is focused on how teachers will learn the basics of 3D modeling and print them on a 3D printer:
Course participants will be given several practical exercises based on the theoretical background provided and their own teaching experiences.
During the course, it is possible to organize study visits to local schools. If, you are interested in such a visit please inform us regarding the education level of the school that you want to visit and we will do our best to organize it. Popular study visits include:
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.
This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training interested in teaching English or teaching in English.
The duration of the course is 7 training days and the cost is:
If you have received a grant for a shorter or longer course, let us know! There are options available.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance!
Kalamata is a nice sea-side city in the south of Greece. It’s a quiet top golf destination and the Telegraph has included it in Europe’s 13 must-visit cities.
During your stay here you can stay wherever you want. However, we do propose accommodation. Which we can book for you and from which we offer free transfers to all course sites and activities.
Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!
We do not ask for money upfront. You can pay whenever you want including when you arrive here.
We have never canceled a course. We offer our courses only at our headquarters in Kalamata and only a few times per year. As a result, on top of being able to offer quality services all around, we do not have to fly trainers all over the globe and worry about local agents and the extra costs that these incur.