AUDIENCE:  Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), especially STEM; Teacher trainers; Careers officers,
educational guides and counsellors; principals/managers/administrators and head teachers in adult education

VENUE:  Barcelona, Spain

This course is directed to those who want to improve their pedagogical practice by integrating the “Four C’s” into their classrooms.

The “Four C’s” of Future Education -
Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity - equate to 21st Century skills,
critical learning skills that are needed for success in school, at work and in life.
       - Critical thinking is self-directed learning that allows a person to objectively analyze facts in order to form a judgement.
       - Collaboration allows people to work together to complete a task or achieve a goal.
       - Communication is vital to allowing people to effectively convey an idea
       - Creativity is a skill that allows a person to think in a way that’s unique to them
Combined, the “Four C’s” empower students to become one-person think tanks. The course aims to help teachers facilitate learning so that their
students understand how to apply the 4Cs in their school work and prepare for future jobs, which are requiring these skills for an efficient and
effective 21st Century workforce.

The project is based on research that makes the argument, "
How can learners acquire the skills they need for jobs we don't even know will
be created, for technologies that have not yet been invented and solve problems that have not yet been anticipated? Let's stop asking learners
what they want to be or do when they grow up. Instead, ask them what problems they want to solve and what they need to learn in order to solve
those problems
." “This course aims to prompt these and other questions that will prepare students for jobs in the Knowledge Economy.

Objectives of the Course and Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what are 21st century skills and how the “Four C’s” are built into education.
  * Explore jobs of the future based in the Knowledge Economy and the skills required by the 21st Century workforce
  * Focus on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) described in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Convey the importance of teaching the “Four C’s” in becoming a 21st century teacher.
  • To become more aware of the impact teaching has on the intellectual development of a learner with a realisation that there are
     multiple intelligences that can be nurtured in the classroom
  • Facilitate learning that allows students to acquire basic knowledge about critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity,
    including a practical application of the theories and techniques in order for participants to development their teaching capacities
  • Learn problem-solving techniques that utilise the 4Cs
  • Incorporate methodologies in teaching practices such as knowledge building for critical thinking and collaboration as well as
    videoconferencing for ongoing communication and networking amongst educators

Course Methodology
- Information: A general introduction on each of the topics
- Sharing: Participants share experiences and expertise on the topic
- Creating output: Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be taken home and implemented in participant's
own organisation or school

Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education
methodologies, beginning with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course. The course is designed as an interactive process with emphasis
on establishing a mentor relationship between participants and trainer. It follows two-way communication process including discussions, interactive
activities and working in groups and pairs to develop thinking techniques. The focus of this course is on experiential learning and scaffolding, with
a focus on incorporating valuable skills for STEM. The participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions of
activities used, as well as membership in an international Community of Practice to continue relationship-building and access additional resources
beyond the coursework.

Our instructional design specialists are experts in adult learning, including non-formal learning strategies that stimulate an active interactive amongst
participants. In addition to presentations, case study analysis, role playing and small group dialogue, this course incorporates technical visits to local
private and public institutions for an exploration of theory in practice and special guest presentations from professionals that prompt an exchange of
good practices and an introduction to new ones.

Evaluation and Validation
Course participants will receive a Certificate of active participation upon successful completion of the coursework. The competences acquired will be
validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility and a certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content
and dates. This training course will follow a Non Formal methodology in every domain, in order to promote optimal interaction between participants
and trainers as well as between participants themselves.

Duration: Coursework: 40 hours (5 days)  Orientation: 8 hours (1 day)  Certification:  8 hours (1 day)

Languages of Instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese

Special instructions: Special arrangements with schools sending multiple participants to take via distance learning.
Includes technical visit to local schools having transformed their classrooms into innovative learning environments.

Preliminary requirements: None

Dates and Location
On demand for groups of five or more participants and specified dates
Knowledge Building in Action
The 4Cs of Future Education:

Email us a note to info@KBinAction.comm  
Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity

Meet & Greet at the El Prat Airport and transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Barcelona

Guided mini tour of Barcelona, including introduction to the public transportation system.
Orientation to the coursework, including  Introduction of the conceptual and methodological knowledge
and methods of the training. The detailed course content will be agreed upon before each session
according to the needs and requests of the participants.
Cultural activities

- Defining the 4Cs, focusing on Critical Thinking and Creativity
- How to nurture creativity and innovation. Critical thinking and problem solving  
- Bloom’s Taxonomy and strategies for developing critical and creative thinking  
- Defining the 4Cs, focusing on Collaboration and Communication
- Group work and learning techniques in collaborative and cooperative learning.
- Strategies to enhance effective collaboration and ways to integrate collaboration into the classroom
- Communication theory including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening and
effective/affective communication.
- Barriers of communication.
- Preparing students to convey ideas through multi media presentations and videoconferencing
- Study visits to local schools having implemented 4C standards in their classroom
Knowledge Building in Action