Learn different ways and methods to foster your students to become creative and critical thinkers as well as collaborators and problem solvers.

Location: Malaga / Tenerife | Duration: 5 days


‘Wisdom begins in wonder’. Sócrates.

Prepare your students for real world careers and challenges. Encourage them to become 21st-century problem solvers and provide them with up-to-date tools to do so.

The experiential and communicative approach of this course will enable you to conduct a creative and critical thinking class. Your students will surrender to no challenge!


  • Assembly and small groups work will encourage reflection and new ideas.
  • Role-play, case analysis and group dynamics.
  • Follow-up strategies will enable your tutor to monitor you during the implementation process of new methodologies in your home institution.
  • Tips on how to increase commitment and active participation in your community. Make your work and efforts more visible at a local scale.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Deepen your understanding of human communication and influence students through better communication skills.
  2. Implement new techniques of communication in your classroom, facilitating the learning process, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  3. Bond with your colleagues, your students, and their families.
  4. Use effective resources and programs to improve students’ communication and social skills.
  5. Support the creative resolution of problems in the real world.
  6. Analyse problems from a systemic and systematic point of view.
  7. Show the possibilities that lay in challenge, plan short and long-term strategies adjusted to a wide range of situations.

 How can the acquired skills be applied in your work?

  • Feel more motivated and confident.
  • Access to a new network of teachers across Europe inspires new ideas, teaching methods and problem solving.
  • Spread your positive attitude in your community.
  • Widen your and your students’ horizons.
  • Stay up to date on emerging educational trends.

Day 1 (5 hours)


  • Ice breaker. When anything is possible.
  • Know each other.Presentation activity where participants get to know each other.Group exchange: sharing experiences related to the topic of the workshop and expectations towards it.
  • Creative thinking.Definition, Principles & Creative thinking styles.Analysis of styles among the participants.Unconventional thinking and lateral thinking.Methods of creative thinking simulation among students.
  • Flow state. Unconscious incubation: the importance of resting, our brain’s time and how to overcome the barriers of conventional thinking.

Day 2 (5 hours)


  • Basics.

Communication theory.

Elements involved in the communication process, barriers, regulations and functions.

Verbal and non-verbal communication.

  • Free.

Effective and affective communication.

Empathy and assertiveness.

Tips for their development and implementation.

  • What for?

Assertive techniques: broken record, I messages, reframing and rephrasing.

Prepare Communication: goals, responsibility and clean language.

  • Listen.

Active listening.

Jump the barriers of communication.

Day 3 (5 hours)


  • Together. Benefits of collaboration and ways to foster it at different levels.Rosenberg: Non-violent Communication.
  • Steps. Problem solving and programs of social and life skills.
  • Relax.Anger management and alternatives to aggression.Building self-esteem and caring peer relationships.
  • Alternatives.Creative techniques to solve problems.

Day 4 (5 hours)


  • Positions.Definition and consequences for the teacher, student’s role, classroom atmosphere.
  • Group work.Application to real life contexts: stereotypes, advertising and history
  • Wonder.Questioning strategies for clarification that prove assumptions about perspectives.
  • Tips.Techniques, strategies and programs to stimulate ways of critical thinking development among learners.

Day 5 (5 hours)


  • Conclusions. 21st century competencies + cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal development.
  • Finding my way.Sharing plan designs for a creative and critical class.Group feedback.
  • Creative farewell.Conclusions and the importance of ‘the end’.

5 day course fee: 350€ 

The total cost includes:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Tuition & training materials
  • Training Certificate
  • Europass Certificate
  • Admin & organizational costs

(*) For courses lasting more or less than 5 days, please contact us to check the fees.

  • Additionally, We can arrange for:
  • Accommodation (hotels & touristic apartments)
  • Trips
  • Social programme
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport

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