Transformative training is a workshop in Experience Design and positive psychology for teacher trainers. Participants learn to create teacher training courses with a deeper and more lasting impact on participants' passion, confidence, and dedication to their students.
|Start date||To be confirmed|
|Course duration||1 week|
|Price||£400 (a limited number of scholarships are available)|
Becoming a teacher is more than just learning how to teach. Trainees should learn to love their students, find long-term inspiration to develop, and feel at home in their new professional community. Teacher trainers are already experts in designing learning experiences that help course participants learn teaching skills; Transformative Training takes this to the next level, designing for experiences that help participants to transform, to develop their kindness, their attentiveness, and their passion – to become teachers.
This branch of applied psychology is still in its infancy, so designing for transformation remains more an art than a science – but there are dozens of tools, strategies and techniques that can help trainers start on the journey of touching trainees' lives more deeply. The course draws on the research findings of Seligman, Csikszentmihalyi, Ryff and others, and explores their application to teacher training.
Rob has over 20 years’ experience in language teaching, and has trained around 500 teachers on over 50 CELTA and Delta courses. He has been in charge of the Teacher Training department of BSC Edinburgh since 2015, and in that time has turned the department into a hub for innovation and experimentation. For the last three years he has been exploring ways to use applied positive psychology and design thinking tools to create more positive and impactful learning experiences for trainee teachers.
Carina has over 15 years’ experience designing learning spaces and learning programmes, specialising in organizational analysis, competency development, and team-building. She has delivered training and facilitated workshops for the Danish government, the EU mission in Iraq, and many other private and government clients. She is an external lecturer and academic supervisor at Copenhagen Business School, and her own company CeLearning offers strategic design & implementation of learning journeys and experiences for organisations and individuals. In her free time she volunteers for Bifrost, the Danish live-action roleplaying association, as a project manager for international events.