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Innovative Teaching Methods training course by IDEC in Greece

Innovative Teaching Methods

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Designing and implementing innovative teaching methods in the classroom: project, role play games, theatre in education, debate, brainstorming, mind mapping, the ethical dilemma, the field study, community mapping.

ECVET points: 3.5

Target groups

Staff at all types of education and training organizations:

  • Directors / headmasters
  • Teachers / trainers

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the training course, the participant is expected to:

  • Be able to design lesson plans, using innovative teaching methods: project, role play games, theatre in education, debate, brainstorming, mind mapping, the ethical dilemma, the field study, community mapping.
  • Be able to develop learning content to use in new training methods.
  • Implement innovative training methods in classroom, guide and support the students.


  • Presentations
  • Examples and case studies
  • Workshops and exercises facilitated by the trainer

Thematic units

  • The project method
  • Role play games
  • Theatre in education
  • Debate
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind mapping
  • The ethical dilemma
  • The field study
  • Community mapping

Learning material

The learning material consists of presentations and support material in English language.


Betty Aggeletaki. Adults trainer, psychologist counselor, special education specialist.

Peny Fylaktaki. Playwright and theatre translator. She teaches translation and playwriting courses at universities. She has been awarded with the National Prize for Playwrights by the Ministry of Culture.

Dr. Giorgos Velegrakis. Engineer, with environmental and urban planning studies. Active citizen, involved in environmental protection and sustainability at european level.

Irene Gkotsi. Degree in Philosophy, Master in Systemic Dynamics & Project Management. She is an adults trainer with experience in linguistics, pedagogics and teaching Greek as a second language.


Tuition fee: 350 euro per person for 5 days training and 420 euro for 6 days training
The cost includes the learning material and the certificates: Certificate of completion, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Mobility

Cultural activities: 80 euro per person (in Piraeus)
The cost includes a) a walking tour of Piraeus and welcome dinner, b) a guided tour of Athens, visit to Archaeological sites and c) common dinner with live music in Athens. The cost of local transportation and the entrance fees to sites and museums are not included.

Cultural activities: 220 euro per person (in Chania)
The cost includes:

  1. buffet lunch in “Mediterranean” restaurant during the training days (Monday – Saturday). Buffet lunch includes: home made bread, house wine and local beverages, variety of salads, cold and hot plates, and desserts. All dishes are prepared in the kitchen of the Conference Centre, with organic olive oil and local and biological cultivated products and they respect the local gastronomy.
  2. transfer to Chania old town, a walking tour and welcome dinner. The group will be transferred in the old town in buses, they will stroll around the old port of Chania and they will have dinner in a typical Cretan restaurant. Dinner includes variety of starters and salads to share, meat platters, house wine and dessert.
  3. an excursion in the famous beach of Falassarna and a visit to Kissamos village, in the west Crete. The cost includes the bus transfer, it does not include dinner and other expenses. You are expected to bring your swimming suits, towels and good mood.
  4. transfer to Chania and common farewell dinner. The group will be transferred in the district of Halepa and they will visit places of historical and touristic interest. They will have dinner in a typical Cretan restaurant. Dinner includes variety of starters and salads to share, meat platters, house wine and dessert.

Entrance fees to sites and museums are not included. Other costs not explicitly mentioned above are not included.

All costs can be funded by Erasmus+ programme KA1 mobility of staff.

Further information

Lila Anthopoulou, tel: +30 2104286227, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indicative training programme

Day 1
Meeting at hotel reception – arrival in IDEC training centre
Welcome – registrations
Presentation of participants
Expectations from the training course
Introduction to the training course, syllabus, methodology, learning outcomes
The project method
Presentation of the method
Designing and managing school projects
Activity: Design a project for fostering enterprenerial skills
Day 2
Role play games
Presentation of the method, case studies
Activity: design a role play game related to the gender equality
Theatre in education
Presentation of the method, case studies
Day 3
Presentation of the method
Activity: organise a debate, reflect on the method
Presentation of the method
Activity: brainstorming,for the organisation of a school festival
Mind mapping
Activity: Create a mindmap
Day 4
The ethical dilemma
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design an ethical dilemma, related to immigration
The field study
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design a field study activity, related to urban environment
Day 5
Community mapping
Presentation of the method
Activity: Design the map of your own neighborhood
Reflexion - evaluation of the training course
Certificates – Europass Mobility
Closure and farewell

Training sessions

Location Dates Duration
Piraeus 2-6/11/2020 5 days
Piraeus 22-26/2/2021 5 days
Chania July 2021  Summer school 2021 - 6 days
Piraeus 1-5/11/2021 5 days


It has been my first Erasmus+ course and the experience couldn’t have been better. The course, the trainers, the cultural activities have been just perfect.

Daniel, IES Tirso de Molina, Spain

Starting with my initial correspondence with (IDEC and Lila) to my arrival and training/cultural program, I have been nothing short of impressed by the quality of the course, the hospitality, organization of time and activities emphasis, on teamwork and group dynamics… it has been an absolute pleasure!!!.

Slava, Maria’s World Foundation, Bulgaria

I came with really optimistic expectations because I liked the program of the course! And my expectations were covered. Apart of the learning process, I had a lot of fun, my mind was provoked. I really enjoyed the changing trainers because it was like a one-week brain gym. You learn flexibility, characters and different styles of presenting information which is very important and useful.

Gergana, Maria’s World Foundation, Bulgaria

I really enjoyed this course. I learnt a lot about methodologies and activities to do in my classes. The organization was perfect, the teachers were well prepared and friendly. It was a great experience.

Ana Maria, IES Tirso de Molina, Spain

Excellent atmosphere, helpful and hospitable staff. This experience exceeded my expectations. Valuable practice and wonderful people will remain in my mind.

Vaida, Kauno "Vyturio" gimnazija, Lithuania

A great learning atmosphere, supportive and motivating trainers and a beautiful place to visit! Hope i'll be coming back some day!

Tea, OŠ Tina Ujevića, Croatia

I learned many interesting things in this course. Trainers were super great, atmosphere was nice and my colleagues from other countries were really nice.

Ionel, "Demostene Botez" Trusesti Highschool, Romania

This course was even better than what i expected, it went over my expectations in the best way.

Catalina, "Demostene Botez" Trusesti Highschool, Romania

This course was full of energy, of interesting opinions, full of good ideas!

Maria, ZŠ s MŠ Dolné Orešany, Slovakia

Great mixture of studying and leasure time

Asta, Kauno Sv. Kazimiero pagrindine mokykla, Lithuania

A great time to gain knowledge, update professional skills, combined with getting acquainted with the culture, history and taste of Greee. Thanks!

Živilė, Šiaulių "Juventos" progimnazija, Lithuania

Everything was great!

Malgorzata, Szkoła Podstawowa w Pręgowie, Poland

Anyone who thinks that knows everything about innovative teaching methods should take this course. A whole new perspective, a whole new world.

Dalibor, Osnovna škola Frana Krste Frankopana Brod na Kupi, Croatia

I had a great experience. Beautiful town, great training and organisation. Great opportunity to meet new people from different countries. Renew my own knowledge and improve it.

Ingrid, Osnovna škola Frana Krste Frankopana Brod na Kupi, Croatia

Everything was very good. I need time now to use all new knowledge in my math lessons. I am full of enthusiasm. Thank you.

Ilona, Rigas Anglu gimnazija (Riga English Grammar School), Latvia

The course is very well organised, support for logistics and planning of my trip was good. Trainers linked theory with practice and encouraged participants. They both established my trust as a trainer. I am also very glad that I had the opportunity to review my English skills.

Martina, Gimnazija Karlovac, Croatia

A professional atmosphere and very good trainers.

Simion, Secondary School Altina, Romania

Comparing to other Erasmus+ courses I attended, this one is well organized. IDEC was a practical and useful support. The content of the course stimulate my desire to improve teaching abilities. Jean is really a facilitator not a teacher.


I will recommend this course because it gave me new skills and new challenges useful to my job.


The course was even better than I expected. Thank you for planning, organizing and support.

Vidute, Prienai "Revuona" basic school, Lithuania

The course was an engaging and challenging experience. Our hosts showed true hospitality and our trainers made sure every member of the group should apply the analysed and practiced methods in their classroom.

Carol, Srednja škola Hrvatski kralj Zvonimir, Croatia

This course was truly innovative: the contens, materials and ideas to work. I learned a whole lot and now i feel better equiped to teach. I look forward to putting into practice the methods that i have learned here. Thank you Jean and IDEC.

Marcus, ICI & AILLEURS, France

Course gave me a theoretical background and more courage to use active methods in future. And also i learned and used a lot of English.

Elena, Veikkolan koulu, Finland

The subjects are very actual: dynamic, creative, and innovative

Maria, Agrupamento de Escolas de São João da Talha, Portugal

Loved the trainer and the contents, the group was superb!

Maria Clara, Agrupamento de Escolas de São João da Talha, Portugal

I will recommend this course to other people with pleasure on condition that it will be run in the same location, Daphne's Hotel! :)

Klaudia, Szkola Podstawowa im. Piotra Barylaka w Ksiaznicach Wielkich, Poland

This course gave the opportunity to broaden my horizon learn new ideas and acquire inspiration. I also met some great colleagues from different (curious) parts of Europe.

Petya, Het Perspectief PCVO, Belgium

Great course, very useful and adaptive to teachers working with students of all age groups and different backgrounds. Very friendly and helpful staff. Professional trainers. Thank you!

Ieva, Association of non-formal education "Abadele", Lithuania

I like everything.

Ana, Association of non-formal education "Abadele", Lithuania

The course was excellent!

Marija, Kuldigas pamatskola, Latvia

I recommend this course to every teacher, because it makes you be more creative, active and to think the other way what is so necessary if we want to get out of the everyday routine.

Kristine, Kuldigas pamatskola, Latvia

I enjoyed the course very much as it opened new horizons in teaching methodology, which was my first reason for coming. I would recommend the course to other teachers. Thank you all both for the course and the cultural and social activities.

Olga Maria, Agrupamento de Escolas de Ermesinde, Portugal

For me it was very nice to meet teachers from all over Europe. It was also a very good course where I learned a lot of new ways to look at my own course. I loved the fact that we could test many things by ourselves. Spending a week in Athens (Piraeus) was also a great experience. It was nice to discover that the Greek people are very friendly and hospitable. I also noticed my English was much better after one week. I should do this more often.

Karen, GO! Spectrumschool, Belgium

Very practical course that gives you methods and practice and also ideas to use in real life situations. Everything is well-planned so that students can have the best possible experience with knowledge about the subject, local culture, socializing with other students and having fun!

Pilleriin, Hiiu Valla Raamatukogu, Estonia

IDEC provided everything I needed to feel welcomed and ready to learn. I got a good mix of theory, practice, cultural and social activities, warm hospitality and professionalism. I recommend the center.

Kathryn, Balletskolen Holstebro, Denmark

The course was very good even for a practical based school. All teachers can learn something!

Manuel, GO! Spectrumschool, Belgium

IDEC is a real friendly place, warm and well-coming atmosphere. Teaching is in a high standard and the social programme makes sure that you’ll interact with colleagues from all over Europe. Get contacts, learn about other countries. I’ll recommend IDEC to all of my colleagues.

Birgit, Balletskolen Holstebro, Denmark

Most teachers have probably heard about these methods but did not have enough opportunities to talk to someone who is actually using them in practice. This course offers such an opportunity as well as the opportunity to think more about ways to implement these methods in (and out of) the classroom. For innovation it is necessary to step out of the daily teachers’ routine and have a time to reflect. IDEC provides opportunity and meaningful input for the reflection.

Blahoslav, Stredni skola filmova, multimedialni a pocitacovych technologií, s.r.o., Czech Republick

The course was a new experience for me. I am glad to meet new people (trainees, trainers, hosting assistants) from other countries … Thank you for everything!

Vesna, Osnovna škola "Petar Zoranić" Nin, Croatia

It was “fresh air” to my ability to teach!

Zbigniew, Polish Air Force Academy, Poland

Great course with good teacher and colleagues!

Jose María, IES L'Estació, Spain

I’ve learned a lot during this course and I feel enthusiastic to put the methods in practice with my students. It really exceeded my expectations!

Sandra Isabel, Agrupamento Sebastião da Gama, Portugal

It was a fascinate experience! I learned a lot of important and innovative teaching methods, but I also received lots of important information for my personal development.

Claudia Sofia, Agrupamento Sebastião da Gama, Portugal

So much things I have learned, so much things that I knew already but here my mind was so open to get everything that I can’t say how good it was. I just say that after this course I as a person and as a teacher will be a better for sure. I liked it so much that I tank the Greek Gods to give me this opportunity! Thank you very much.

Teresa Maria, Agrupamento Sebastião da Gama, Portugal

I am very satisfied of the course. It's like open door for me, which gives me a lot of opportunitoes. Thank you!

Svetla, Detska gradina Roza, Bulgartia

Different teachers, different specialists and different subjects but great work together

Megya, Liepaja Centre Primary School, Latvia

I am really happy that I had the opportunity to attend this course. I am grateful for that!

Kairi, Tallinna Männi Lasteaed, Estonia

The course was very beneficial and very innovational. I recommend everyone to enroll in this course

Omaima, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, Oman

If you want to get new and innovate ideas to teaching and also have fun, please do this course. It’s absolutely amazing!

Isabel, Centro de Ciência Viva de Bragança, Colombia

The course gives a wonderful change to meet different people, to experience the Greek hospitality, to get an immense quantity of helpful ideas and widen the borders in teaching methods

Jekaterina, Rīgas Rīnūžu vidusskola , Latvia

I will recommend IDEC to everyone, it was one of the best courses I have taken part in (in every aspect). I will especially remember the hospitality kindness of all people I met on the course

Gabriela, Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 18 im. Henryka Sławika, Poland

The course was very motivating, interesting and positive. I enjoy that time very much

Liina, Tallinna Männi Lasteaed, Estonia

I’ll recommend this course to participants of Erasmus projects

Ewa, Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 18 im. Henryka Sławika, Poland

The best course ever! I will recommend this course to everybody in my school as well as other teachers planning courses in the future

Magdalena, Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 18 im. Henryka Sławika, Poland

It was my first experience and I really like the course. Thank you very much!

Liene, Grobiņas novada dome, Latvia

I’m so happy to get training in IDEC and I hope to come again next time

Anwar, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, Oman

Fantastic trainer, great and innovative contents and the desire to come back

Rui Jorge, Centro de Ciência Viva de Bragança, Portugal

A very interesting course, very good location and a lot of places to visit


Congratulations for your professionalism

Durus Ligia, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

Being different is a blessing. Don’t be afraid to do things differently

Kosztelnik Oana Ramona, Colegiul Național ”Dragoș Vodă” Sighetu Marmației, Romania

A course with many examples and a lot of involvement


I met valuable persons/teachers, I enjoyed the Greek culture and hospitality


I learned a lot of innovative teaching methods that I will apply in my lessons


Interesting course, charismatic trainers!

Milian Cristina, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

I had a great time, I enjoyed the courses and the trairners activities! Great organizers!

Simona Anca, Colegiul Național ”Vasile Lucaciu” Baia Mare, Romania

This course overcame my expectatios. As a science communication (not a teacher) and provided me new innovating tools to my work and to work with teachers

Sara mina, Lagos Ciência Viva Science Centre, Portugal

Very interesting method to bring students outside of box

Plitan petrica, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

The course has fully met my expectations and beyond that!! I would like to take part in more of these courses. Thank you!

Laura Pop, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

The course was a great experience for me!!

Marzanna Grabowska, I Liceum ogólnokształcące z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Marii Konopnickiej w Suwałkach, Poland

A great learning experience provided by IDEC in the country of philosophes and democracy. You people are great! Thank you!

Cinta Adriana, Școala Gimnazială ”George Coșbuc” Baia Mare, Romania

Thanks! Very good course!

Moldovan Ana Lucretia, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

Thank you for a very good course and a fabulous time in Greece!

Mester Adriana, Colegiul Național ”Gheorghe Șincai” Baia Mare, Romania

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