There are plenty of student-centered teaching methods, but this course is a mini-guide only for active learning, inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning and project-based learning.  We chose to discuss this type of teaching, mainly because it develops crucial skills such as:  critical thinking, problem-solving, risk-taking, collaboration, cooperation, communication, organisation, time management (team working) or self-confidence in knowledge and skills which are a must for 21st century learner/classrooms. One size doesn’t fit all, therefore we should be able to accommodate different learning styles through differentiation.

Outline of the course:

Through this course you will be introduced to:

  • Active learning

  • Inquiry-based learning

  • Project-based learning

  • Problem-based learning

The course discusses about how to create CLIL materials in various branches of biology; how to use fluently principles of CLIL in biology lessons and how to reduce students' stress in using different languages in science education.