IHU of Thessaloniki – Training and Lifelong Learning Center (K.E.Di.V.M.)
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of the School of Engineering of the International Hellenic University (IHU), organizes a distance learning program for "Robotics, STEAM and New Technologies Educators" of 400 hours, lasting 9 months, simultaneously providing 26 ECTS credits.
The seminar is divided into primary & secondary education structures with 0.5 units in accordance with Law No. 4473/2017, and with Law 4547/12-06-2018 paragraph 24,2,d,bb. It can also be counted in any future teacher recruitment announcements, which require proof of the corresponding and relevant knowledge subject. Also, it is addressed to anyone interested in assuming the position of Executive (training manager but also head of training managers) in KDBMs, since it is a prerequisite for trainers or prospective trainers in Continuing Training and Lifelong Learning structures, for Educational Program design consultants. Finally, it ensures strong comparative advantage for employment in Private Educational Organizations (Colleges, KES, KEK, IEK, Training Centers, KDBM).
Purpose of the program:
The purpose of this 400-hour training program is to provide specialized scientific knowledge but also to develop skills regarding the design and implementation of educational programs in robotics, STEAM and new technologies by teachers.
The training in the educational dimension of robotics and in general of STEAM and new technologies concerns the learning of their scientific dimension as well as the basic pedagogical principles of robotics and new technologies, the acquisition of skills and the cultivation of the tripartite knowledge, skills and attitudes related with the added value of using new technology. At the same time, it is considered necessary to train the trainers in pedagogical and didactic subjects so that they themselves can create activities that will be adapted to the needs of the trainees of formal or special education. The purpose of the program, among others, is the presentation of the basic principles of learning theories in correspondence with the epistemological content of STEAM and the presentation of modern teaching models. A more specific goal of the program is to provide the appropriate scientific background in terms of the development of educational scenarios, educational techniques, means and methods that will be used in the elaboration and modernization of teaching. Finally, it ensures complete training regarding evaluation methods of the educational project in every field related to education.
Indicatively, the program is addressed to active and unappointed primary education teachers, to secondary education teachers of various specialties, to instructors of lifelong learning programs, to teachers of various academic subjects, to school counselors, to educational staff of private education, educational staff of Private and Public IEK, to undergraduate and postgraduate students, to University and ATEI graduates and to instructors of private STEAM and educational robotics centers for their training in STEAM technologies as a STEAM instructor. It is also addressed to IEK graduates and Lyceum graduates as well as to other professionals, unskilled workers and unemployed and general people who are part of the "Adult Education" framework.
How to watch:
The implementation of the program follows the hybrid model of education, combining lifelong education with asynchronous and modern distance learning. Various techniques are used such as lectures, demonstrations, exercises with and without guidance, combining the material to be studied that will be provided by the asynchronous distance learning platform. Out of the total of 400 hours, 75 hours are lectures and presentations that can be implemented either live or through a modern distance learning platform and 325 hours are distance learning through an asynchronous teaching platform. In addition, there is the possibility of optional participation in workshops and practical exercises that will be implemented for life, without participation in them being a necessary condition for receiving the certificate.
It is possible to be exempted from attending part of the program, through the process of prior knowledge certification. The certification of prior knowledge can separately concern the theoretical or the applied part of the training. Therefore, trainees who have successfully attended the training program entitled "Robotics Trainer Training" organized by the Automation Engineering department in collaboration with Center for Training and Lifelong Learning (K.E.Di.Vi.M.) of IHU of Thessaloniki and have received the corresponding certificate, they have the possibility to be exempted from the obligation to attend thematic units related to the previous certification. In no case can the exemption exceed in number of hours the total number of duration of the previous program they have attended.
Live meetings and optional laboratory exercises and practices can be implemented in different cities as long as the number of participants allows it.
The participation fee amounts to €500 and the amount is paid in 3 equal installments, as described below. Upon submission of the application, €200 is paid, before the end of the first quarter €150 and the payment (remaining €150) is made before the completion of the 9 months of the program.
Trainees who have successfully attended the training program entitled "Robotics Trainer Training" organized by the Automation Engineering department in collaboration with K.E.Di.Vi.M. of IHU Thessaloniki and have received the corresponding certificate, they have a discount of 20% which means that they pay the amount of €400. The payment method follows the above with the following breakdown (€150 – €150 – €100).
The program is 400 hours, lasts 9 months and its initiation is a dynamic process depending on the number of participations. Indicatively, it can start on 1/3, 1/6, 1/9 and 1/12 of each year and whenever the necessary number of waiting participants is reached. In addition to the 400 hours, there is the possibility to participate in optional workshops and practical exercises to better consolidate the knowledge. The optional workshops are announced before the start of each cycle, as to their duration and location.
Declarations of Participation
Participating trainees should be at least secondary school graduates. Higher education degree with basic knowledge of computer use and English language will be considered additional qualifications that will be evaluated accordingly.
To register, fill out the form (. pdf) and send it electronically to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The teaching modules are described below:
|TEACHING MODULE||HOURS||ECTS / ECVET|
|New Technologies and Robotics||30||2|
|Development of Educational Scenarios||30||2|
At the end of the seminar, a training certificate is granted for the professional training and training program "Robotics, STEAM and New Technologies Instructors"
Below (. pdf) you can see the program update guide.
Laboratory of Robotics and mechatronic systems, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, IHU Thessaloniki, Greece 57400