Pre-conference tutorials

Two pre-conference tutorials will take place on Fri morning, 14 Sep, from 0900 to 1200.

Tutorial 1. The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and Its Potential for Education. Register

Tutorial 2. Problem Centred Education in the Primary School. Register

The fee for each tutorial is EUR 50. The number of places for each tutorial is limited, so first come, first served policy will be applied. If you would like to attend one of the tutorials, please fill in the registration form. More detailed information about each of the tutorials is given below.

Tutorial 1. The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and Its Potential for Education. 

As the topics of creativity and thinking are gaining popularity, more and more people become aware of critical thinking, Philosophy for Children, various techniques developed by Dr. de Bono and other approaches. The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) developed by Genrich Altshuller in the second part of the XXth century is less known in the educational context. Although this theory has been effectively used for practical problem solving across domains for several decades, still few people are aware of its potential for education. This tutorial will be useful for those interested in learning more about TRIZ and how it can contribute to developing one's creativity and thinking skills. Examples from various disciplines and for various age groups of learners will be offered, therefore the tutorial is open not only to teachers but also parents, researchers, managers, policy makers and other groups of participants. 

The tutorial will be facilitated by Dr. Alexander Sokol, academic director of TA Group, Latvia

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Tutorial 2. Problem Centred Education in the Primary School. 

The tutorial deals with using the tools from the General Theory of Powerful Thinking based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (OTSM-TRIZ) in various subjects. We will consider some problems characteristic of the educational process and then test OTSM-TRIZ models as a means for obtaining solutions.
During the tutorial, you will learn how the same tools (models, technologies) could be presented in various subjects (maths, language, literature, biology). We will concentrate on the domain-free properties of the teaching tools and their specific application in each particular subject. Age specific characteristics of using the tools will also be considered.
The participants will have an opportunity to test some teaching tools, such us constructors for building exercises and training games with various banks of objects.

The tutorial will be facilitated by Dr. Alla Nesterenko, Teacher Training & Re-Qualification Academy, Moscow, Russia

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