The Minutes of Meeting in Seville

“Basic Sciences all over life” (BSAOL)
Erasmus+ 2019-1-TR01-KA229-074286-3
LTT C1 - Short-term joint training staff activity “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and Positive Psychology” IES Atenea

26th, 27th and 28th november 2019 – Mairena del Aljarafe – Seville - Spain

Partners and participants

Partner 1: Torbali Turk Telekom Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School (Turkey) – Project Coordinator
Participants from Turkey: Dicle Hacer Atmaca, Mustafa Sari, Erhan Özdemir, Zeki Yangöz

Partner 2: Agrupamento de Escolas Trigal de Santa María (Portugal)
Participants from Portugal: José Sil (Principal), Antonio Rocha, Ricardo Leite, Carla Costa

Partner 3: Miskolci Szakkepzesi Centrum Mezokovesdi Szent Laszlo Gimnaziuma, Kozgazdasagi Szakgimnaziuma és (Hungary)
Participants from Hungary: Andrásné Tállai (Deputy Principal), Erzsébet Pajtókné Póta, Ildikó Nagyné, Tünde Orzosné Nagy

Partner 4: Marijampoles Rygiskiu Jono Gimnazija (Lithuania)
Participants from Lithuania: Vilhemas Petkevicius (Principal), Dovilè Maceikienè, Ausra Kapsevicienè, Vidmantas Kepalavicius

Partner 5: Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “da Vinci de Giorgio“ (Italy)
Participants from Italy: Giuliana Costantino, Claudia Antonelli

Partner 6: IES ATENEA (Spain) - Host partner
Participants from Spain: Mª Rocio Carbonero, Agueda Mesa, Carmen Camino, Carmen Nieto, Beatriz Fernández, Marta Rendón, Bárbara Borrero, José Luís Domínguez, Pilar Bermejo, Rafael Prieto, Inmaculada Espinar.

Description of the activity LTT - C1 - Short-term joint training staff

IES Atenea have organized the first mobility and activity LTT -C1 within the project “Basic Science all over Life” for a group of teachers from 6 countries during 3 days in Seville.

Workshop Summary – Training staff C1 activity: “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and Positive Psychology”
“Students who are not emotionally regulated cannot explore, nor can they learn”.

The activity is carried out, organized and conducted by Rocio Carbonero (Psychology Degree), teacher and deputy principal of IES Atenea.

This activity focuses on new methodologies based on emotional education and positive psychology.

Within the framework of Positive-Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience we tried to show some skills and tools to the teaching staff to improve communication, relationship, self-esteem, succeed both academically and socially.

Social and Emotional Learning skills, such as active-listening, empathy, self-awareness, resilience, solving-problems can improve attention and concentration and increase focus and self-regulation reducing levels of stress and anxiety. It is therefore the gateway to motivate the willingness to learn.

More and more psychologists and teachers think that Emotional Intelligence is as important as IQ to learn and to go further in life.

From our contribution we have proposed activities to explore and teach techniques of emotional self- regulation for teachers.

Every teacher involved in the project can learn these techniques for a later use in their different subjects.

We put into practice our experience in some techniques with students giving them tools to improve attention and concentration, not only at school but also in real life. Social and Emotional Learning skills can raise their levels of empathy, resilience and self-esteem and is also a good way to reduce stress and anxiety which are, in many cases, the reason for dropping out of school. Our goal is giving our students a strong reason for learning and the tools to achieve their goals in real life.

Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified as one of the most cost-effective ways to improve learning. It’s also thought to help boost performance in subjects such as Mathematics, Science and English.

Before the mobility:
We sent some documents by email to the participant staff in the different countries to prepare and work on the face-to-face workshop beforehand. ( Annex 1)

During the mobility:
Four training staff sessions of two hours each conducted by Rocio Carbonero. Digital smartboard and presentation program (Annex 2)

Teachers from different countries shared experiences, activities and tools to improve motivation, active-listening and self-awareness in our students. Meeting a group of teachers from different countries to research and share knowledge and good practices in order to better motivate our students to learn.

The activity that we proposed with the teaching staff was aimed at creating an atmosphere of safety, confidence and autonomy for the students in the classroom.

After the presentation of the content using the smartboard we worked out some documents to share out among the teachers involved.

We worked on aspects of emotion and motivation such as emotional management, the internal reward system, how to generate curiosity and intrigue to motivate, the stages of learning, how attention is formed and how new technologies and multiple stimuli influence it.

We carried out some activities to find out the best attitude and performance of the teachers during their classes with the students, in order to solve the problems that arise.

Every teacher involved present their experiences and share ideas. We did some mindfulness and concentration training. We worked mindfulness techniques in the different subjects and we applied our knowledge
about social and emotional learning skills and positive psychology in a practical way.

The group of 20 teachers was working together in order to improve our students´ self-esteem, social and communication skills and also motivation. We shared our problems and experiences in the classroom, solving-problems techniques in order to put all of them into practice in our lessons with students.

The working methods used require cooperation among teachers and a shared understanding of the importance of SEL, to reinforce the role of the teacher and give a secure attachment. Working methods must be versatile, they must activate students to allow differentiation, for example work in groups, pairs and project work alongside independent work.

We carried out activities to find out the best attitude and performance of the teachers during their classes with the students, in order to solve the problems that arise.

Through the different workshops we worked with teachers on the mechanisms on which motivation and attention are based.

We tried to build the link for significant learning to take place, and we start by building a safety base for students in the classroom.

Programme development:

Tuesday - 26th NOVEMBER 2019

09:00-09:30 IES ATENEA. Welcome and reception at IES Atenea. The principal of IES Atenea, Juan Francisco Senín welcome the group of teachers and gave them a souvenir gift from Seville.

09:30 – 11:30 IES ATENEA - Training session 1 at School: Workshop
- Introducing the Spanish education system. Presentation (Annex 3)
- Training staff activity C1 “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and
Positive Psychology”. Training session 1 - Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain of emotions.

11:30-12:00 Coffee-break offered by the host at the training restaurant in IES Atenea.

12:00-14:00 IES ATENEA - Training session 2 at School: Workshop. Training Staff activity C1 “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and Positive Psychology” Training session 2. Intelligence, Emotional Education and Mindfulness

14:00-15:00 Metro to Triana. We left the school by metro and walked to the famous neighbourhood of Triana, near the river Guadalquivir.

15:00-17:00 Lunch at Triana Market. There, we had something to eat at Triana Market, a place full of history and charm.

17:00-17:30 MUSEO DE LA CERÁMICA DE TRIANA. After lunch, we visited TRIANA POTTERY MUSEUM, which is a landmark in the neighbourhood of Triana and it also has a great historical relevance in the city of Seville. CASTILLO DE SAN JORGE.

17:30-19:00 Visiting Triana and Guadalquivir River. We went for a lovely walk along the river having a beautiful view of the city of Seville and some of its most famous landmarks.

19:00-21:00 Flamenco Dance and Museum.

21:30 Dinner in a restaurant in the city center.

Wednesday - 27th NOVEMBER 2019

09:00-11:30 IES ATENEA - Training session 3 at School Workshop. Staff activity C1 “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and Positive Psychology”. Training session 3 Emotional Education – SEL

11:30.12:00 Coffee-break offered by the host at the training restaurant in IES Atenea.

12:00-14:00 IES ATENEA - Training session 4 at School
Workshop. “New Methodologies Based on Emotional Education and Positive Psychology”. Training session 4 Attention and motivation

The group of teachers chose the Project’s Logo: the winner was an Spanish student from IES Atenea, Julia López.

14:00-16:00 Lunch at the training restaurant IES ATENEA as a courtesy of our host school.

16:00-21:00 After lunch, we took the metro to visit the beautiful PLAZA DE ESPAÑA, located in the most famous park in the city, MARÍA LUISA PARK. PLAZA DE ESPAÑA was built as the Spanish Pavilion in the Ibero-American Exhibition held in Seville in 1929 and it´s one of our most representative landmarks.

21:30 Dinner in a restaurant in the city center.

Thursday, 28th NOVEMBER 2019

09:00-11:30 Visit the monuments. Alcazar, Mudejar Palace. The Cathedral and The Giralda Minaret Tower. We started our tour to the city center visiting the ALCAZAR, which was built in the 19th century
as a Muslim fortress and it´s still in use today as a Royal Palace. It´s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that, we went to the Cathedral, which is not far away, and it´s the third largest cathedral in the world, after St Peter in Rome and St Paul in London, and also many interesting chapels plenty of paintings, artworks and sites such as the tomb of Christopher Columbus. There, well be able to admire our most famous landmark in the city, THE GIRALDA.

14:00-16:00 Lunch at DON JUAN Restaurant.

16:00-21:00 After lunch, we visit the nearby BARRIO de SANTA CRUZ, the old Jewish neighbourhood in Seville and the city center.

21:00-22:00 Dinner

After the mobility:
IES Atenea made and allocated an Assessment questionnaire of the activity C1 among the participants to fill it out through Google Form and Drive.



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