To know and understand our own culture, we must learn to see it from the point of view of other cultures, comparing our customs and beliefs with those of other times and places. With globalization now upon us, and external diversity on the retreat, it is becoming a matter of urgency to protect and preserve the internal diversity that each society owes to its constituent groups and subgroups, all of which develop differences that they consider highly important.

Claude Lévi-Strauss, French ethnologist


NGO Kaunas Biennial offers 5 professional development courses for practitioners from the educational sector: teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, special needs), teacher trainers, school management staff:

  • Teachers First! – seven-day course in Guadeloupe, France
  • Digital Dynamic Cultural Dialogue – ten-day course in Guadeloupe, France
  • Mosaic of Communication – eight-day course in Lithuania
  • Hidden in the Open Space – five-day course in Iceland
  • A Classroom with a Door to the World – ten-day course in Guadeloupe, France
Course language: English
Registration for application support: Click here
Contact: Rita Stoskiene

Tel.: +590 690 924 354

Email: cheritage100@gmail.com

Course provider: VšĮ Kauno bienalė / NGO Kaunas Biennial

Plento g. 1D, Kaunas LT-45393


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Well-being and mindfulness with a drum

Many recent studies reveal alarming results of teachers being overstressed at work – long hours caused by new assessment systems, accountability rules and education reforms. The extremely high teacher stress levels do not contribute towards effective children’s learning. Some surveys claim that an epidemic of teacher stress is on the rise…
We invite educators to stop for a moment and re-discover their passion for teaching and life itself. The programme creates opportunities for the participants to experience and use different tools and methods of stress management as well as boost their well-being and resilience. Insights into various initiatives and programmes, meaningful discussions, outdoor experiences, yoga and therapeutic drum sessions will enhance the ability to embrace life to the full.

For more information, go to School Education Gateway.


ICT tools for Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The general idea to be developed by participants is the preservation and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage in the digital age of globalisation alongside looking into migration and social inclusion which influences the dynamic nature of the culture.

The course consists of on-site lectures, practical activities, cooperative work, visits, and discussions. The thematic content of each day is based on learning-by-doing followed by reflection-upon-action in relation to the digital orientation of the young generation. Experience days on storytelling, local customs, and traditions, music and dance, art inspirations are followed by observation of these practices in schools and enhanced through sharing these experiences using various WEB 2.0 tools. The course is supported with an eTwinning project which serves well for monitoring own learning, visibility and dissemination purposes. The course ends with the evaluation session and discussion on future initiatives, such as eTwinning or Erasmus+ projects.

For more information, go to School Education Gateway.


Effective communication and craft of mosaic making

The course raises awareness of the need to learn effective communication in order to be successful in our social lives and to achieve the goals raised in Europe 2020.

Exploring different types of communication while creating a mosaic, participants will depict the skill of communication as a main factor of social inclusion skills. These skills can be compared to pieces of mosaic – we can observe the colour and the shape of a single piece, but only a complete picture of assembled pieces together give us aesthetic satisfaction. The same with communication – only understanding the mechanism behind communication and engaging the skills efficiently we can achieve effective communication.

The course methodology is unique in a way that participants not only improve their understanding of effective communication for social inclusion but also learn the craft of mosaic making.

For more information, go to School Education Gateway


Intangible cultural heritage in relation with nature

Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. While fragile, intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalisation. An understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps with intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life.

During the course participants will experience the bonds between environment and the perspective of the local community, share myths and legends from their own cultures focusing on similarities and parallels, explore important natural heritage sites.

For more information, go to School Education Gateway.


Internationalisation of curriculum and national identity

The course looks into internationalisation and modernisation of curriculum. Participants will analyse how to re-design their school curriculum to maximize learning in our rapidly globalising world.

Many teachers come across the dilemma of balance between internationalism and national identity, especially in single nation countries. This course will demonstrate that internationalisation of curriculum significantly enhances national identity. While learning about unique features of cultures, participants will come to an increased understanding of their own national identity at the same time developing senses of tolerance and acceptance.

In our unique outdoor classrooms, set around the island, participants will analyse internationalisation strategy and explore various methods and tools shaping internationalisation policy to the needs of their school. Alongside, interactive French language learning activities and encounters with cultural activists will provide participants with insight into local community.

For more information, go to School Education Gateway.


– Register to receive support with your application here.
– Prepare your application form “Mobility For School Staff (Key Action 1)” and submit it before the deadline.
– Follow the guidance from your National Agency. The list of all agencies here.
– Inform us about the results of your application to enroll on the course.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Rita Stoskiene, the course organiser:
Email: cheritage100@gmail.com


VšĮ “Kauno bienalė”
Plento g. 1 d, Kaunas LT45393, Lietuva
Įmonės kodas 302751123
Tel. +37062998182
Biudžetinė sąskaita: LT627044060007822032


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