The teacher as a change agent

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

Fluxul de mobilitate 2:

Cel de-al doilea flux de mobilitate se va realiza la organizația Newschool AS, Oslo, Norvegia, în perioada 11-15 februarie 2019. Vor participa patru inspectori școlari.


Education used to be “about teaching people something” but has evolved to “making sure that individuals develop a reliable compass and the navigation skills to find their own way through an increasingly uncertain, volatile and ambiguous world” (OECD report, 2015).

Schools need to prepare students for a fast pace changing world, for jobs yet to be created, technologies to be invented, and problems yet to be solved.

Change cannot happen with only individuals, but within teams that collaborate and learn together. Change happens within a work culture that needs to be discussed, together with the individual skills to carry that change.

Newschool invites us to a practical exploration of the teacher`s role as a change agent, not only of his/her own practice, but one empowered to build change teams towards a personalised, informal and collaborative vision of education. This course is designed to increasing the quality of the Romanian education through lifelong learning of educational experts, as part of the “Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship” EEA Grants 2014-2021. 


The course has a threefold objective:

  • How to build “change teams” – practicing competences needed to sustain implementation of innovative practices in own institutions.
  • How to be a facilitator in a student-centred education system – practicing facilitation skills and learning from and with a team
  • How to work with interdisciplinary projects  – practicing, tools and methodologies

Welcome to a 5 day immersion into project-based learning, teaching as leadership, facilitation techniques and job shadowing of Norwegian schools. We will explore experiential ways of learning, and practice the change educators` role from delivering information to inspiring, facilitating, and designing for creativity, innovation and risk in education. Learning by doing – not by listening.


Facilitation; Designing curricula for 21st century skills; Reflecting on experiences; Problem-based learning; Storytelling/Narrative capacity to picture scenarios; Capacity to take initiative, analyse and evaluate; Collaborative learning; Learning from mistakes; Feedback giving and feedback receiving.


Days 1- 3, 9-17 hrs: Workshop – Teaching as leadership: exploring the role of the teacher as a facilitator for transversal skills.  Practical workshop in facilitation techniques, feedback giving and receiving, and exploration of the role of the teacher as a change agent.

Day 4, 9-17 hrs – Project-based and student-centred learning: cross-disciplinary teaching. “A day in the life of…”  Job shadowing with a Norwegian education institution.

Day 5, 9-14 hrs – Summing up and the way forward – Action plan and community building strategies.

La sfârșitul mobilității, participanții vor încheia un raport de activitate și vor completa un chestionar de satisfacție.

Material realizat cu sprijinul financiar al Mecanismului Financiar al SEE 2014 – 2021. Conținutul acestuia (text, fotografii, video) nu reflectă opinia oficială a Operatorului de Program, a Punctului Național de Contact sau a Oficiului Mecanismului Financiar. Informațiile și opiniile exprimate reprezintă responsabilitatea exclusivă a autorului/autorilor”.


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