Teachers learned how to use creativity to improve interethnic integration


Can students learn how to deal with challenges in a fun, interactive and creative way? Good teachers know that the answer is – yes! To learn such exciting methodologies, 16 teachers, from 8 secondary schools from Macedonia, attended a Training for creative workshops, held in Skopje, from 24-26 January, 2018.

The training equipped the dedicated teachers with skills and tools necessary to work with students through creative processes during which they challenge and discuss their views and develop critical thinking skills. The teachers went through a unique 3-day program, in which they themselves experienced the activities that will be implemented with students.

This training was a very interesting and above all, useful experience for me. Through the activities, I gained a lot of new skills, and I especially liked the fact that the focus of the training was practical work, rather than theoretical lecture. I believe that the creative workshops will be conducted excellently in our school and that the students will like them very much!“, said one of the participants in the training.

This is the first training of this type I have attended. It was a wonderful experience, and a very energetic, dynamic and usefully spent time. During the training there were many interesting and useful ideas that I will apply in the future in my work with the students“, added a teacher who was also part of the training.

Following the training, the teachers will deliver weekly workshops to students in their schools. Through these workshops, the ethnically diverse students will have a chance to work together in a fun and safe environment, and jointly develop creative products that address the issues which they find important in their communities. We look forward to seeing what these students will come up with!

This activity is part of the Youth Ethnic Integration Project, funded by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

This article is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of MCEC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.