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The teacher as a change agent

  • Sentralen Øvre Slottsgate Oslo, Oslo Norway (map)


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 you 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-centered 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, analyze and evaluate; Collaborative learning; Learning from mistakes; Feedback giving and feedback receiving.

AGENDA (minor changes may occur):

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-centered 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.

Please make sure you arrive the day before the 1st day of the course.


This course is offered on 3 different dates :

 - 15th - 19th October 2018,

 - 3rd -7th  December 2018

 - 11th- 15th February 2019

For more details, and to apply to the course, write an email to 

The price for the 5 day course is 480 euros/ participant.  In addition, a fee of 100 euros/participant is required for lunch & coffee breaks for the 5 days. The cost of travel and accommodation is not included.


Newschool is a small education design agency specializing in building & curating visual tools that foster collaboration, and facilitating learning experiences for the needs of the 21st century. We are also specialized in project management, with a strong focus on research driven innovation in education technology. Newschool has offices in Oslo, and is a member of the best co-working space in Norway, the Nordic Center for Social Innovation (, where the course will be held. In its almost 3 years of existence, Newschool has developed and co-created with teachers TeamLearn (, a collaborative tool for project work in education and it recently launched a project management tool aimed at small and medium business that operate in the Google environment ( The team has extensive change management experience, unique insights in workforce trends and technology, pedagogy at its core, and solid international experience in education innovation, collaborative processes, business development, technology management, instructional design, learning sciences research, policy design and implementation.

Name of host organization (private entity): Newschool AS,c/o Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo, Norway

Contact person and legal representative: Mihaela Tabacaru, CEO,, tlf +47 41855830


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The teacher as a change agent