Course dates:

October 2018, Cantalupa, Piedmont, Italy (Level 1, dates to be confirmed, in English)

The course can also be organised on demand, either as a residential or in-house. Dates and locations can be changed upon request. Contact us for details.

(deadline for grant applications in your National Agency is Feb 2018)

 

Objective:

  • Provide the participants with tools and ideas for improving their current approaches to problem solving and problem management.

Who should attend:

  • Teachers and teacher trainers.
  • Policy makers and educational administrators.
  • Professionals interested in improving their problem solving, creativity and problem management.

Course contents (see detailed programme below):

  • Main models of TRIZ are introduced in the context of practical problem solving done by the participants.
  • TRIZ based classes for the participants to demonstrate educational application of TRIZ.
  • TRIZ is used throughout the course to solve practical problems of the participants.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants know the main models of TRIZ and how they are applied in the problem-solving process.
  • Participants can follow the main steps of the TRIZ approach to problem-solving.
  • Participants are willing to apply elements of TRIZ to the analysis of their own problems.

Facilitators:


Dmitry Kucharavy

A freelance researcher and consultant, France, currently at Politecnico di Milano. Over 20 years of practical experience in TRIZ as engineer, consultant, trainer and researcher.

 

 


Dr. Alexander Sokol

A teacher, teacher trainer, researcher in the field of thinking skills in language education. A certified TRIZ specialist. Alexander first learned about TRIZ in 1989 and has been dealing with it ever since.

 

Preliminary programme:

DAY 1
10:00-16:00 Arrival
16:30-18:00 Introduction & getting to know each other
18:00-19:00 Course aims and finalisation of the programme
19:30 Welcome dinner

DAY 2
09:00-10:30 Why is the problem difficult?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 What is the key task of any problem-solving process?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 Where do we start when facing a problem?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 How do we know that the initial situation is well-described?
19:30- Dinner

DAY 3
09:00-10:30 How do we define the contradiction of element?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How does a contradiction look like in my problem?
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 How do we know that the contradiction is well-defined?
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 4
09:00-10:30 What is an ideal solution?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How do we define the contradiction of parameter?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 How has my problem changed and why?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 How do we deal with contradictions?

DAY 5
09:00-10:30 What is a concept solution and how do we build it?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How do we transform a concept solution to a practical one?
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 How do evaluate our progress during the week?
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 6
09:00-10:30 How is the problem-solving process manifested in our case studies?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 What else do we need to finalise our case-study projects?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 How do we evaluate our progress during the week?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break and country presentations
17:30-19:00 How can we continue?
20:00 Gala dinner

DAY 7
09:00-10:00 What is TRIZ?
10:00-11:00 How can we validate our learning outcomes?
11:00-12:00 What is next? Feedback on the course and certification
Departure

 

Course Price

We offer a flexible approach to course fees to ensure that you are able to choose the most appropriate option for your needs.

OPTION 1. ERASMUS+ PACKAGE
(best option for partners receiving an Erasmus+ grant and planning long-term collaboration with TA Group)

  • Total price per package per participant – EUR 1400

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, social programme during the course, distant support of each participant during a year + organisation support during a year.

For you reference: when obtaining an Erasmus+ grant, the amount you will receive for each participant from your organisation will be in the range of EUR 1500-1800 + travel expenses, depending on the country you come from and where the course takes place. Thus, the amount of the grant will always be enough to cover all the costs associated with the course.

Feel free to contact us if something remains unclear.

 

OPTION 2. CUSTOMIZED PAYMENT
(The option is for partners interested in a particular course or one of the additional services we offer. You can select any of the services or their combination)

  • Course fee – EUR 1250

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, and the social programme during the course.

  • Distant support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support (answers to questions, comments on reflection, participation in webinars and other online events) during the year following the course.

  • Organisation support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support for the organisation at the stage of application and reporting, as well as the possibility to have consultation on administrative issues during the project implementation.

 

DISCOUNTS

Each partner organisation participating in the courses is eligible to one of the following discounts:

 

  • 10% discount for each participant that attends Level 1 and Level 2 courses during one year;
  • 10% discount for each participant if the total number of participant from one organisation that attend the courses during the year is 10 and more.

Additionally you can have a discount if two participants from your organisation are accommodated in a twin room (this discount is available in some of the venues only and should be confirmed by the organisers first)

Information about previous courses

You can see photos, videos and the participants' feedback from our previous courses.

Photos: Feb 2010, Feb 2011, Feb 2012, Nov 2012, Aug 2013

Participants' feedback: Feb 2010, Feb 2011, Feb 2012, Nov 2012, Aug 2013

Video fragments from previous courses

Video feedback from previous courses (various courses 2014-2016)

Video feedback from previous courses (various courses 2009-2013)

 

The number of places on each course is limited, therefore we are asking you to contact us as soon as possible if you would like to book a place.

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