Early in September 2019, Stimmuli together with the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of central Macedonia and Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg organised a teacher’s training workshop. 56 teachers attended the workshop and received information and guidance on how to experiment with Social Innovation Education (SIE) in their own settings.
Overall, the discussions held during the workshop enabled teachers to get to grips with SIE but most importantly brought to surface some “expected” challenges that they may face as a result of :
- i) teachers established teaching practices and the need to change their instructional style, step back and let students lead the way,
- ii) difficulties in understanding the wider concept of social innovation
- iii) existing attitudes and narrow perceptions towards linking entrepreneurship and school education.
More training workshops are planned so as different processes and tools to be created for embedding SIE at schools.