Njivice, Krk Island, August 7, 2023 - Against the idyllic backdrop of Njivice on Krk Island, an extraordinary week-long course unfolded, uniting educators from Germany and Romania in a symphony of shared knowledge and cultural exchange. The island buzzed with the energy of three distinct courses: "Breaking the Cycle: Empowering Youth to Overcome Bullying and Behavioral Addictions" led by Nataša Ljubić Klemše, "Shared Leadership in Inclusive Education" led by Tomislav Pavlović and "Innovative Teaching Methods: Education in a New Era" guided by Matija Krmek.
This inaugural educational journey, immersed in the first week of August's warm embrace, presented a unique blend of interactive learning sessions, invigorating walking tours, and a tantalizing array of local gastronomic delights.
Educators from different countries embarked on a transformative walking tour guided by Alen, soaking in not just the island's natural beauty but also the wisdom of a shared leadership approach. The tour provided a fitting metaphor for the collaborative ethos that underpinned the course.
Nataša's course, "Breaking the Cycle: Empowering Youth to Overcome Bullying and Behavioral Addictions," echoed with dedication and empowerment. Through engaging lessons and discussions, participants gained a toolkit to make a positive impact in the lives of young people. The harmony of the course content and the island's serene landscape seemed to inspire both growth and rejuvenation. The island's winding paths played host to the participants of the "Shared Leadership in Inclusive Education" course, led by the insightful Tomislav.
In parallel, Matija's course, "Innovative Teaching Methods: Education in a New Era," breathed life into the concept of education itself. Matija's passion for transformative pedagogy was contagious, as participants delved into cutting-edge teaching methodologies. The picturesque surroundings served as a creative backdrop for envisioning a future where education knows no bounds.
Throughout the week, the course participants were treated to a delightful culinary experience curated by Verica. From serving refreshing drinks to baking mouthwatering cakes, Verica's hospitality added a layer of warmth to the course. Her dedication to her craft and attention to detail ensured that each participant felt nurtured and valued beyond the classroom.
As the week drew to a close, hearts were full, minds were enriched, and a tapestry of cross-cultural connections was woven. The success of this multifaceted course in Njivice attested to the boundless power of collaboration, education, and embracing diverse cultures.