Trainers Training Course (TTC-EN)


This is a course for Artists and Experts in adult education who want to be trained and become Centraur Trainers. 
It is an open, online, self-paced and gamified Trainers Training Course (without any face to face sessions). 


After reading this Guide you will:

  • get familiarized with the CENTAUR platform
  • be able to browse and view the available online material
  • understand as a trainer/training organization what the material is about and how you can use it

View the Guide here.

You may download the "How to use th CENTAUR e-platform" guide from here [ PDF ], [ PPT ].


The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Further Reading

Mark Runco, Steven Pritzker: Encyclopedia of Creativity, Academic Press (1999)

Hardcover ISBN: 9780128156148,   eBook ISBN: 9780128156155
Note: This is the most comprehensive handbook, and might be a standard for scientists from different disciplines, but too large and expensive for casual reading and with a strong focus on economy and management.

Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi : Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (1996),

(different editions in different languages)

A classic, but still interesting to read

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In this unit the CENTAUR platform is introduced.

  • What is the CENTAUR e-platform?
  • The structure of the Platform
  • Choose your language
  • No need for Registration or Login
  • Sharing the link via Social Media Networks

In this unit the main roles and usage scenarios are presented.

  • Main roles: Trainer and Trainee
  • What CENTAUR offers to a Trainer
  • What CENTAUR offers to a Trainee
  • Usage scenarios for Trainers
    • scenario 1 - Preparation process for a Trainer
    • scenario 2 - The Trainer organizes f2f training sessions
    • scenario 3 - The Trainer makes use of the Adult Learners Space during a f2f training session
  • Usage scenarios for a Trainee
    • scenario 4 – Trainee’s preparation for participating in a f2f training session
    • scenario 5 – A Trainee participates in a f2f training sessions
    • scenario 6 – Any online Trainee uses self-study without guidance exercises

In this Unit, the functionality available to a trainer is explained.

  • Creativity Handbook
  • Training Course
  • Networking Hub
    • How to register
    • How to use the Hub
  • Be added, as a Trainer, to the CENTAUR Artist Data Base
  • Exercises and how to search them
  • How to use the dedicated Adult Learners Space


In this Unit, the functionality available to a trainee is explained.

  • Artists/Trainer Data Base
  • Self Assessment Tool (SAT)
    • Questainnaire
    • Results
  • Self-study exercises via Mobile App



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