The clohe webinar


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On September 11th 2012 CLOHe held its first webinar, the recording is online at This was an exciting and fun event that built awareness and engagement with the project with educators across Europe.

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The clohe webinar

  1. 1. Introduction to the project A European Union funded education projectThe project ‘Clockwork objects, enhanced learning: Automata Toys Construction in 1mary education for Learning to Learn promotion, creativity fostering & Key Competences acquisition’ has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. AboutFor Primary schools in EuropeTo Introduce engineering, arts, sculpture, mechanics and scienceBy Combining play and technology scienceTo Enhance transversal key competencies
  3. 3. What are?Mechanical moving toys (Automata) Made of paper, wood, metal or found objects Combine sculpture with a machine Story-telling toys
  4. 4. What are?The lower part Mechanical elements cams, cranks, gears, ratchets, leversThe upper part The fantasy toy element
  5. 5. Why Automata?Child tailored communication deviceStory telling mechanical sculpturesEngineering, cultural awareness andartistic expression
  6. 6. Pedagogic results?Learning to learnCultural awareness Basic science and mathematics Soft Skills and Social Skills Reading and writing skills Communication skills Digital competences Second language skills Language skills
  7. 7. Classroom process Read a story Identify key points Identify the images Define the character Identify and research materials Design the automataBuild the mechanical components and toy elements Assemble & test the mechanical components Assemble the complete structure Provide feedback
  8. 8. Project Methodology Logical process a) Preparation of piloting tools and materials b) Training the trainers c) Experimentation / piloting d) Finalization of materials Cannon Paper Craft
  9. 9. Project outputs Replicating the projectDidactic kitTeacher guidesOnline & offline teacher workshopsCase studiesRoadmap for childrenQuestionnairesTeacher training curriculumTraining on line versionWiki
  10. 10. Project outputsEuropean children’s mechanical toy museum A virtual museum of mechanical toys Children’s and teacher’s experiences Automata developed within the classroom Repository of resources Links etc.
  11. 11. Piloting the project Automata : sign-up formTeachers can join the project (primary age children): Automata : YouTube ChannelCLOHE2012 Channel : Automata : Wiki spaceCLOHE Wikispace
  12. 12. Initial Piloting - Bremen, Germany & Perugia, Italy
  13. 13. Examining Completed Automata
  14. 14. Building the Characters
  15. 15. Building The Mechanism
  16. 16. Dressing the Stage
  17. 17. The Final Results
  18. 18. I did it
  19. 19. Piloting the project Automata : stepsStage 1: Identifying a story on which to base the projectStage 2: Choose the Automata subject and materialsStage 3: Make the AutomataStage 4: Use of Automata in the Classroom – Pedagogic levelStage 5: Obtain feedback
  20. 20. Piloting the project Automata : sign-up formTeachers can join the project (primary age children)
  21. 21. Thank you for your interest Website http://www.clohe-movingtoys.euGet involved in the project on Facebook