eTwinning: a model for future classrooms                           Marc Durando                  www.europeanschoolnet.org...
Structure of the presentation• What are the current educational trends?  How has technology made a change?• Some reflectio...
Current situation – Learning context            Resources  Abundance of resources made easily  accessible via Internet is ...
Current global context                                                Economic pressure       Digital media literacy      ...
What are the major educational technological                  trends? Cloud Computing     Mobiles    Next 12 Months     Ga...
What Happened in the last 20 years ?1991   WEB – 1st IWB   1992   LINUX                    19941997                   1998...
Consequences for the teacherWhat students are learningis changingWhat we teach must changeHow students are learningis chan...
Develop    Future Classroom                      ExchangeInteract      Create                 Collaborate                 ...
Future classroom DG     Concept of Living schoolsINFSO   for validations, demonstrations and showcasesDG      Concept of C...
Future classroom            In the classroom of the future learning            will take place in a media rich            ...
What are the challenges?            Innovation                  Main                Challenges                            ...
The 3 Gaps of innovationPolicy gap            Identification                         Evidence                           ga...
Training of teachers – Pre / In service                 Use of ICT is still optional in curricula              Issue is th...
Mainstreaming issue              From a few to many … getting everyone involved                                           ...
Adoption of technology – a cyclic phenomenon ?                         Visionary discourses convincing     Phase 1        ...
eTwinning2005   Project cooperation platform       Project cooperation platform2009   eTwinning 2.0 – Social Networking   ...
Can eTwinning be a model for future classrooms?                   Curriculum                    Three pillars             ...
Does eTwinning impact on the curriculum ?        Aleady existing                       To be consideredEmbedded in the Cur...
Does eTwinning impact on the teaching processes ?      Aleady existing              To be considered                      ...
Does eTwinning impact on the assessment?                  To be consideredAnalysis of the added value   How are the 21st c...
eTwinning – towards a school strategy                                 Cooperation  Teacher                                ...
What are the inhibitors to implement an eTwinning               strategy at school level?                         Embed th...
What are the enablers to implement an eTwinning strategy                    at school level?                     Cooperati...
Some challenges Mainstreaming versus                                       Internationalisationlaboratory of innovation   ...
The 3 critical success factors Make it            Recognition                           Political known                  &...
Conclusion The future classroom: more a pedagogical challenge  than a technological one. Complex issue – obstacles to ov...
Time Frame                                   A Teacher                                  50 years old                      ...
THANK YOUwww.europeanschoolnet.org       www.eun.orgContact: marc.durando@eun.org                  www.europeanschoolnet.o...
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Marc Durando, Director of European Schoolnet, Closing Keynote - eTwinning Conference Berlin March 2012

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  1. 1. eTwinning: a model for future classrooms Marc Durando www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  2. 2. Structure of the presentation• What are the current educational trends? How has technology made a change?• Some reflections on eTwinning – from a teacher strategy to a school strategy? Is eTwinning a model for future classrooms ? www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  3. 3. Current situation – Learning context Resources Abundance of resources made easily accessible via Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our role as People educators. People are able to work, learn, study whenever and Technology wherever they wantTechnology profoundly affects the way we work, collaborate, communicate and succeed www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 3
  4. 4. Current global context Economic pressure Digital media literacy New models of education • Control costs vs providing high• More and more a key skill in every quality of services dicipline • More students – less staff and• Lack of in service training resources Fundamental structure of K12 Demand for personalised learning education establishment• Efforts focussed on basic • Not adequatly supported by elements of current system current technology or practice• In and out school approaches www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 4
  5. 5. What are the major educational technological trends? Cloud Computing Mobiles Next 12 Months Game based Learning Open Content 2 – 3 Years Learning Analytics Personal learning Environments 5 Years www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  6. 6. What Happened in the last 20 years ?1991 WEB – 1st IWB 1992 LINUX 19941997 1998 20012002 20032004 20052006 2007 Netbooks2009 2012 iAuthor www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  7. 7. Consequences for the teacherWhat students are learningis changingWhat we teach must changeHow students are learningis changingHow we teach must changeWhere students are learningis changingWhere we teach must changeWhen students are learningis changing When we teach must change www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  8. 8. Develop Future Classroom ExchangeInteract Create Collaborate www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  9. 9. Future classroom DG Concept of Living schoolsINFSO for validations, demonstrations and showcasesDG Concept of Creative Classroom innovation and modernisation of learning and teachingEAC processes (collaboration, personalisation, active learning). www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  10. 10. Future classroom In the classroom of the future learning will take place in a media rich environment when teachers will guideEuropean their pupils to develop, exchange, andSchoolnet create their ideas by interaction and collaboration with flexible learning spaces and innovative learning scenarios comprising in and out school learning processes. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  11. 11. What are the challenges? Innovation Main Challenges TrainingMainstreaming Pre service In service www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  12. 12. The 3 Gaps of innovationPolicy gap Identification Evidence gap gap LessPolicy making observable How to needs because evaluate willing process related innovation and adopters when? Lack of communication www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 12
  13. 13. Training of teachers – Pre / In service Use of ICT is still optional in curricula Issue is the pedagogical use of technology not how technology worksCollaborative training Lack of new approaches Situation pedagogical models Provide teachers with support How to integrate in practices Need to provide time to teachers www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  14. 14. Mainstreaming issue From a few to many … getting everyone involved The «Transformers» …what’s possible! The Pioneers/AdventurersNo of staff The Practitioners The neophytes/ «unwise» 3% 75 % 25 % Very Technology Comfort Level Not www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  15. 15. Adoption of technology – a cyclic phenomenon ? Visionary discourses convincing Phase 1 decison makers to experiment. Enthusiasm Supported by academic studies Reserves from teachers Phase 2 Technical problems Desillusion Difficulty to adapt to the curriculum Modest use of technology versus Phase 3 their costs Alarming reports Waste of resources Phase 4 Lack of institutional support Criticisms Conservatism of teachers www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  16. 16. eTwinning2005 Project cooperation platform Project cooperation platform2009 eTwinning 2.0 – Social Networking Teacher community – Learning events Implication of Head of schools2011 Implication of Territorial authorities Internationalisation www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  17. 17. Can eTwinning be a model for future classrooms? Curriculum Three pillars of education systemsTeaching process Assessment www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  18. 18. Does eTwinning impact on the curriculum ? Aleady existing To be consideredEmbedded in the Curriculum eTwinning taught in- Maths, Sciences, Langage, Pre service and In serviceArts, ….. curriculum of teachersCross Curricula projects Recognition in career ofassociating team of teachers teachersAcquisition of 21st centuryskills (collaborate, problem solving, eTwinning successfulcreative thinking, communication, modelsentrepreneurship, …). www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  19. 19. Does eTwinning impact on the teaching processes ? Aleady existing To be considered Out school approachesPermanent pedagogical Inquired based educationreflections among teachers projects Training of teacherPedagogical scenarios componentNew approaches – learning More eTwinning dedicatedgroups and learning events learning resources (IWB, ….) www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  20. 20. Does eTwinning impact on the assessment? To be consideredAnalysis of the added value How are the 21st centuryof eTwinning regarding skills developed assessed ?learning attainments How are we evaluating thisShould we consider some new process of teachingself assessment models? and learning ? www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  21. 21. eTwinning – towards a school strategy Cooperation Teacher project Idea -Partner Search between-Project definition Classes School Strategy Sharing School results ? -Which lessons? Global -How to continue ? approach -Evaluation ? www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  22. 22. What are the inhibitors to implement an eTwinning strategy at school level? Embed the eTwinning activity in the curriculum cross-curricular approach Lack of new Difficulty to Inhibitors pedagogical andimplement the change successful models Difficulty to shift current Parents expectations - culture more technology but (head of school, teachers conservative approach institutional support) to school organisation www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  23. 23. What are the enablers to implement an eTwinning strategy at school level? Cooperation: the driving force Confidence of teachers Role of head of schools (more autonomy) To give time to teachers Use of ICTNew school environment Enablers Technology on/(in and out of the class) technology off Successful pilots (possible changes in school organisation) www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  24. 24. Some challenges Mainstreaming versus Internationalisationlaboratory of innovation of eTwinning and experimentation Challenges Role and supportRole of Head of schools of institutional to develop innovative Stakeholders ambitious strategies Regions - MoEs www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  25. 25. The 3 critical success factors Make it Recognition Political known & decision Time Evidence No way Givingdemonstrating recognition and backwardsit can happen time possible to teachers www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 25
  26. 26. Conclusion The future classroom: more a pedagogical challenge than a technological one. Complex issue – obstacles to overcome technical integration but more importantly in terms of processes. -------- Cooperation and comparison between countries: indispensable laboratory of practices and analysis. Research (and evaluation) even more necessary to support and guide a major evolution of our education systems. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 26
  27. 27. Time Frame A Teacher 50 years old Student will use Knowledge acquired 25/30 years ago in 10/15 yearsThe communication period of the knowledge istherefore around 40 years, which means twice as longas any period which measures the key transformationsof our society www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  28. 28. THANK YOUwww.europeanschoolnet.org www.eun.orgContact: marc.durando@eun.org www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
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