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  • 1. Teachers Training Pilot The Italian experience Alexandra Tosi Unità nazionale eTwinning Manchester, 22-24 May 2014
  • 2. Primary & Pre-Primary Teacher Training 5 Years University Course – 600 hours of Traineeship, 2° to 5° year, all year round First year of University 2° Year Traineeship in school begins: observation 3° Year Growing n. of traineeship hours: assist teacher in school 4° Year Co-planning of a project with tutor teacher 5° Year Independent planning of a project P u b l i c S e l e c t i o n
  • 3. 3+2 years Degrees in a specific discipline * 1 Year post graduate course, including Traineeship focus: methodology and pedagogy Public selection Secondary School Teacher Training * Model applied for the first time in Italy during AY 2012/2013, only partially repeated in 2013/2014
  • 4. UNIVERSITY Supervisor tutors 1 supervisor coordinates 20-40 trainees in 1 or more schools and organizes hands on trainings n. of Supervisros and trainees depends on Region Population Tutors at school 1 Tutor per 1 Trainee n. of tutors and trainees depends on Region Population TRAINEESHIP AT SCHOOL, all year round
  • 5. Schools Work in class University/Schools coordination and training University Professors Supervisors 1 Tutor at school 1 trainee 1 Tutor at school 1 trainee … … Supervisors Tutors trainees
  • 6. AY 2012/2013 • A number of eTwinning Ambassadors were involved in Initial Training Activities as Supervisors and spontaneusly proposed eTwinning modules, mainly at Secondary Level • Sharing these proposals and the first results of the EU eTwinning Pilot within the Ambassadors network spread the initiative to other Ambassadors collaborating with Universities all over Italy • Many eTwinning Ambassadors were also Tutors at school and invited one or more trainees in their projects
  • 7. Emilia Romagna: Università di Bologna (S) Lombardia: Università Milano Bicocca (S) Università Cattolica Milano (P) Toscana: Università di Firenze (S) Marche: Università di Macerata Lazio: Università Roma 3 (S) Università della Tuscia (S) Università Torvergata (S) Sicilia: Università di Palermo (P) S=Secondary P=Primary/Pre-Primary Univ. eTwinning Training AY 2012/2013 & 2013/2014
  • 8. 11 eTwinning modules were held in 9 Universities of 6 Regions Very flexible: differing very much in hours, content, type of activities, subject (many languages laboratories, general didactic, citizenship, interculturality, ICT …), according to role and availability of ambassadors/supervisors involved and to University calendar and organization. About 400 students attended eTwinning modules of some sort. AY 2012/2013
  • 9. In 2012/2013 about 20* trainees (Secondary level) registered in eTwinning Portal in the traineeship school under the supervision of an eTwinning tutor, some of them took part in their tutor’s eTwinning project. 400 Trained student20 registrations, only with eTwinning tutor at schoolfew projects with tutors * More trainees registered as normal teacher, being already temporary teachers, others were invited as guests in the TwinSpace without registration AY 2012/2013
  • 10. Student attending an eTwinning module Student not attending an eTwinning module She/he can take part to the tutor’s project Tutor at school is an active eTwinner She/he cannot register in eTwinning Tutor at school is not an active eTwinner She/he can register in eTwinning Possible scenarios for trainees 2012/2013
  • 11. AY 2012/2013 Secondary level, « soft » model • No formal agreement with Universities: training offered only when ambassadors were involved in initial teachers training • No international pilot projects: trainees involved in projects if tutor at school was an active eTwinner (sustainability) • Registration allowed only when school tutor/Head Master is registered and guarantees for the trainees.
  • 12. • The post graduate course for secondary trainees was suspended for one year, except for few special cases. Only 64 students in Rome were trained on eTwinning • About 30 secondary trainees and 15 primary trainees registered. • The primary trainees took part to eTwinning Pilot projects with UK and NO AY 2013/2014
  • 13. Primary level Pilot 2013/2014 • Three ambassadors involved in Primary Teachers’ Initial Training as supervisors • Recruitment of students on a voluntary base, willing to take part in eTwinning Pilot projects (circa 15) – no credits for eTwinning activities, very strong personal motivation • eTwinning registration and traing by Ambassadors • Some students joined UK’s pilot projects beginning of 2014, some others matched with NO’s students, under the guidance and supervision of eTwinning Ambassadors
  • 14. • Official involvement of 4 Universities in Pilot • Flexible approach for each University • National path: – Training for all students – eTwinning promotion in placement schools – Training to all willing tutors – Students’ involvement in projects only if directly followed by supervisors/ambassadors or school tutors. Recognition? AY 2014/2015
  • 15. • International cooperation at all levels: – Collaboration among Teacher Training Institutions – Networking for teacher trainers/ambassadors – Students’ involvement in some Pilot projects: • student/student supervised and animated by ambassadors for eTwinning training (TwinSpace, kits, project planning…) and exchange of info/practice • Students+pupils+tutor if possible and carefully planned AY 2014/2015
  • 16. Improvements • Find agreements with Universities and involve more ambassadors in ITT • Provide more training for all tutors working in schools hosting students that attended eTwinning courses, and also for traineeship supervisors, in order to have more trainees involved in projects • Allow students to register if under an ambassador’s supervision, even if not from the school were the traineeship took place. • More international collaboration among teachers trainers/school tutors for practice sharing and students training on eTwinning. If the situation allows for it (timing, pedagogical goals, tutors/ambassadors availability etc;), students and tutors could match up with other foreing students, given they are supervised by a tutor that shares planning and responsibility.