Does exchange between teachers  (through physical and virtual mobility)   improve the quality of teaching ?   Group IV Dr....
Main lines of the presentation: <ul><li>Mobility as a “state of mind”  - involving students in eTwinning </li></ul><ul><ul...
eTwinning  offers teachers tools  to work with students  to start a “culture of change” within the institution
 
eTwinning is  not a trigger for teachers’ professional development, but an added value! Crawley  et al,  2009
The next question: <ul><li>If more and more research recognises the value of informal PD, how  </li></ul><ul><li>can natio...
Example from  eTwinning 57% yes,  to some extent!
eTwinning can be used for formal professional development <ul><li>Estonia , Hungary, Lithuania,  Poland , Portugal, Sloven...
Example from  eTwinning e.g. Spain e.g. Poland, Estonia
Does exchange between teachers  (through physical and virtual mobility)   improve the quality of teaching ?   Yes,  good t...
References <ul><li>Crawley, C., Gilleran, A., Scimeca, S., Vuorikari, R., & Wastiau, P. (2009). Beyond School Projects, A ...
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  • Even if eTwinning is not about physical mobility, some ‘on-site events’ take place (PDW, Conference), they are instrumental to the set-up, development, strengthening, uptaking of virtual communities (of eTwinners, of Ambassadors, of NSS, of partners in projects etc.). eTwinners say that they create new contact both through online channels (50%) and through face-to-face meetings (50%).
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    1. 1. Does exchange between teachers (through physical and virtual mobility) improve the quality of teaching ? Group IV Dr. Riina Vuorikari European Schoolnet [email_address]
    2. 2. Main lines of the presentation: <ul><li>Mobility as a “state of mind” - involving students in eTwinning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key message: culture of change within the institution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers professional development through on-line “exchange of practices” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key message: up-skilling takes place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal and informal recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>examples from eTwinning in Poland, Spain and Estonia </li></ul></ul>Come to see Group VIII tomorrow!
    3. 3. eTwinning offers teachers tools to work with students to start a “culture of change” within the institution
    4. 5. eTwinning is not a trigger for teachers’ professional development, but an added value! Crawley et al, 2009
    5. 6. The next question: <ul><li>If more and more research recognises the value of informal PD, how </li></ul><ul><li>can national and local in-service training schemes best take advantage of it? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Example from eTwinning 57% yes, to some extent!
    7. 8. eTwinning can be used for formal professional development <ul><li>Estonia , Hungary, Lithuania, Poland , Portugal, Slovenia and Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Vuorikari, R. (2010). eTwinning Report 2010: Teachers’ professional development: an overview of current practice. European Schoolnet. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Example from eTwinning e.g. Spain e.g. Poland, Estonia
    9. 10. Does exchange between teachers (through physical and virtual mobility) improve the quality of teaching ? Yes, good teaches make good students!
    10. 11. References <ul><li>Crawley, C., Gilleran, A., Scimeca, S., Vuorikari, R., & Wastiau, P. (2009). Beyond School Projects, A report on eTwinning 2008-2009. Central Support Service for eTwinning (CSS), European Schoolnet. Retrieved from http://resources.eun.org/etwinning/25/EN_eTwinning_165x230_Report.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Vuorikari, R. (2010). eTwinning Report 2010: Teachers’ professional development: an overview of current practice. European Schoolnet. Retrieved from http://desktop. etwinning .net/library/desktop/resources/5/55/955/43955/etwinning_report_teachers_professional_development_en. pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Vuorikari, R., Gilleran, A., & Scimeca, S. (2011). Growing beyond Innovators – ICT-Based School Collaboration in eTwinning. In C. D. Kloos, D. Gillet, R. M. Crespo García, F. Wild, & M. Wolpers (Eds.), Towards Ubiquitous Learning (Vol. 6964, pp. 537-542). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. http: //tellnet . eun . org/c/document_library/get_file ? p_l_id=10704 & folderId=18137 &name=DLFE-515. pdf </li></ul>

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