Questions prompted from a distance learning project for children and adolescents

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Questions prompted from a distance learning project for children and adolescents

  1. 1. Distance e-Learning SeminarMars, 2011 Questions prompted by a distance learning project for itinerant children and adolescents in Portugal fernando albuquerque costa fc@ie.ul.pt
  2. 2. The project EDI is a project designed to answer to the Ensino a Distância needs of students from traveller families of showmen and circus artists and workers. para a Itinerância (Projecto EDI, ex-Escola Móvel) Students who would otherwise have to change schools throughout the year as a result of their families professional activities.Projeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  3. 3. The target group and goals Children and adolescents Ensino a Distância (aged 10-17, from grades 5 to 12) High dropout and failure rates para a Itinerância Mainly directed towards the conclusion of compulsory education To prepare students for the challenges of the digital ageProjeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  4. 4. The strategy In order to provide opportunities for Ensino a Distância success and prevent early dropout, para a Itinerância curriculum design, instruction and assessment are adjusted to the students specific interests and learning needsProjeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  5. 5. The strategy The project comprises the subjects of the Portuguese national curriculum Ensino a Distância Introduction of innovative approaches: para a Itinerância • the constitution of interdisciplinary subject areas • the creation of compulsory tutoring periodsProjeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  6. 6. Some issues and questions Age of the students Questions It will be possible to transfer all the knowledge prompted by we have about adult distance learning when the the nature of target group is a young people? Given the specificity of the target group, is it possible the project to guarantee a stable, regular and effective learning process using online distance learning?Projeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  7. 7. Issues and questions Questions Particularities of the student group Given the instability of their lives, what can prompted by be done to focus students in school the nature of activities? Should they have the same curriculum requirements the project and being assessed with the same criteria of the regular students?Projeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  8. 8. Issues and questions Questions Instructional materials What kind of materials and learning prompted by resources fit better the learning needs of the nature of these students? Can we assume here a constructivist the project approach?Projeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  9. 9. Issues and questions Questions Teacher skills and competences prompted by How can we help individual staff to develop the required skills and competences to deal the nature of with this very particular group? Is it just a question to help them teaching the project online?Projeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens
  10. 10. Thank you! edi.blog.dgidc-edu.pt More information about the project, for now in PortugueseProjeto Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância aprendercom.org/miragens

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