OLPC Learning Workshop, November 2007

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Presentation I made in the 1st OLPC Learning Workshop in November 2007. In this presentation I talk about the Porto Alegre XO Pilot, what where our objectives and what we reached from March to December 2007.

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OLPC Learning Workshop, November 2007

  1. 1. PORTO ALEGRE - BRAZIL
  2. 2. Background about the OLPC XO Trial School in Porto Alegre
  3. 3. The Trial School !  E.E.E.F Luciana de Abreu !  550 students !  35 teachers !  3 shifts: !  morning (grades from 6th to 8th and first year)‫‏‬ !  afternoon (grades from 1th to 5th)‫‏‬ !  nitght (adults and youngth)‫‏‬
  4. 4. Only morning and afternoon shifts participate of the project ! 350   students are participating the project !   69 laptops were already delivered 2 ! pre-literate   class – 6 years old students - (Jul 30)‫‏‬ !   th grade (Ago 8)‫‏‬ 3 !   th grade (March 24)‫‏‬ 4 !   th grade (June 25)‫‏‬ 5 !   th grade (April 16)‫‏‬ 6 !   th and 8th (Ago 10)‫‏‬ 7 !   3 teachers‫‏‬ 3
  5. 5. Objectives of Trial School !  create a reference school to show the potential of 1:1 learning - presidency !  research the impact of the 1:1 learning - MOE !  develop the base of a 1:1 pedagogical methodology for Brazilian scenario - MOE !  create reference materials to replicate the experience in 2008 – newer request from MOE
  6. 6. Teacher’s capacity building • 3 Groups of teachers • weekly meetings • in service • Studies and discussions about real class situations
  7. 7. Teaching Characteristics: • hands-on • minds-on • reality-on
  8. 8. Students and teachers • working under a decentralized system • building learning communities
  9. 9. Student’s monitors • 7th and 8th grade •  tudents s • monitors help teachers and other students during classes
  10. 10. The curriculum is based on the design and development of LEARNING PROJECTS People in the Information and Communication Society need to develop competences, such as...
  11. 11. Learning to learn
  12. 12. Learning to live together • Teachers learn through cooperative work with their students.
  13. 13. Learning to communicate The students learn to share their ideas and tasks with their colleagues working together.
  14. 14. Learning to think This kind of activity helps teachers to better understand the students' concepts.
  15. 15. Learning by doing
  16. 16. Family and Community
  17. 17. • Learning being authors
  18. 18. leafagun@ufrgs.br juliano@lec.ufrgs.br marta@pensamentodigital.org.br http://uca.lec.ufrgs.br/amadis http://galeria.lec.ufrgs.br/v/projetos/uca http://uca.lec.ufrgs.br
  19. 19. Traditional Learning Classes Projects Authorship: Who Teachers, Students and Teachers chooses the Pedagogical individually and/or in theme? coordination co-operation Decisions based on Decisions based on Which is the external and formal context? student's real life criteria Who does it Curricula content Student's curiosity, satisfy? sequences desire, will How are decisions taken? Hierarchically Heterarchically
  20. 20. Traditional Learning Classes Projects How are the Imposed by Established by the definitions of rules, culture, follow group; students and directions and determinations; no teachers reach activities taken? options consensus Which is the Transmission of Construction of paradigm? knowledge knowledge Which is the teacher's role? Agent Stimulator/adviser Which is the Receptive Agent student's role

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