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Koos Eichorn & Benedict Hal, AB-ZHW

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Koos Eichorn & Benedict Hal, AB-ZHW

  1. 1. Learning on the move Children pioneer the world with each other and an Explorer. Koos Eichhorn Benedict Hal 10-11-2007
  2. 2. The start <ul><li>Primary school “De Bras” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New school in a new area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning is possible everywhere in the building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children work with challenging materials and situations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers try to stimulate critical thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection on learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use all possible ict tools (in this case focus on PDA’s which are renamed to ‘EXPLORERS’) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Kennisrotonde <ul><li>Knowledge roundabout </li></ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>If there is no knowledge, subsidy to find out </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Share the new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Kennisnet (Dutch Becta) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Participants <ul><li>4 schools for primary education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordinary school as 85% of the schools are </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Researchers from Leiden University </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory board </li></ul><ul><li>Partners in Learning (Microsoft) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Central question <ul><li>How can independent, mobile learners who gather formal and informal knowledge, be supported by the use of ICT </li></ul>
  6. 6. Different approaches <ul><li>Traditional school: support 6 year old children in reading </li></ul><ul><li>Learner centered school: gathering information, sharing information and work together </li></ul><ul><li>International school: additional to the IPC finding knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Special education: exploring the world </li></ul>
  7. 7. d a a a das Daar Dak Dankzij Dag Doelpunt Doeken Doek Dienst dieVen Dief Doel Deel de d oei d d oen ja dd e d ak Letter d ricar d o d oos d eur d ubbel a b c d e Examples
  8. 8. g a a a G van g riekenland g ang g ras g apen G oed zo! g iraffe G van Chiel g eorgina g illen g eit Gaangiraf gront gras goed f g h i j Examples
  9. 9. De Octaaf <ul><li>School: children with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>The pupils </li></ul><ul><li>IT and De Octaaf </li></ul><ul><li>In fact: it’s not about IT </li></ul>
  10. 10. The assignment of the school <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Hapiness </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul>
  11. 11. And now for something completely different ... <ul><li>8760 </li></ul><ul><li>3650 </li></ul><ul><li>5110 </li></ul><ul><li>1000 </li></ul><ul><li>4110 </li></ul><ul><li>Scola </li></ul><ul><li>Society – assignment - school </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning when you are awake <ul><li>PDA </li></ul><ul><li>30% of our pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Shops </li></ul><ul><li>Actions at school </li></ul><ul><li>Actions outside the school </li></ul><ul><li>Actions back at school again </li></ul>
  13. 13. What did we learn till now... <ul><li>The children </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The parents </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenient succes </li></ul>
  14. 14. The results so far <ul><li>Positive results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic pupils with perfect skills with the explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils who coach teachers and each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of sharing knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of active, profound learning </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The results so far <ul><li>What needs attention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next and very difficult step for teachers is to implement the Explorer in every day learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of useable software in the Dutch educational situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication with parents (use at home) and communication between the children using videoconference </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Next steps <ul><li>Training teachers how to use the Explorers in every day learning </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers how to implement the RedHalo software bundle in the daily curriculum </li></ul>
  17. 18. Next steps <ul><li>Training teachers how to use the Explorers in every day learning </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers how to implement the RedHalo software bundle in the daily curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Use the GPS module and Mscape </li></ul>
  18. 20. Next steps <ul><li>Training teachers how to use the Explorers in every day learning </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers how to implement the RedHalo software bundle in the daily curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Use the GPS module and Mscape </li></ul><ul><li>Creating software together with students of Utrecht University (specific for 6 year old children on the subject of reading) </li></ul>

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