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ICT and Education Lessons Learned from the LLP Peter Birch EDEN conference


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ICT and Education Lessons Learned from the LLP Peter Birch EDEN conference

  1. 1. 1 ICT and Education: Lessons learned from the Lifelong Learning Programme and future European initiatives Peter BIRCH Eva BIRINYI European Commission, Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
  2. 2. Lifelong Learning Programme – LLP (2007-2013) • Main objective: to foster interchange, cooperation and mobility between education and training systems within the Community so that they become a world quality reference. Structure: 2 Sectorial Programmes Comenius (school education) Erasmus (higher education) Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education and training) Grundtvig (adult education) Transversal Programmes (Key Activities) KA1: Policy Cooperation & Innovation KA2: Languages KA3: ICT KA4: Dissemination and exploitation of results
  3. 3. Key Activity 3 : ICT 3
  4. 4. Key Activity 3– ICT Objective co-operation on innovative ICT-based learning approaches covering lifelong and life wide learning Typology of projects 4 Multilateral projects (MP) Product oriented Testing/piloting innovative solutions Building on experience Providing evidence Impact on people/organisations/ stakeholders Networks (NW) Process oriented Mobilising stakeholders Collecting evidence Building communities Disseminating/mainstreaming Impact on stakeholders/educational systems
  5. 5. Key Activity 3– ICT 5 Evolution of KA3 - ICT demand and offer
  6. 6. 6 Aim Foster digital competence, reasoning skills and creativity Approach Learning by doing and Game-based learning Pedagogical strategy Students collaborate in groups to create serious games contact Outputs Authoring environment for learning and educators a prototype course on collaborative game creation a practical toolkit for developing similar training courses in different contexts Library of game building tools Pedagogical planner SEN study KA3-ICT MP
  7. 7. 7 Aim Develop soft skills Approach Collaborative learning Pedagogical strategy Students use wikis to train their negotiation, leadership, conflict resolution, and collective decision making skills contact Outputs Guidelines booklet for teachers Wiki tools Best practices video and a guidebook Training courses “face-to-face” (f-2-f) for national audiences, and moderated online courses to reach a wide international audience KA3-ICT MP
  8. 8. 8 Aim Implement and test “open” approaches to educational provision Approach Open participatory learning Pedagogical strategy participatory learning experiences: practical ‘hands-on' sessions where participants' learning activities and the things they create will become learning resources themselves. contact Outputs The openED framework Learning Resource Framework Learner Support Framework Technical Framework Open ED pilots KA3-ICT MP
  9. 9. 9 Aim •Support open educational practices •Enhance quality of OER •Support and guide Institutional policies •Build an easy-to-use, dynamic and viable quality framework for OEP contact Outputs OEP guide OEP best practice clearinghouse OEP Register OPAL Awards KA3-ICT MP
  10. 10. 10 Aims Research on European and non- European OER initiatives Development of evidence-based policy recommendations on developing OER Recommendations for successful and sustainable OER communities Outputs Policy papers Country reports Case studies Dissemination and exploitation KA3-ICT NW contact
  11. 11. 11 Aim Develop training paths and resources to allow language teachers to develop their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) Approach Informal peer-to-peer learning contact Ning Outputs Mentor toolkit Teacher toolkit Language Resource Filtering Application Community building KA2-Languages MP
  12. 12. 12 Fostering creativity and innovation Curricula: too much content Pedagogy: chalk and talk! Assessment: the bastion of traditional learning Teacher training: the 21st century educators ICT and digital media: digital competence for all Educational culture and leadership: change the environment Cachia (2010) Report on the place of creativity and innovation in EU27 education systems
  13. 13. 13 Innovating Learning: Key Elements for Developing Creative Classrooms in Europe Creative Classrooms are innovative learning environments that fully embed the potential of ICT to innovate and modernise learning and teaching practices Bocconi et al. (2012)
  14. 14. 14 From Rethinking Education to Opening-up Education Rethinking Education Communication November 2012 Building skills for the 21st century Stimulating open and flexible learning ICT and Open Educational Resources for learning Supporting Europe's teachers Promoting a collaborative effort Opening-up Education Forthcoming communication Up-scale creation, use, reuse and sharing of quality digital resources Improve and update digital infrastructures Stimulate and support new learning, teaching and assessment practices Enhance coordination of national initiatives and stimulate EU leadership for online learning
  15. 15. Key Activity 1 : Policy cooperation & Innovation 15
  16. 16. Key Activity 1 Support of policy development and cooperation, notably in the context of the Lisbon process and the Education and Training 2020 strategic framework Objectives -achieve comparative analyses of educational systems -supporting lifelong learning policy development, as well as the monitoring of progress -help also to identify areas requiring particular attention -support actions developing lifelong learning measures and cooperation networks 16
  17. 17. Key Activity 1 Structure : 17 Open calls for proposals Under the General call: KA1 Policy Networks Studies and comparative research Roma MP and networks Specific calls: European Qualifications Framework (EQF) European Cooperation in Education and Training (ECET) Restrictive calls (established European networks) Europass Euroguidance Eurydice Naric & Indicators
  18. 18. Key Activity 1 - EQF 18 European Qualifications Framework To promote student and workers mobility and facilitate lifelong learning  Aims to relate different countries' national qualifications systems to a common European reference framework  Preparatory phase (testing) 2006 – 2009 : pilot projects  Implementation phase 2010- 2013: support to National Coordination Points
  19. 19. Key Activity 1 – ET 2020 European Cooperation in Education and Training 'EU 2020 strategy' & 'ET 2020' Strategic Framework Specific call to promote the implementation of the four strategic objectives of the ET 2020  supporting European countries in the implementation of the Lifelong learning programme (awareness raising about actions and initiatives at national level)  supporting transnational cooperation to define and disseminate best practices of LLP implementation and enhance lifelong learning across Europe 19
  20. 20. Key Activity 1 – ET 2020 European Cooperation in Education and Training 2012: New initiatives •supporting awareness-raising and institutional commitment at national level (with focus on preventing and reducing youth unemployment) •supporting trans-national co-operation (policy experimentation, joint policy development, exchange of good practice and innovation) with a focus on 'Creative Classrooms'. 20
  21. 21. ET 2020 Call 2012 European Cooperation in Education and Training Two projects selected in 2012 • Creative Classrooms Lab (EUN Partnership – BE) • EU Classroom ePortfolios (Department of Education and Skills – IE) 21
  22. 22. 22 Aim Pan-European, controlled experimentation involving 45 classrooms in nine countries on the use of tablets in secondary schools Methodology Pedagogical Scenario Development School Pilots Documentation of Innovative Practices Mainstreaming and Capacity Development Contact Outputs Innovative teaching-learning scenarios  Guidelines on policy experimentation Peer Exchange Workshops for Teachers Reports on organisation of pilots Webinar materials, newsletters, videos Mainstreaming Workshops Guidelines & examples of good practices for policy makers ET 2020 Call 2012 – Creative Classrooms Lab
  23. 23. 23 Aim Design and test innovative ePortfolio models in support of the implementation of innovative learning environments using ICT Methodology Policy and Practice review  Pilot design and implementation  Peer to Peer Networking  Direct involvement of target groups (teachers, policy makers, Ministries) Contact Outputs Report on existing ePortfolio Policies and Practices Eufolio Process Specification  School Case Studies  Transnational online network for pilot participants  Open Source & Microsoft based ePortfolio Platforms  Eufolio Policymakers’ Manuel  Eufolio Conference ET 2020 Call 2012 – EU Classroom ePortfolios
  24. 24. ET 2020 Call 2013 European Cooperation in Education and Training Open call for proposals – Selection 2013 "Implementation of the European strategic objectives in Education and Training (ET 2020)" Deadline: 16/09/2013 _en.php 24
  25. 25. Further information: (Call for proposals, compendia, project results) Contact: • • 25