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Peer education in the Italian school system

  1. 1. Documentare il progetto Classi 2.0 SILVIA PANZAVOLTA, ANSAS MONTECATINI TERME, SEPTEMBER 23 2011 PEER EDUCATION IN THE ITALIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM THE POINT OF VIEW OF ANSAS
  2. 2. WHO WE ARE
  3. 3. <ul><li>ANSAS (former INDIRE) is an autonomous national research institute supervised and financed by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is located in Florence with 18 regional offices all over Italy. </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute’s main tasks are: </li></ul><ul><li>- to provide students, teachers, scholars and decision makers with information about educational resources, projects and technologies in order to facilitate educational innovation and dissemination of best practices ; </li></ul><ul><li>- to manage e-learning environments for teachers and school personnel in-service training and initial training (until now, ANSAS has trained about 1,000,000 teachers through its e-learning platforms) ; </li></ul><ul><li>- to promote teacher training on interactive whiteboards ; </li></ul><ul><li>- to administer the LLP programme ; </li></ul><ul><li>- to administer the alternating training system (documentation and management) and provide annual monitoring reports on the system’s state of the art; </li></ul><ul><li>- to carry out research projects in the educational field; </li></ul><ul><li>- to cooperate at European and international level with similar organizations ( Edrene network , European schoolnet , EERA LISNET , etc) </li></ul>
  4. 4. www.indire.it ANSAS journal “IR – Innovation and Research”
  5. 5. A short video about ANSAS… URL: http://www.indire.it/galleria/videoteca/materiali/80anni/index.html Language : Italian
  6. 6. CONTACTS: [email_address] +39 055 2380427 Silvia Panzavolta Senior documentalist Psychologist Language mediator Have been working at INDIRE since 1998. I deal with: educational documentation, metadata, thesauri, information architecture, European projects. CV ME
  7. 7. WHAT SETTINGS FOR PEER EDUCATION <ul><li>As to our activities, we have observed that the method of peer education / cooperative learning is mainly used in two different settings: </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL & CLASS ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>TEACHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
  8. 8. SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: the GOLD project <ul><li>One of our national project, called GOLD, is dedicated to school best practices . </li></ul><ul><li>Each year (since 2000), about 1,000 schools document their teaching practices by using the GOLD environment. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Type of information </li></ul>Project descriptions (from planning to outcomes) Students’ material Evaluation material Communities Social networks Educational material (LOs, exercises, images, ICT tools an tutorials)
  10. 10. THE GOLD Database on educational best practices, http://gold.indire.it/gold2/ VIDEO repository
  11. 11. Examples of peer education in schools
  12. 12. Lavorare in rete per una caring school (en= Working in network for a caring school) http://sites.google.com/site/lavorareinreteperuna/home
  13. 13. <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul>Student age: 3-14 years old Main objectives: integration Continuity among educational levels External support: University of Rome, Specialization school in Health Psychology Action-research, teacher training, peer education and tutoring among students Parent peer education
  14. 14. Largo ai classici (en= Room to classics!) http://ospitiweb2.indire.it/ipertesti_lt/html/content/index.php?&id_pag=5534&id_cs=2839
  15. 15. <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul>Student age: primary (6-11 years old) and upper secondary (15-19 years old) Main objectives: presenting classics to primary students; increasing public-speaking skills Peer tutors: secondary school students (re-mediation of difficult points) Use of multimedia languages (digital natives)
  16. 16. S.E.S.S.O. Sistema Educativo e Servizi Scolastici Online (en=Educational system and online school services) http://tempospazio.liceobrotzu.it/
  17. 17. <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul>Student age: 15-19 years old Main objectives: philosophy and history teaching Peer management of the online e-learning platform Use of ICT in formal and informal learning Web 2.0 tools Teacher peer education as for the integration of ICT in everyday class activities
  18. 18. TEACHER TRAINING ACTIVITIES: the edulab environments <ul><li>One of the Institute main activity is the inservice-training of teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000, we have trained thousands of teachers, school personnel and tutors on many topics </li></ul>
  19. 19. SCHOOL MANAGEMENT USE OF ICT IN CLASS TEACHING METHODOLOGIES SCIENCE EDUCATION INNOVATION DIGITAL CONTENT AND PUBLISHING SCHOOL INTEGRATION, SPECIAL NEED EDUCATION INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SCHOOL SETTINGS … AND MORE
  20. 20. PEER EDUCATION AMONG TEACHERS <ul><li>COOPERATIVE LEARNING & PEER EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>The work online is based on cooperative learning and peer education among teachers. During the blended course they work together around concrete tasks, experimentation to do in class, discussions within the group and production of group outputs. </li></ul><ul><li>COACHING / TUTORING </li></ul><ul><li>A coach / tutor is leading the class but he / she is a teacher, still working in school. The coach has a role of scaffolding, so the group should be able to self-organise the scheduling of the activities and the role of each participants </li></ul><ul><li>TOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>The online environment offers communication tools (i.e. forum, chat, teleconferencing), information tools (noteboard, news section, calendar) and cooperative knowledge construction tools (wiki, blog) </li></ul>
  21. 21. examples of online environment
  22. 22. Work planning Events, calendar, news, material sharing Sync lab Online environment of the project “Digital schools”
  23. 23. Synchronous communication, desktop sharing and exchange among users Sync board
  24. 24. Virtual class, community, “Edulab” Work group Events, calendar, news, material sharing Online environment of the project “EDUSCOLA”, addressed to small islands
  25. 25. Online environment of the e-course “Science education Digital” Thematic paths Peer learning groups are created around common interests
  26. 26. TO SUM UP… <ul><li>PEER EDUCATION IS USED: </li></ul><ul><li>Within e-courses for subject teaching innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Within e-crouses for improving teaching methodological competences </li></ul><ul><li>Within courses for class & school management </li></ul><ul><li>In everyday class activities and in every school level </li></ul><ul><li>As a way to prevent form drop-out and social/school exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>In informal environment, by benefiting of web 2.0 technologies </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  29. 29. C R E D I T S SLIDE # 1: IMAGE BY SINISTRA, ECOLOGIA E LIBERTA’ SLIDE # 2: IMAGE BY MNEMOMAZ SLIDE #11: IMAGE BY BENI ISHAQUE LUTHOR SLIDE # 21: IMAGE BY SUNNYSTE THIS WORK IS LICENCES UNDER THE CREATIVE COMMONS BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.it AVAILABLE AT:

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