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Esp2009

  1. 1. Connecting Schools for a Sustainable Society Mart Laanpere head of the Centre for Educational Technology Tallinn University Thursday, March 5, 2009
  2. 2. Sustainability Wikipedia: “sustainability can be defined as the ability of an ecosystem to maintain ecological processes, functions, biodiversity and productivity into the future” A wider perspective: ecological + societal + project sustainability Thursday, March 5, 2009
  3. 3. Teeme Ära 2008 Citizens’ environmental action No1 in Estonia: Let’s Do It! http://www.teeme2008.ee Mapping the illegal garbage repositories (GPS, geotagged photos and annotations on Google Maps, forming the teams of 3-15 persons) D-day (May 3, 2008): 50 000 volunteers removed 10 000 tons of garbage into 200 Flag Stations Thursday, March 5, 2009
  4. 4. Megobroba 3 pupils (16-18 y.) from tiny rural school in North Estonia were shocked by the August war in Georgia and wanted to do something to help Georgians Cookie & calendar sales, collecting donations, finding sponsors for Gori School No. 7 Blog gorikolga.wordpress.com, Skype conferences, visit to Gori in November 2008 Thursday, March 5, 2009
  5. 5. ICT and sustainability Controversial impact of technology and connectedness on sustainable society Sustainability of environment (mapping, analysing, engaging with technology) Sustainability of society (building trust, cohesion) Sustainability of projects (follow-ups, valorisation, replication) Thursday, March 5, 2009
  6. 6. Our recent study A study was carried out by Tallinn University in 100 schools, on request by Tiger Leap Foundation ICT as a cross-curricular theme in Estonian schools Mainstream use of ICT in schools: Internet as a library, Powerpoint presentations Two exceptions: inquiry-based learning and international school projects Thursday, March 5, 2009
  7. 7. Three metaphors of learning Learning as: acquisition participation knowledge creation C.Bereiter: learning in “belief mode” and “design mode” Thursday, March 5, 2009
  8. 8. The role of ESP Sideways, no mainstream: CSCL Not caring much about e-learning fashion trends (LMS, Learning Objects etc) Sustainability of projects: Image of the Other Sustainability of society: learning to acknowledge cultural heterogeneity of Europe Sustainability of environment: project themes Thursday, March 5, 2009
  9. 9. Wish Sustainability of ESP Thursday, March 5, 2009

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