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Etwi Workshop Ljubljana 200409


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Etwi Workshop Ljubljana 200409

  1. 1. Collaborative Learning on the Web European Projects: towards new ways of learning
  2. 2. Learning and Sharing <ul><li>eTwinning winner in the category of pedagogical innovation in 2006 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenge: We’re raising the first generation of youth and children who go to school and will work in the united Europe and in a truely global world. Friendship, a feeling of community and authentic interaction create the corner stone on which I’d hope the future society to build upon.
  4. 4. Learning through Friendship eTwinning brings authenticity in the learning process. We (= students and teachers) learn and study together with real people. We share information and experiences and learn from each other. – Collaboration between students is the key to success. We learn to use ICT tools in a pedagogically meaningful way
  5. 5. Basic Features of Collaborative eLearning as Pedagogic Process <ul><li>processual </li></ul><ul><li>dialogic </li></ul><ul><li>interactive </li></ul><ul><li>learner centred </li></ul><ul><li>experiential </li></ul><ul><li>cross-curricular </li></ul>
  6. 6. Change of Focus <ul><li>From teacher to active, innovative, goal oriented and creative learner. </li></ul><ul><li>From the evaluation of the end product to the evaluation of the learning process. </li></ul>
  7. 7. eLearning communities – against isolation and seclusion <ul><li>1. Peer learning – learning together from each other </li></ul><ul><li>2. Unification of learning – cooperation between teachers of different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>3. Collaborative learning – sharing knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>4. Collaborative construction of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>5. Communicating with equals and creating or joining networks </li></ul>
  8. 8. eTwinning partnerships enhance <ul><ul><li>1. student centred teaching methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. unification of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. project learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. diverse and meaningful use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. use of new (virtual) learning environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. European dimension </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Open Learning Environments <ul><li>Classroom walls and study book contents don’t define the limits of knowledge anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT provides us with tools to let the world inside our classrooms and/or helps us to enter the world outside. </li></ul><ul><li>We can significantly increase cooperation between different teachers, school subjects and schools. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Basics of a Successful Project: <ul><li>Remember that eTwinning partnership is a pedagogical process </li></ul><ul><li>Plan project carefully together with your colleague in the partner school – start with small steps </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate your resources e.g. ICT, support, time… </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Get acquainted with different kinds of project ideas and models (kits and modules). </li></ul><ul><li>What would your desired project be like (goals, school subjects, themes and topics, time, tools, resources)? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Find partners who share your basic ideas. Be prepared to compromise. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Don’t get discouraged, if the first contact doesn’t lead to a working partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Spend time on discussing the aims and agreeing upon the project timetable. </li></ul>How to get started:
  12. 12. Impact <ul><li>Teachers’ role changes – teacher as a guide and co-learner on the path of learning and as a supplier of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Team work skills improve </li></ul><ul><li>ICT skills develope </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign language skills improve </li></ul><ul><li>Professional identity, commitment and work motivation are strengthened </li></ul><ul><li>European dimension: tolerance and understanding increase </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>What you learn without joy, you forget without regret.