Using Interactive Whiteboards to Support Learner-Centred Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning Euline   Cutrim   Sc...
Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences / Fac. Education E-Learning consultant & teacher educator  (MFL pedagogy...
Pedagogical benefits of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) <ul><li>Helps integration of new media in the regular language clas...
Shared concerns & rationales <ul><li>Important factors   for successful introduction of IWBs : - Teacher is KEY: pedagogic...
Research project (2009 – 2011): Towards a Model of Interactive Whiteboard Training for Language Teachers Euline Cutrim Sch...
Project information  (1) <ul><li>Characteristics of CPD-Model : -  “bottom up” approach to teacher professional developmen...
Project information  (2) <ul><li>Key Questions: - What teacher competencies are needed to use IWBs towards a socio-cogniti...
Interim Results  (1) <ul><li>Teacher competences: - adapt / design  interactive  IWB materials - manage IWB-based activiti...
Migration needed for NEW, IWB-related Competencies <ul><li>FROM   a print-based approach  and related black/whiteboard act...
Characteristics of Training <ul><li>Replacement of “top-down” technological one-day workshops with  “bottom-up” training  ...
IWB-Project @ CALL-in-Practice
IWB4MFL CoP <ul><li>Goals:   - Sharing materials, practices &    practitioner knowledge - Contributing to initial Teacher ...
IWB4MFL CoP  (2) <ul><li>Website Components at  CALL-in-Practice : -  Resources: . Practice portraits . Repository of IWB ...
Comenius Course:  ‘Designing for the Web 2.0 Language Classroom. Check out the 2010 Edition!
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Interactive Whiteboard Projects for Modern Languages

  1. 1. Using Interactive Whiteboards to Support Learner-Centred Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning Euline Cutrim Schmid & Ton Koenraad reporting on 2 related projects: <ul><li>Professional development (Heidelberg, Germany) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Materials & Practices (Utrecht, NL) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences / Fac. Education E-Learning consultant & teacher educator (MFL pedagogy / CALL)
  3. 3. Pedagogical benefits of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) <ul><li>Helps integration of new media in the regular language classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances scope of interactivity & learner engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Supports development “electronic literacies” </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to address diversity in learning styles (aural, visual and kinaesthetic) </li></ul><ul><li>Can contribute to student attainment </li></ul><ul><li>IF… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shared concerns & rationales <ul><li>Important factors for successful introduction of IWBs : - Teacher is KEY: pedagogical views, knowledge and media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>NEEDed: ( Cutrim Schmid, 2008; Gray et al. 2005; Koenraad, 2008) - Quality training - Materials & inspiring practices for modern MFL Pedagogy - Support for p2p learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research project (2009 – 2011): Towards a Model of Interactive Whiteboard Training for Language Teachers Euline Cutrim Schmid University of Education Heidelberg, Germany
  6. 6. Project information (1) <ul><li>Characteristics of CPD-Model : - “bottom up” approach to teacher professional development in CALL - a pedagogical framework based on a socio-cognitive view of communicative language teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Research Team : - Junior Prof. + student teachers - nine practitioners </li></ul>
  7. 7. Project information (2) <ul><li>Key Questions: - What teacher competencies are needed to use IWBs towards a socio-cognitive view of communicative language teaching? - What kind of technical and pedagogical support is mostly needed by teachers in this process? </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methods: - in-depth longitudinal case studies - ethnographic research instruments: classroom observations & field notes, video recordings, in-depth interviews and video-triggered reflective dialogues with the teachers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interim Results (1) <ul><li>Teacher competences: - adapt / design interactive IWB materials - manage IWB-based activities to activate ALL learners - coherently integrate various multimedia resources (pace, cognitive load and active processing of content) - enhance IWB functionality using peripherals - finding and evaluating ready-made, usable materials </li></ul>
  9. 9. Migration needed for NEW, IWB-related Competencies <ul><li>FROM a print-based approach and related black/whiteboard activities such as: - annotate grammar rules, - grammar exercises - vocabulary items - worksheets (scanned documents or MS Word files): fill-in-the-gaps vocabulary & grammar exercises) </li></ul><ul><li>TOWARDS use of multimodal resources provided, such as annotation tools (e.g. shapes, lines), variety of colour, fonts, images & integrating internet resources </li></ul>
  10. 10. Characteristics of Training <ul><li>Replacement of “top-down” technological one-day workshops with “bottom-up” training that: </li></ul><ul><li>supports refinement of pedagogical practice </li></ul><ul><li>stimulates collaboration with experienced teacher trainers or colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>has a sound theoretical basis and a clear pedagogical framework </li></ul><ul><li>focuses on teachers’ immediate pedagogical needs & contextualized examples, related to actual work </li></ul><ul><li>provides teachers with enough opportunities for gradual accumulation of knowledge and experience within their constraints of time and energy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. IWB-Project @ CALL-in-Practice
  12. 12. IWB4MFL CoP <ul><li>Goals: - Sharing materials, practices & practitioner knowledge - Contributing to initial Teacher Ed. & CPD ( Meskill et al., 2006; Preston et al.,2000; Koenraad, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities: - Teacher Ed. Curr. Development - Materials, Expertise & Partner spotting - Resources development - Blogging - Formation Editorial Team - EU project application </li></ul>
  13. 13. IWB4MFL CoP (2) <ul><li>Website Components at CALL-in-Practice : - Resources: . Practice portraits . Repository of IWB files . Annotated links to external resources . Research reviews & references </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to IWB4MFL </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog Tool for Multilingual Blogging Circles (linking MFL and L1 teachers & resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow for Teacher Ed. mentoring </li></ul>
  14. 14. Comenius Course: ‘Designing for the Web 2.0 Language Classroom. Check out the 2010 Edition!

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