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History course (cold war)

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This is the pattern of a history course with some advises to make it successful

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History course (cold war)

  1. 1. History course (Cold War) with Moodle platform (24 learners aged 19-20)Pattern<br />1<br />
  2. 2. ICT skills Students' mother tongue should be used with written instructions for teaching the necessary computer skills before the first module in English starts.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. ICT support should be available throughout the course.Only a few key tools should be selected for groups with little experience of using social media. (i.g. e-mail, youtube, download-helper, flv and vlc player to see video off-line)The use of tools should require little logging in and passwords.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Number and length of contact lessons In a blended course: 2 face-to-face lessons at the beginning to learn the necessary skills, 1 face-to-face intermediate lesson for monitoring course with regard to strengthnesses and weaknesses<br />4<br />
  5. 5. and 1 face-to-face final lesson to register the attained level of togetherness within the group<br />5<br />
  6. 6. The lessons should be long enough to properly address historical contents, ICT mastering and language problems. 60 minute lessons proved too short. 90 minute lessons were barely adequate.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Tasks and interactionTasks should designed so that they are interesting and relevant to the learners.<br />7<br />
  8. 8. One way to achieve this is to present a comparative assessment and evaluation of contributions to the wider debates and ask the students to take part in a role playing on controversies relating to the subject. So that last lessons should be very useful to create more interaction among students. <br />8<br />
  9. 9. Cold War Chess game Beside, you can add a Cold War Chess game to be run at distance. Here are the list of the countries:<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Cold War Chess gameKing- US, USSR; Queen- US, USSR; Bishop- UK, Italy; Czechoslovakia, Hungary; <br />10<br />
  11. 11. Cold War Chess gameKnight- Greece, Turkey; Cuba, China; Castle - W. Germany, S. Korea; E. Germany, Poland; <br />11<br />
  12. 12. Cold War Chess gamePawn- Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands; Romania, Bulgaria, N. Korea, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Chile, Ukraine, Latvia.<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Intervention Given that this history course is planned inside a formal curriculum, after 4 or 5 modules a compulsory assessment will be managed by the trainers. <br />13<br />
  14. 14. InterventionEach student should fill in a questionnaire or write a essay of approximately 800 words.<br />14<br />
  15. 15. ForminggroupsGroups in which the members feel equal to each other work better than groups where there are differences in status, skills etc.<br />15<br />

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