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The Pedagogical value of eTwinning Projects


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The Pedagogical value of eTwinning Projects

  1. 1. eTwinning Seminar Slovenia The pedagogical value of eTwinning projects Rita Zurrapa – NSS Portugal
  2. 2. Key capabilities 20th century learners Conformity, compliance working alone, silence, teacher rules
  3. 3. The world out there We must get used to know how to live in this world that is changing every day.
  4. 4. Our schools •New furniture •Technology (Computers, Laptops, Smartphones…)
  5. 5. Our world is changing •The information is instant •It´s in our pockets! Rapidly…
  6. 6. Information, Information, Information If teachers can only provide content, facts, dates, formulas, research, theories, stories … Then our role in the lives of students is obsolete… Information Information Information
  7. 7. How do we teach students to handle these resources?
  8. 8. Because… they can’t… •Get Critical information • Synthesize information •Evaluate information
  9. 9. Sir Ken Robinson RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
  10. 10. Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.
  11. 11. Free pictures and music • • clips.php
  12. 12. Jobs – 21st Century More than 500.000 jobs are not fulfilled in Europe. Not the proper skills By 2020 Europe could face a shortage of 900.000 Ict workers
  13. 13. Jobs – 21st Century Many of the jobs we have today are new. In the 20th century they didn’t exist. In the future there will be jobs that we haven’t yet dreamed about Many of the our students will be engaged in a world so different from what we/they know today! Our students will use techonologies that haven’t been invented yet!
  14. 14. We can be sure that it will constantly change! The world is changing!
  15. 15. The teachers??
  16. 16. The 20th century teacher and 21st century teacher
  17. 17. European Key competences
  18. 18. The student and the Learner
  19. 19. The student and the Learner
  21. 21. What are 21st century skills? The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in their future.
  22. 22. 21st century skills? Critical Thinking Creative thinking Collaboration Communication Learning Skills
  23. 23. The 21st century learners are not just consumers. They are creators and users. are skilled communicators. They are used to communicate in a thoughful way make decisions. share responsability. solve problems are more enganged are more motivated Are curious!
  24. 24. Make your classroom as dynamic and inovative as the world around us.
  25. 25. Key Capabilities for learners- 21st Century Creativity, ingenuity Collaboration, community, team work Interaction, noise, teacher as facilitator
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  27. 27. Why eTwinning?
  28. 28. eTwinning is not just techonology!
  29. 29. eTwinning is about Education • Exploring pedagogical methodologies such as project based and inquriy based learning. •Exploring the potential of new activities, such as games, for example.
  30. 30. eTwinning is about Learning • Intercultural learning. • Authentic learning. • Contextual learning. • Personal learning. • Making learning relevant.
  31. 31. eTwinning is about Skills and competency development • Team working. • Researching • Choosing • Analysing • Creating
  32. 32. eTwinning is about People • Shared professional development •Support for educational ideas •Exploring educational ideas together •Teachers professional network
  33. 33. What’s in eTwinning for the Teachers? A different way to deliver the curriculum Natural way to use ICT in the classroom Teachers are free to choose subject and method to carry out the project Provides opportunity for professional cooperation with other teachers An easy way into transnational collaboration An opportunity to make new friends.
  34. 34. What’s in eTwinning for the Pupils? The possibility of more authentic learning Using ICT and developing digital literacy / abilities. Richer curriculum experience The non-ICT aspects: co-operation, planning, taking responsibility, making choices… Develops a better understanding of cultures, habits, religions The play ethic: because projects are usually stimulating, motivating and fun for the pupils & teachers
  35. 35. What’s in eTwinning for the School? Easy-entry to the world of international projects A level of built-in quality in the project because of the quality labels Opportunity for personal professional development of teachers & school leaders Greater visibility for the school- Parents are impressed The opportunity to become part of a collaborative learning community
  36. 36. What does eTwinning bring? Authentic learning Motivation Creativity Critical Thinking Cultural and Digital awareness Meaningful use of ICT Collaboration Use of languages Communication
  37. 37. And…
  38. 38. Above and beyond
  39. 39. Let them fly!
  40. 40. Thank you for your attention! Contacts: In the Portal – Rita Zurrapa
  41. 41. Credits •Pictures by Maria da Luz Borges, JI São Bruno Valejas. •Anne Gilleran, eTwinning Presentations