Technology, Communication and Media in the School

   If education is to be the backbone of growth and inclusion in the EU, a key task is preparing citizens to make the most of the opportunities and meet the challenges of a fast, moving, globalized and interconnected world. Education, digital media and technology exceeds the boundaries of the school and traditional roles being reconfigured fast and permanently. Considering children and young as "digital native" – those who came into the world after the popularization of personal computers and the creation of the Internet – this training explores, in a creative and collaborative way, how to capture the attention of the students and motivate them to stay engaged in formal class through the use of digital Media and technology.

 
   This course discusses the use of different digital tools to stimulate inclusion and freedom of expression. It also develops contents related to the on-line exposure – as fake news, virtual plagiarism and cyberbullying - and the tools to provide digital safety and responsible use of digital media. Furthermore, we consider strategies for the use of digital technologies to engage in collaboration with other educators, helping to delineate new school scenarios and new ways of stimulating the paths to knowledge and effective learning. The methodology is based on non-formal education setup, where participants are able to learn, express themselves and exchange experience through group exercises and site visits.

 

Dates & Locations

Berlin, Germany

  • 25 - 29 November 2019

  • 2 - 6 March 2020

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Objectives

   This course wants to:

•    Encourage a professional development about the real use and the pedagogical use of new digital media in the classroom;
•    Raise awareness on the most dangerous consequences of technology in our lives, including cyberbullying and addictions to Technology; 
•    Enhance skills to use various innovative teaching methods and techniques that are learner-centred, encourage solving of meaningful real-world tasks and develop transversal competencies;
•    Provide a better understanding of what it means to be a teenager in the Digital Age;
•    Suggest a way in which students can positively use technology in their own private life, to understand the world and express their talents;
•    Empower students academically by providing them with the 21st Century learning tools;
•    Supply technology equity to students by providing meaningful access to learning technology resources for students who are economically disadvantaged or have special needs;
•    Prepare students for the workplace of the 21st Century, and thereby enhancing local economic development by creating a technologically-literate graduating work force;
•    Boost skills in using open and digital resources, support development of digital skills and media literacy, increase capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernization using ICT;
•    Revise and develop personal and professional competences, build confidence in promoting innovative and active pedagogies that are responsive to social and cultural diversity.

 

 

Methodology

 

   Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education methodologies. Starting with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course, we proceed with non-formal learning strategies in order to guarantee and stimulate an active contribution from the participants involved. In practice, we use: Presentations; Analysis of study cases; Discussions in the classroom; Role-plays; Technical visits to local private and public institutions; Conferences with local professionals to exchange good practices; Job shadowing experiences; Workshops to rethink old practices and introduce new ones. By applying scientific knowledge, students are faced with real problems which they will try and solve. In addition, certain key aspects will be revealed, such as the investment of learners put into the project, the representation they have of the scientific phenomenon, or the time available. Moreover, students will not only be able to complete a project, but also to apply new technological tools, and acquire skills such as sketch drawing, mathematical calculations, new materials, concluding drafts, teamwork.

 

Preparation

   Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive a detailed programme outlining the content and structure of the course, as well as recommended reading and viewing material relevant to the course contents. They will also receive practical information about Berlin, including maps, places of interest and accommodation.

Cost

 

   €490/person. For accommodation and other costs please contact us at info@erasmusnet.org

 

Certifications

   We will hand out:

  • Certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content and dates;

  • Europass Mobility certificates issued by your NA and signed by us.

 

Programme