Moodle Training for Teachers

   Just a few years ago, Moodle was an unknown tool. Developed on pedagogical principles, Moodle is used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e-learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors. Today, it has become one of the major phenomena at the educational level, as it finds its roots in the philosophy of collaborative learning, often referred to as social constructionist pedagogy. It provides a constructivist learning environment that makes a significant contribution to enhance web-based learning.

 

   This approach sees learning as a creative social process, as much as it is an individual one, where people learn together by investigating, analyzing, collaborating, sharing, and reflecting. This course wants to guide you through discovering the tool and learn the best ways in which you can fit it into your educational context.  

Dates & Locations

Berlin, Germany

  • 4 - 8 November 2019

  • 10 - 14 February 2020

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Objectives

   This course wants to:

  • Raise awareness on the importance of Moodle and its application in education;

  • Explore and discuss the benefits of Moodle in all its forms for all users and applications in education;

  • Help participants acknowledge the best way to introducing Moodle in their school;

  • Go through the Moodle software, simulating all the different uses and applications;

  • Observe where Moodle has been already used and the benefits of it, discussing the matter with local colleagues, who are already into the Moodle experience;

  • Support the pedagogy of the learning environment through its interactive, collaborative and reflective modules;

  • Encourage participants to develop teaching materials using e-Learning tools;

  • Integrate general principles of constructivist learning and provides an online learning context that supports student-centered pedagogy.

 

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