2nd Transnational Project Meeting | 5-6 July 2021
The Second Meeting was attended by the organisations belonging to the partnership in order to update and coordinate the project’s activities and products carried out so far. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the unstable situation of the flights’ procedures in Europe the meeting was re-scheduled online, keeping the quality foreseen by the application and the objectives’ achievements.
The meeting started with a look to the MOOC development that is going to provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance teachers’ career and deliver quality educational experiences for students.
A wide survey among students was delivered and deployed by the school teachers involved through a questionnaire realised by UCSC. The stunning performances (2.940 respondents) led partnership to implement and share an additional survey to school teachers represented by the partnership (150 in total) achieving a comprehensive framework well-beyond the application’s expectations. The results provided a clear framework of students’ and teachers’ usage of the online world, defining type of contents seek, shared and produced, level of news analysis, exploitation of digital tools in classrooms, most common topics shared, most common apps used, ethics, role of formal and informal rules about digital usage at school and at home, search engines’ management, fact-checking/lateral reading attitudes, privacy issues.
The development of the tool was undertaken by UCSC staff who presented the main feature over the meeting. The MOOC is being designed as an 8-weeks training for students and it will deploy the following main topics: News and media (information, Fake,) Algorithm (personal data and data organization), source (evaluation), Search (Search Engine + Strategies), Copyright, Online participation.
Over the meeting Archilabò staff provided an overview of the main pedagogies related to the digital toolkit (IO2) standing behind the digital collaborative environment enlarging also examples on how a formal classroom can be turned into an editorial team by exploiting the digital tools.
The process of the digital textbook creation was pictured by Archilabò over the meeting and it consists in 5 main steps: the delivery of inputs from teachers according to the topics selected, the development of the contents according to pedagogical, graphic and cognitive precautions, the digital finalisation and the sustainability of the textbooks realised for the next generation of students.
The contents will be focused on Eurocities. For this purpose school teachers anticipated the work of information collection starting and encouraging a collaboration directly with the citiycouncil involved.
Concerning the development of the third output (Recommendations for an innovative digital curriculum for secondary school teachers) all the school teachers involved undertook a wide research on digital information and media competences (DMI) are set and deployed in the school environment:
– How DMI competences at schools are conceived and outlined in formal docs at national and local level;
– How DMI competences are included into the secondary school teachers’ curricula;
– DMI training delivery for school teachers over initial career
– DMI life long learning strategies for school teachers
– DMI school formal delivery for students
The works carried out by school teachers provided a stunning framework on the topic accomplishing with success the first part of the Output.
After the local pilots the work will be continued through the elaboration of the comparative report between the different settings and the development of recommendations according with the pilots’ results and feedbacks as well as the digital habits of students and teachers already collected through related quesitonnaires.
The upcoming landmark events for the C&D project is the realisation of the the Joint Staff Training Event . All the contents to later implement local pilots will be shared by UCSC and Archilabò in the wonderful frame of Barreiro (PT).
Kick-off meeting | 26-27 November 2020
The kick-off meeting was held over 26th-27th November 2020 on virtual platform due to Covid-19 situation.
The overview started with a reflection on the European Union efforts on tackling fake news from 2015 on, the lacks recorded at European level concerning digital education at school, the gender divide and the mismatch between digital skills and the role upper secondary schools can play in Europe.
Objectives, activities and target groups were clearly mentioned as well as the type of stakeholders we aim to address our products to.
Particular attention was reserved to the explanation of the next Joint Staff Training Event as fundamental moment for the Check&Design project.