Title Digital edition. Apprenticeship and Network
Project Number 2008-1-ES1-LEO04-00119
Product Dean's Digital Library
Title Dean's Digital Library
Product Type others
Marketing Text Dean’s tangible product is the digital library whose results are foreseen to be the full use of the digital library. Consultation on-line by staff and learners; wider use of electronic edition; new tools for learning process; learning skills for future needs; transfer of knowledge and development of cooperative actions.
Description We would like to stress on the fact that Dean's digital library is a tool for dissemination of knowledge. What's really attractive in this project is the fact of deepening on the use of learning by doing methodology supported on the cooperative learning network in order to create a digital library for our community use; the sense of empowerment , self-respect and autonomy on the side of the learner; the challenge to learn to build up digital libraries not merely focused on a superficial aspect of ability to learn but on the deep structures of the process and ability to do.
Target group The Dean's digital library is targeted to the educational community extended to public interested in Education issues and aldo to a wide public.
Dean’s project physical output has been to build up a pilot digital library but the pedagogical result is the suitability for an apprenticeship centred on the learner, the cooperation among them and the effectiveness this way to learn and of education will play a core role in the changing society where our scholars will be living.
Our experience has shown to us how by joining both educative cooperative network structure and "learning by doing" methodology the trainees have acquired skills and abilities which have boosted their way of approaching knowledge and with self-confidence and courage they’ve shown they could be the owners of what they’ve learnt.
We have also noticed that learners have slowly overtaken their fear to make mistakes and to ask what they don’t know by cooperative and mutual aid. And that shared and cooperative work set in common become part of their own knowledge whether each one’s work is judged worth by the others.
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We must not forget at all the importance of Information Technology. They have made possible to set and integrate Dean’s network, use the computer as a powerful tool for learning and for data communication networks, as well as to have efficient computing programmes, easy to learn, which filled the gap between different apprentices from different educational backgrounds. This means providing greater independence and greater sense of empowerment, of being able to do more than they could do before. The goal of education is that each individual will come out with a sense of personal self respect, empowerment and love for one self because from that grow all the other loves: for people, for knowledge, for the society in which they live.
Area of application Consultation on-line by staff and learners; wider use of electronic edition; new tools for learning processes; learning skills for future needs; transfer of knowledge and development of cooperative actions.