Title E-Teacher 2.0 - Empowering Teacher´s ICT-Pedagogical Competencies
Project Number LLP-LdV-ToI-2010/DK-1010
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The explosive growth of web 2.0 technologies and their potential for supporting learning processes has been witnessed in many development projects. The encounter with young peoples' intensive use of media makes teachers' ICT empowerment unavoidable. Basic ICT-skills are no longer sufficient. Teachers of today still lack methods for integrating ICT into teaching. The time has come to collect and mainstream scattered experiences with training teachers in this field. - But how to identify teachers' ICT pedagogical competencies? Schools and teacher training institutes rarely outline ICT-pedagogical competency profiles. In spite of a variety of courses, teachers search unavailingly for transparent mainstream offers. Implementations of broad initiatives have ended, when shown to be difficult.
Targeted aims and expected results
1. The project will contribute to improvements in quality and innovation in education, by improving teachers' ICT pedagogical competencies. - A self-evaluation tool for teachers' ICT‐pedagogical competencies will be developed and trial-run, relating to international frameworks and national need analyses.
2. The project will support teachers in implementing ICT pedagogical methods. - The further education module 'E‐teacher 2.0' will facilitate the process of redidactization and empower teachers in integrating Web 2.0 into teaching, update teachers with new technologies and prepare for new relevant technologies as they emerge. Based on previous best‐practice projects, the module will be developed jointly by the project partners as a generic model, adaptable to local needs, within an internationally agreed upon framework. 'E‐teacher 2.0' will be trial‐run as national versions in each partner country for evaluation and optimization.
3. The project aims towards national and border-crossing transparency and recognition. - An accreditation of 'E‐teacher 2.0' / integration into continuing education in each partner country is targeted.
The project will have direct impact on the students, teachers, lecturers and teacher education institutions involved in trial runs of 'E‐teacher 2.0' ‐ and vice versa. Impacts on the partners’ national education systems are targeted, through relating to national priorities, actively involving stakeholders as ‘expert panels’ and implementing national initiatives.
The consortium covers 5 well‐esteemed teacher education institutions in Denmark, Turkey, Norway, The Netherlands and Portugal, with the Danish college Hansenberg as user-steering stakeholder for practice‐based teacher training. Furthermore, 2 European organizations will contribute with international views and disseminating results to European countries. Hansenberg holds the lead, with the Metropolitan University College as consultant. All partners have performed in international projects, with international visions in their strategies. Decision makers in each partner country will be involved, to support dissemination and mainstreaming results.
1. The project will contribute to improvement in quality and innovation in education, by improving teachers' ICT competencies towards conscious and differentiating application in their practice. Teachers' ICT-pedagogical competencies will be identified, relating to national and international frameworks.
2. The project targets to arm teachers in meeting youth cultures' web 2.0 methods for communication, networking, information seeking and creativity, as well as to differentiate teaching with new ICT pedagogical methods. Thus, teachers' ICT-pedagogical competencies will support the students in learning to learn.
3. The project aims towards national and border-crossing transparency and recognition, by developing a teacher training module, to be accredited in each partner country.
Hence, the project targets the following results, in order to answer significant questions:
1. A model for analyzing teachers' ICT‐pedagogical competency profiles, relating to European frameworks and based on conclusions from topical need analyses in the partner countries.
2. The further education module 'E‐teacher 2.0', developed jointly by the project partners and based on previous best‐practice projects as well as topical surveys.
The module will empower teachers within new technologies, facilitate the process of redidactization and arm teachers to spot and integrate new relevant technologies as they emerge. The module will be developed as a generic model, adaptable to local needs, but within an internationally agreed upon framework. 'E‐teacher 2.0' will be trial‐run in each partner country in order to test, evaluate and optimize the module. Specific national versions of 'E‐teacher 2.0' will be developed in each country's language, adapted to local needs.
3. An accreditation of 'E‐teacher 2.0' and/or integration into continuing education in each partner country, with the aim of border-crossing mutual recognition.
Priority: Developing the skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors (LEO-TraInno-3), D.2.3.
The project links to this priority by creating a further education module as a generic model, adpatable to each country's needs and accredited with ECTS. One of the main aims of the project is to develop the skills and competences for the participants in the target group. The partners aim towards cross-national recognition.
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
program or curricula
material for open learning
The first product to be developed is a self-evaluation tool for teachers' ICT-pedagogical competencies. This tool will be published in English as well as in the partner countries' languages Portuguese, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian and Dutch.
The second product, a generic model of the further education module 'E-teacher 2.0' will be developed. Its framework (competency goals, credits, curriculum, correlation with ministerial regulations, etc.), its pedagogical and technical recommendations will be described in English. The module will be accompanied by cases and samples, most of them probably in the project partners' languages. Parts of the documentation will be visual media, such as video recordings, photos, technical drawings or models.
'E-teacher 2.0' will be adapted to the partner countries' conditions and language through trial-runs. Technical conditions or certain obstructions may make it necessary to select parts of the generic model and adapt them in way specific to the countries. Different settings or the participants' work conditions may lead to a demand for a certain flexibility of the generic model's adaptability to local conditions.