Title Information and communications technologies to support new ways of lifelong learning
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01009
Product Transfer of the Online Teaching Course to 11 Schools: 9 Italian, 1 English, 1 French
Title Transfer of the Online Teaching Course to 11 Schools: 9 Italian, 1 English, 1 French
Product Type others
The school partners of the project involved, between October 2011 and June 2012, in transferring the training course and
connected training aids were 11, 9 Italian, 1 English and 1 French.
Teachers and trainers of the secondary schools who took part in the training were an
average of 10 to 12 units per partner.
Between 650 and 700 students have participated in the implementation in the classrooms of the new teaching methodology of school staff attending the training course, through the use of VLE in English for Business and Tourism.
The transfer scheme has involved the project partners below:
1) Istituti Filippin (PADERNO DEL GRAPPA - IT);
2) Istituto Marcelline (BOLZANO - IT);
3) Ecole Collège et Lycée du Sacré Coeur (REIMS - FR) ;
4) Istituto Orsoline F.M.I. - Liceo della Comunicazione (CHIETI - IT);
5) Casa religiosa collegio Don Bosco (PORDENONE - IT);
6) Collegio vescovile Barbarigo (PADOVA - IT);
7) De La Salle College (BELFAST - UK);
8) Liceo Ginnasio Giovanni Paolo II (LECCE - IT);
9) Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane Liguria Toscana (GENOVA - IT);
10) Istituto Gonzaga (MILANO - IT);
11) Liceo Linguistico Europeo “Calasanzio” (SANLURI - IT).
The training course, as amended as a result of needs expressed in the pilot phase of the transfer, has been structured into 4 days of classroom teaching (32 hours) subdivided into three phases and two periods of on-line activities (8 hours). Depending on the setting of the course, the class teaching was in the morning and in the afternoon or only in the afternoon and it was organised into theory lessons and practical lessons.
In particular all the lessons have been structured into two hours of theory and two
hours of practice to ease learning and to allow experimentation with the technological
tools that have been introduced and used during the course.
During the course some ad hoc questionnaires were submitted to the teachers so as
to assess the training process, the learning and the appreciation of the course which
permitted the Project team to follow the progress of the didactic activities; the results of these questionnaires are presented in the evaluation report.
The course has had a specific space on the Moodle platform, through the URL
http://www.catholicschoolproject.eu; within the on-line course, the didactic material
supporting training and the material to be studied in depth have been uploaded.
On-line the teachers had the possibility to download and consult 20 articles selected
from the specialised review “Tecnologie Didattiche”, the most credited and active
publication in the field for the past 17 years.
The teachers also had the possibility to download three chapters of the text “Software
libero e ambienti per l’apprendimento: un’opportunità per il mondo dell’educazione
italiana” on how to integrate the suggested didactic material. They have had moreover an
updated bibliography of 400 texts on themes which were relevant to the training course.
Teachers, trainers, pedagogical staff of private and public schools and vocational
and training centres.
Indirect terget group: students.
More than 120 teachers attended the course and have been trained.
Also more than 650 students had been involved in testing in the classrooms the new teaching
methodology of school staff attending the training activities, through the use of VLE in
English for Business and Tourism.
Area of application
The objective of the transfer has been achieved and has given both teachers and
students the advantage of:
- Reproducing an actual didactic-methodological innovation factor to use alongside traditional learning tools.
- Easing the acquisition of new specific competences in reading and writing.
- Stimulating students through motivation to study and to encourage them to study in
a collaborative and permanent way.
It is useful to highlight that the majority of teachers involved in the Project have used
the new educational technologies, on at least one occasion if not more and have shown
an interest in future training proposals that could consolidate their knowledge in relation to the use of new information and communication technologies.