Title Information and communications technologies to support new ways of lifelong learning
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01009
Product Experimentation of the online teaching course by a panel of 3 schools in the three interested countries: Italy, England, French
Title Experimentation of the online teaching course by a panel of 3 schools in the three interested countries: Italy, England, French
Product Type others
The complexity of the programme, compounded by a transnational setting that involved Italian, French, and English schools, required an adaptation of the contents of the original project also given the perspective of the needs of the foreign partners. Therefore, in order to test the didactic methodology, in the period May-June 2011 the pilot course has been tested: in Italy, at the Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Paritario delle Suore Salesiane dei Sacri Cuori in Barletta; in France, in Toulouse at Ensemble Scolaire Saint-Joseph; in England at St. Peter’s School in Bournemouth.
During the summer of 2011 the course was revised, with reference to the SWOT analysis of the course held in the previous months. In October 2011 the training activity started again in the other schools.
The pilot scheme has involved the project partners below:
1) ITALY: Ist. Tecnico Commerciale delle Suore Salesiane dei Sacri Cuori, Barletta;
2) FRANCE: Ensemble Scolaire Saint-Joseph, Reims;
3) ENGLAND: St. Peter’s School, Bournemouth.
The training course for the teachers 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
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 30 teachers attended the course and have been trained.
Also 50 to 60 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
In response to the SWOT analysis the distribution of the course has been adapted
and suitably matched, both in its content and its structure, subject to a methodological
approach to ease theoretical learning, but especially to allow for the application of
technological tools and of the methods of Web 2.0.