67996 - General Education and Educational Technologies

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student:
- knows the characteristics of the formal, non-formal and informal education system and is able to compare them and build forms of integration and collaboration; - knowls the main theoretical models of teaching and learning; - is able to design and manage the learning environment in the school context; - is able to plan his/her schoolwork identifying goals, objectives, skills, strategies of individualization and customization, tools, time/space, methods of evaluation; - knows in depth different methodologies of research and response related to training contexts; - knows the debate on the knowledge society and the development of information and communication technology; - is able to analyze new technological applications based on teaching models; - knows how to compare and choose ICT appropriate to the context and the stakeholders he/she works with; - knows theories and interpretive tools of electronic communication and how to incorporate them into educational intervention projects; - knows how to use computer equipment to document his/her school activities; - is able to find the most appropriate methods and tools to enhance and deepen his/her skills and culture also participating in learning communities and communities of practice.

Course contents

The course aims to reflect on teaching as a science of education in its theoretical and practical dimensions: its languages, the main theoretical models of teaching / learning, the interplay between research and education (the teacher researcher) and the connections between design, evaluation and action learning, strategies of individualization and customization as well as the processes of socialization in the classroom and in the laboratory. Teaching, then, as an autonomous science in continual construction through research.

In this context and in the complexity of a society in which formal, informal and non-formal education are increasingly interconnected (also in the framework of the knowledge society), it also places the problem of educational technologies and the transformation of the instruments of communication and educational mediation within a total expansion and redefinition of the concept of education. ICTs critically analyze all the instrumental and methodological opportunities in which teachers to exercise their right and duty to chose according to the quality of the objectives of services and projects in which they operate and the specific content of their training program. Therefore we propose to analyze the concepts of multimedia and interactivity in the new learning environments, to address the problem of the technological qualification of the educational experience lived in the new context of the development of telematics equipment, to identify new opportunities for professional learning for teachers called to consciously move in the complex environment of new technologies. These questions will be studied within the framework of gender studies and inclusive education.

Readings/Bibliography

The exam will be oral and in English.

Criteria to assess oral exam will be:

- clarity in the presentation of the contents;
- ability to deepen and link the main issues;
- appropriateness in the use of specific terminology;
- critical analysis of the repercussions of the topics studied within school contexts and for the training of teacher professionalism.

Students will have to study all materials published on the Moodle Platform 2018/2019 and to complete the 3 assignments on the same platform. These assignments must be uploaded before the oral exam: students must register on Moodle and follow instructions (please, do not send your assignments via e-mail, use Moodle).

It is strongly suggested to attend lectures, students will benefit from working with other exchange students.

Teaching methods

Lectures, classrooms exercises, Moodle's activities, discussion on videos.

Assessment methods

The final assessment is an oral exam in English about the material published on the Moodle Platform and on the 3 assignments.

The maximum possible score is 30, the minimum to pass is 18.

If rejected at the exam, it is possible to have a second chance.

The oral exam must be completed with the mandatory assignments published in the Moodle platform: each assignment will be evaluated in .../30 and will be part of the final assessment (5 ECTS for the oral exam; 1 ECTS for each Moodle's assignment).

Inscription to the exam on Almaesami website.

Teaching tools

Projector, PC, Moodle.

Office hours

See the website of Elena Pacetti