Objectives

The aim of the course "Teacher Competences fostering Inclusive Learning" is to have a positive impact on the development of students’ transversal competences, creativity, collaboration, and effective communication skills by promoting the use of real world authentic learning activities by immersing participating teachers in the process of resource based approaches via their interaction with a unique collection of open resources (linked with the associated curricula). These resources do not impose a fixed curriculum but support the development of a model that can be customised to reflect location and culture. In addition, teachers will be trained to select appropriate freely available ICT tools that suit their own needs in terms of planning, implementing and sharing pedagogical ideas. This will further empower them to create effective multidisciplinary scenarios promoting competence acquisition and creativity to use in their classrooms with their students as well as online.

The course will also strengthen its social cohesive and pan-European dimension by inviting participants to be part of a community of practice that will allow them to exchange and share ideas, experiences, concerns and educational resources with fellow teachers across Europe and introduce them to on-line learning repositories, portals and educational metadata.

The repertoire of best practices and the educational tools that will be presented in combination with the hands-on activities will facilitate the participants in learning how to deploy and integrate them in their school environment and everyday teaching practice and also how to contribute their own work into educational repositories and share it within a European community of practice.

The course will also strengthen its social cohesive and pan-European dimension by inviting participants to be part of a community of practice that will allow them to exchange ideas and materials with fellow teachers across Europe and introduce them to social tagging, educational metadata and on-line learning repositories.

The repertoire of online labs and experimentations, and the social tools that will be presented in combination with the hands-on activities will facilitate the participants in learning how to deploy the vast collection of existing eLearning tools and educational resources and also how to integrate their own work into educational repositories and share it within a European community of practice. 

 

 
Teacher Competences Fostering Inclusive Learning