ODS Winter School – Comenius course invites European educators
Open Discovery Space Winter School titled “Transversal key competences for lifelong learning: Training teachers in competence based education” will take place the upcoming February in Vilnius, Lithuania (3rd – 7th of February, 2014). The description of the event can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/trainingdatabase/index.cfm?fuseaction=DisplayCourse&cid=34358
The aim of the course taking place in the context of the project “Open Discovery Space: A socially-powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources” (www.opendiscoveryspace.eu) is to immerse the participating teachers in the process of resource based approaches via their interaction with a unique collection of open resources (linked with the associated curricula). Participants will get the theoretical knowledge and also the practical aspect by having the opportunity to put into practice what has been learnt in the course.
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. Participants will have the opportunity to be exposed to a number of training techniques such as: lectures, discussion, project teams, brainstorming, role playing, case studies and presentation of participants’ work enabling them to collaborate and learn from each other.
Participation in this event is funded by the European Commission through the Comenius and Grundtvig programmes, therefore interested teachers or trainers can simply contact their relevant National Agency. The list of eligible countries (EU ones plus Turkey, Croatia, FYROM) and the contact details of the National Agencies can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc1208_en.htm.
The deadline for applications is September 17th, 2013.
For more information on the event, please contact Ms Urte Steikuniene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Discovery Space is a European CIP PSP co-funded project which began in April 2012. It gathers 51 partners across 23 countries, led by the IT Solutions and Services expert group: INTRASOFT International (Luxembourg). For the full list of partners, please check our website www.opendiscoveryspace.eu