WP6: Implementation of methodology

WP6: “IMPLEMENTATION OF METHODOLOGY” (33-40 months)

Objective: Development and implementation of a justification for the computer-oriented, theoretical and methodological scientific system of preparation of contemporary specialists, in particular future and in-service teachers in the ICT area, e-learning and intercultural competences at the pedagogical faculties of universities.

The following output was produced: basic assumptions were developed, theoretically justified and experimentally verified, of the concept of developing IT competences of future and in-service teachers, leader staff in the use of information and communication technologies, e-learning and intercultural competences in their professional activities. A basis of a computer-oriented methodological system for forming teachers’ IT competences was defined and tested. IT competences include:

1) psychological and pedagogical fundamentals for teaching students,

2) organizational-methodological basis of teaching,

3) implementation, by the educational system, of the social contract for preparing students - future teachers,

4) providing IT resources for the learning process,

5) information, methodological and technical support of the educational and cognitive activity of in-service and future teachers with extensive use of remote forms of learning, based on Internet technologies,

6) adequate components of IT competences including those for e-learning. Summary analysis of Social media and their important role for extending research network and for the dissemination of the project outcomes.

Coordinator prof. Josef Malach, OU (CZ)

 

Description of activities:

Task 6.1.

The following items were improved:

  • components to build a model of educational disciplines, in particular the content of theoretical material for learning programming pedagogic and ICT disciplines of higher education institutions;
  • approach to the development of ICT competences of future teachers, including e-learning competences;
  • theoretical model of information system development competence of future teachers;
  • the concept of departmental (regional) environmental information and education and information in a methodical system of distance education platform;

The next development achieved was: the location of regularly updated content, methods and organizational forms of the preparation of in-service and future teachers in conditions of the knowledge society and change of the paradigm of education. The main result was elaboration of a justification for the computer-oriented theoretical and methodological system of preparation of contemporary future and in-service specialists, in particularly, teachers, in the area of ICT, e-learning and intercultural competences at the pedagogical faculties of universities. The basic assumptions were developed, theoretically justified and experimentally verified, of the concept of developing IT competences of future and in-service teachers in the use of ICT and e-learning and other specialists in their professional activities. A basis of a computer-oriented theoretical and methodological system for developing ICT, e-learning and intercultural competences was defined and tested. The existing standards of teachers’ professional competences, comprised in the arrangement of key competences: moral, praxeological, communicative, cooperative, creative, and computer ones, seem to be insufficient in educational undertakings conducted in culturally differentiated environments. Currently, these standards should be enriched with intercultural competences which involve:

- personal competences (cognitive, emotional, motivational, self-creative) expressed by experience and engagement in one’s own and others’ professional development based on the awareness of diversity, which means the knowledge of the own and other cultures and of the significance of cultural determinants for educational processes,

- competences to intercultural communication – enhancing the negotiating attitude, aiming at broadening subjectivity of others, comprising mostly socio-cultural and interactive abilities which are manifested in linguistic and non-linguistic skills in social behaviour, evaluative behaviours in six identity fields,

- competences to tolerant behaviours – manifested in some specific abilities to apply attitudes of tolerance in multicultural surroundings, such attitudes which take into account permanent components (values, working knowledge, evaluation and behaviours) specifying the actual attitude to a phenomenon,

- competences to transgression and emancipation behaviours – related to: the abilities to interact with the surrounding conditions, including multicultural surroundings; the abilities to free from prejudices and stereotypes by conscious transforming oneself and others in mutual cultural learning; enduring the consequences of one’s own activity which frequently goes beyond traditionally accepted norms and values of the community and which transforms a particular (multi)cultural reality.

The results were published in articles and books:

  1. Ogrodzka-Mazur, E., Grabowska, B., Szafrańska-Gajdzica, A.,  Kwadrans, Ł., “Education of children and youth in culturally diverse environments: experiencesproblemsprospects”. Munich 2016, LINCOM Academic Publishers, p. 182. ISBN 978-3-86288-753-8. http://lincom-shop.eu/epages/57709feb-b889-4707-b2ce-c666fc88085d.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/57709feb-b889-4707-b2ce-c666fc88085d/Products/%22ISBN%209783862887538%22
  2. Kwadrans, Ł. “A culturally different learner or a learner with special educational needs?” [in:] Education of Children and Youth in Culturally Diverse Environments. Experience – Problems - Prospects, E. Ogrodzka-Mazur, B. Grabowska, A. Szafrańska-Gajdzica, Ł. Kwadrans, 2016, Munich, Lincom Academic Publishers, p. 124-152, ISBN 978 3 86288 753 8
  3. Grabowska, B.,  Kwadrans, Ł., “Multicultural and intercultural concepts in education”, “Педагогічна освіта: Теорія і практика. Психологія. Педагогіка”, 2016, № 26, Borys Grinchenko Kiev University, p. 4-12, ISSN 2311-2409, http://pedosvita.kubg.edu.ua/index.php/journal#.UoCjjeXfKUY

Task 6.2. Summary analysis of Social media and their important role for extending research network and for the dissemination of the project outcomes were fulfiled. The main results were published in articles:

  1. Noskova T., Tatiana Pavlova, T., Yakovleva, O., “Social Media for Shaping Professional Experience of Master Degree Students, E-learning Methodology - Implementation and Evaluation. Scientific Monograph”, E. Smyrnova-Trybulska, E-learniing Publishing Series Vol. 8 (2016) . Studio Noa for University of Silesia, Katowice-Cieszyn ISSN 2451-3644 (print edition) ISSN 2451-3652 (digital edition) ISBN 978-83-60071-86-1 p. 91-102
  2. Yakovleva, O. V., “Teaching in the 21st century: a practical experience of organizing students’ thematic discussion via social media”,  In: New Educational Strategies In Modern Information Space. E-Learning Methodology. Proceedings (Scientific papers) HSPU, Saint-Petersburg 2016 ISBN 978-5-8064-2312-3 p.73-78

Task 6.3. The participants disseminated some of their previous research work in the visited institutions by giving lectures, seminars or conducting other activities during secondments to US, Poland (researchers from Ukraine, Russia) and during secondments to CU, Australia (researchers from Poland, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia). Topics of presentation are attached in Attachment 1. The workshops description is presented in the second part of this report. As well as on the Project web-site www.irnet.us.edu.pl and on the FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/IRNet-1669593856645370/.

Task 6.4. International Scientific Conference DLCC2016 (www.dlcc.us.edu.pl) (Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning 2016, Subtitle: E-learning Methodology – Implementation and Evaluation), was held at the University of Silesia, Poland, 09-11 October 2016. Within the framework of the conference several events connected with IRNet activities were held:

  • Plenary and conference sessions with participation of more than 80 participants from more than 10 countries and 20 universities;
  • E-round table debate “Teacher’s skills for the 21st Century teaching”, conducted by prof. Antonio dos Reis (Portugal);
  • E-round table debate “E-learning an open education quality – comparison of European, National, Internal Standards and Regulation” with participation European researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine and Australia, moderated by Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, Magdalena Roszak (Poland);
  • Workshop “Using effective and adequate IT tools for developing teachers’ skills”, conducted by dr Libor Klubal (OU, Czech Republic);
  • 12 IRNet presentations were given (Attachment 1 to this Raport).

As a result of the conference, the monograph “E-learning Methodology - Implementation and Evaluation”, edited by E. Smyrnova-Trybulska, Vol. 8 (2016) University of Silesia, Studio Noa, Katowice-Cieszyn ISSN 2451-3644 (print edition) ISSN 2451-3652 (digital edition) ISBN 978-83-60071-86-1) was published. The book contains the articles elaborated by conference participants, in particular 12 articles by IRNet researchers with some project results.

Task 6.5. 15.11.2016 – Meeting and scientific seminar on the implementation of WP5 results and conception of the methodology of WP6. We continued the elaboration of the MOOC “ICT tools in e-learning” (http://el.us.edu.pl/weinoe). New MA course degree in the context of the future projects. Participation of IRNet researchers prof. Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland), prof. Ewa Ogrodzka-Mazur (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland), prof. Anna Gajdzica (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland), dr Milan Chmura (Ostrava University, Czech Republic), Prof. Enrique Iglesias (University of Extremadure, Spain), dr Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), dr Martin Drlik, dr Martin Capay, dr Peter Svec, dr Julia Tomanova (Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (UKF), Slovak Republic).

Task 6.6. The Meeting and Workshop “Formation 21 century skills of future teachers through the use of ICT” (UEx, Spain). realised in February 2017 during secondments of researchers from Ukraine, Russia and Poland to UEx, Spain. 14.03.2017  - The Meeting and Workshop “Formation 21 century skills of future teachers through the use of ICT” (UEx, Spain). Meeting and Seminar at Service of Guidance and training for University Teachers (SOFD): The goal of the centre is to facilitate teacher education and training for teachers, with particular emphasis on their preparation for European convergence and the application of information and communication technologies. The department is structured around training programmes for lecturers, novice lecturers and teaching innovation projects. Training programmes for lecturers are divided into the following areas:

  • ICTs in higher education (concentrates around Moodle LMS and the ways to integrate technology into teaching in higher education; provides virtual, semi-virtual, attendance and flipped classes);
  • Teaching, quality and management (focuses on new methods for teaching and learning, problem-solving and similar);
  • Research (aims to improve planning, data collection, analysis and reporting);

Academic English (is organized up to Intermediate and advanced level)

 

Task 6.7. Workshop “Selection IT tools and their using for developing IT competences” – was conducted 13th  September 2017 at the HSPU, Russia. https://www.herzen.spb.ru/news/14-09-2017_2/

 

Deliverables

D 6.1. Month: 37 - Report on the Implementation of methodology, published on the project web-site

D 6.2. Month: 33 - 5 articles published in the ICTE–2016 Conference Proceeding

D 6.3. Month: 38 - Discussion papers published in the Scientific International Journal IJCEELL.

D 6.4. Month: 36 - Monograph E-learning Methodology – implementation and evaluation.

D 6.5. Month: 39 - Scientific article Selection IT tools and their using for developing IT competences

published in the Scientific International Journal IJWBC