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Like a (School of) Fish in Water (or ICT-Enhanced Skills in Action)

  • Evgenia Sendova
  • Eliza Stefanova
  • Nikolina Nikolova
  • Eugenia Kovatcheva
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5090)

Abstract

The paper presents pilot experiences related to an educational methodology developed within the European Innovative Teacher (I*Teach) project for building ICT-enhanced skills [1]. The methodology is presented in the context of a workshop for teachers in mathematics and informatics with a special focus on enhancing presentation skills. The authors share their experience in treating the very workshop as a project with specific stages - analyzing the audience’s interests, developing a presentation scenario around a leading metaphor in harmony with the setting, distributing different roles among the presenters, involving the audience in an active reasoning and sharing. Thus the workshop has demonstrated at a meta-level how the collective intelligence of teachers could be harnessed in action. The main message is: such an approach makes teachers feel like co-creators of the I*Teach project´s ideas and teachers need only a bit of praise or encouragement to recognize themselves as innovative teachers.

Keywords

Teacher education ICT-enhanced skills active learning methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgenia Sendova
    • 1
  • Eliza Stefanova
    • 2
  • Nikolina Nikolova
    • 3
  • Eugenia Kovatcheva
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.National High School of Mathematics and SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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