First results from the UNESCO Chair in e-Learning on Teacher Training: Reconsidering teachers’ roles
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During two days there had been a variety of discussions about issues in teacher training: reconsidering teachers’ roles in the VIII International Seminar in Barcelona last week. Presentations of keynote speakers and demo presenters were followed by rich debates.
Today is the first working “after” day, and we are tiding up all the information created during the seminar. What we share today is just a tip of the iceberg, still it may be of interest of the participants, those who were lucky enough to be with us face-to-face but also those following it through live streaming and twitter.
Firstly, a few words about some stats of the seminar. We had 86 attendees from 20 different countries. During the seminar, almost 1500 tweets were generated; we will analyze them in more detail. Tweets were promoted and curated by César Córcoles, who took care of the @UOCunescochair Twitter account during the seminar. Ismael Peña was in charge of live blogging, doing an excellent work summarizing each of the talks in real time:
ICTlogy By Ismael-Peña López ( www.ictlogy.net )
- Steve Wheeler: Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age
- Douglas Thomas: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change
- Yehuda Elkana & Hannes Klöpper: Higher Education Curricula, Technology and the Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century
- Edem Adubra: Enhancing the status and professionalism of teachers in the digital age
- Ferran Ruiz Tarragó: The Usual Suspects? Teachers, Their Challenges and Development
- Signe Sutherland & David Pitcher: New Learning Team: Time for Creativity and Collaboration in Teacher Education
- Peter Baptist: Towards New Teaching of Mathematics – What Do We Learn from SINUS?
- Hanna Teräs: Using Authentic Learning and Social Media for Developing 21st Century Pedagogical Skills in Teacher Education
- Ichiya Nakamura & Janak Bhimani: Enhancing the creativity of children through the use of digital video technology
- Jordi Blanch i Hughet, Jordi Moral i Ajado & Diego Haro Nieto: IOC: an Experience in Changing Roles of Teachers and Students
- Teresa Guash & Guillermo Bautista: Training new teachers for Secondary Education: trying out changes and improvements
Last, but not least, the seminar also generated some beautiful noise around it. Currently now we can highlight the following, but we expect this list to grow with all your post-seminar activity:
Learning with e’s By Steve Wheeler ( http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/ )
Grow or Pay By Hanna Teräs ( www.hannateras.com )
School Networking By Sigi Jakob ( www.school-networking.de )
In the following days we will be posting additional resources related to the seminar, such as speakers’ presentations, video recordings, your comments, etc. Therefore, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog in order to keep up to date. And, of course, if you have any idea, comment or request, do not hesitate to contact us through commenting this very same entry or our email catedraunesco[at]uoc.edu