Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Participatory Learning and Teaching 2 ECTS (online course)



DIP -project offers a pedagogical e-learning course "Participatory Learning and Teaching" for teachers and other pedagogical staff of Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. This course is also aimed for the teacher students in TAMK School of Vocational Teacher Education.
About the course:

Participatory Learning and Teaching  

Why?
Participating this course will develop your competence in understanding the new kind of learning and teaching by using participatory pedagogy in online environments.  By taking part in this course you have the ability to study in online environment as part of an international group, participate in discussions and activities by using participatory teaching and learning methods as well as educational technology.

What?
Participatory Learning and Teaching course is a pedagogical education module of 2 ECTS aimed for pre-service and in-service teaching personnel who are subject matter experts. Previous pedagogical studies are not required. The course is divided into two parts: "The basis of participatory learning and teaching" and "Participatory learning: practices, cases and visions". The duration of the course is 29.9. - 21.11.2014. 

Why participatory learning and teaching?
Participatory pedagogy is an extensive pedagogical approach which combines different pedagogical strategies. It enables the use of different types of activating, exploratory, problem and phenomena based pedagogical models and methods. It is not in itself an individual method. 

How?
The course is designed to be completed alongside work. The pedagogical approach is based on individual, group and networking methods. The participants are required to contribute to the discussions and group activities during the course. The learning environment is a combination of structured learning platform (Moodle) and open social media environments such as blogs and Google Tools. The assessment is an ongoing process and based on the activity and implementation of the theory and practice. 

Learning outcomes
By taking part in the course participants will

  • understand the meaning of participatory learning and teaching
  • be able to make aims and goals for developing their own teaching and learning methods
  • learn ways to support the students’ participation and human agency
  • recognize the importance and use of peer groups 

Who can participate?
This course is aimed for pre-service and in-service teachers who are subject matter experts. Previous pedagogical education is not required. This course is aimed for teachers and other faculty staff members in Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) and MeLLearn (MELLearN Hungarian Higher Education LL Network), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) as well as for teacher students in TAMK School of Vocational Teacher Education. In order to participate the course please contact Ms Maija Joensuu (maija.joensuu(at)tamk.fi) by 15th September 2014 the latest. Participatory Learning and Teaching course is free of charge. This course will be realized totally in online learning environments, so participants should have the ability to study in virtual environments. Please note that the language of the course is English. 

For Additional information please contact
Maija Joensuu, project coordinator, TAMK, School of Vocational Teacher Education, maija.joensuu(at)tamk.fi, tel. +35850 464 4777 

Teachers and course administrators
Mr Pekka Kalli, principal lecturer at TAMK, School of Vocational Teacher Education, pekka.kalli(at)tamk.fi
Ms Anikó Kalman, Deputy Head of Department, associate professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, kalman.a(at)eik.bme.hu
Ms Sisko Mällinen, principal lecturer at TAMK, School of Vocational Teacher Education, Sisko.mallinen(at)tamk.fi
Ms Maija Joensuu, project coordinator at TAMK, School of Vocational Teacher Education, maija.joensuu(at)tamk.fi

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