WP6: Implementation of methodology

Objectives

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

The following output will be produced:

  • Basic assumptions which have been 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 will be defined and tested of a computer-oriented methodological system for forming teachers’ IT competences, which includes:
  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.

WorkPackage 6 (WP6) Implementation of methodology

Description of the work

Task 6.1. Will be 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 in e-learning;

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 will receive: the location of regularly updated content, methods and organizational forms of the preparation of in-service and future teachers in conditions of a knowledge society and change of the paradigm of education.

The main result will be 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 area of ICT, e-learning and intercultural competences at the pedagogical faculties of universities.

The following output will be produced:

• Basic assumptions will be 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 will be defined and tested of a computer-oriented theoretical and methodological system for developing ICT, e-learning and intercultural competences.

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.

Task 6.2. Summary analysis of Social media and their important role for extending research network and for the dissemination of the project outcomes.

Task 6.3. The participants will disseminate some of their previous research work in the visited institution by giving lectures, seminars or other activities, for example, ICTE–2016: OU (Czech Republic).

Task 6.4. Conference Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning 2016 (Subtitle: E-learning Methodology – Implementation and Evaluation), Workshop Using effective and adequate IT tools for developing teachers’ skills) face-to-face and remote form, on-line e-round table debate (US, Poland).

Task 6.5. Meeting in CU, Australia.

Task 6.6. Meeting and Workshop Formation 21 century skills of future teachers through the use of ICT (UEx, Spain).

Task 6.7. Workshop Selection IT tools and their using for developing IT competences (HSPU, Russia).

Deliverables:

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

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

D 6.3. Month: 38 - Discussion papers published in the Scientific International Journal IJCEELL. (the paper was prepared)

D 6.4. Month: 36 - Monograph E-learning Methodology – implementation and evaluation (the raport prepared)

D 6.5. Month: 39 - Scientific article Selection IT tools and their using for developing IT competences published in the Scientific International Journal IJWBC (in progressing)

    Coordinator prof. Josef Malach and Ostrava University team, CZ