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Course Description

The aim of the course is to have a positive impact on the development of students’ transversal competences, creativity, collaboration, and effective communication skills by promoting the use of real world authentic learning activities by immersing participating teachers in the process of resource based approaches via their interaction with a unique collection of open educational resources (OER).

Throughout the duration of the course teachers will be handled in three different modes:

a) as learners participating in authentic learning activities;
b) as teachers implementing and assessing competence based/holistic approaches in their classes; and
c) as researchers collecting, examining and interpreting data about their practice and their students’ learning.

Participants will be provided with inclusive learning strategies addressing learning variability that promote competence acquisition and student-centered learning. Participants will have the opportunity to be exposed to a number of training techniques such as: lectures, discussion, project teams, brainstorming, and case studies enabling them to collaborate and learn from each other.
The course will also strengthen its social cohesive and pan-European dimension by inviting participants to be part of a community of practice that will allow them to exchange and share ideas, experiences, concerns and educational resources with fellow teachers across Europe and introduce them to on-line learning repositories, portals and educational metadata.
The repertoire of best practices and the educational tools that will be presented in combination with the hands-on activities will facilitate the participants in learning how to deploy and integrate them in their school environment and everyday teaching practice and also how to contribute their own work into educational repositories and share it within a European community of practice.