Supporting learning experiences beyond the school context

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    In this workshop you’ll become familiar with two examples of how technology can supportlearning experiences that go beyond, but still connect to, the school context. The first example,called Elena, is for primary schools. The second example, called weSPOT, is for secondary schools.The Elena project developed online learning materials and an app to teach young children thebasics of French, German and Dutch and thereby make them acquainted with their ‘neighbouring’languages. The aim of the app is to take the learning of words out of the classroom into everydaylive, in this case the supermarket. In this way parents and grandparents can be involved in thelanguage learning activities of their (grand)children (aged 6-8) while shopping, whereas thechildren have an enjoyable learning experience in a familiar context.The weSPOT project develops a pedagogical model and toolkit to support Inquiry based learning.In weSPOT, embedding inquiries in everyday personal experiences is seen as a way to bridge thegap between school learning and students’ out-of-school “moments of wonder” that feed theircuriosity.Please bring your own computer and mobile phone with both apps installed in advance (reference‘Elena’ (Android/iOS) and ‘weSPOT PIM inquiry’ (Android)).
    Period6 Apr 2015
    Event titleACEWild meets OPEDUCA Conference
    Event typeConference
    LocationHeerlen, NetherlandsShow on map