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Summer School - Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation, 21-30 August 2019, Estonia

Publish Date: Apr 21, 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Event Dates: from Aug 21, 2019 12:00 to Aug 30, 2019 12:00

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation

Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation is an intensive summer university programme, which aims to examine the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the digital era and introduce different innovative ways of implementing technology-enhanced activities in education. The rationale of the summer university is to empower people to re-imagine modern teaching practices and follow the transformation of education.

The summer programme is divided into three modules:
  • Module 1 is composed of activities meant to introduce as well as give a first-hand experience about recent trends in educational technology. The topics include: Learning analytics, Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Robotics, and other ICT trends related to online education (e.g. MOOCs, screencasts, webinars and streaming).
  • Module 2 is devoted to introducing ideas coming from educational research. The topics include: Digital pedagogy, Collaborative learning, Tinkering and creative re-use.
  • Module 3 will focus on encouraging students to develop a more nuanced/complex view on educational technology. This module will include an introduction to Critical Educational technology as well as conversations meant to identify the main critical issues that applicants have encountered in their own teaching/learning practice.

In addition to in-class activities, the summer programme will be completed by a number of on-site visits to different educational institutions (e.g. school, university, edTech startup). The visits will provide the opportunity for the students to see how educational technology is incorporated in concrete educational settings.

Admission to Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation

Entry requirements

  • Online application form
  • Video clip (max 5 min)
  • CV
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Copy of the passport

PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.

Applications are evaluated based on

Video clip (max 5 min)

The video clip is the opportunity for the applicant to provide an overall explanation as to why she/he wants to be part of the summer programme. The applicants can use the following questions:

  1. What are the major challenges that education is currently facing? What is the role of educational technology in addressing those challenges?
  2. What is the role that technology actually has in the applicant’s teaching practice?
  3. How can participation in the summer programme contribute to the applicant’s professional development?
The course is designed for applicants with at least some experience working as educators in schools, universities or other education institutions:
  • teacher training students with practical classroom teaching experience;
  • in-service teachers and pre-service teachers with practical classroom experience;
  • lecturers (of teacher training);
  • professional trainers and pedagogues: museum and science centre educators, etc.
  • other students or practitioners belonging to other disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in technology and education.

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