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Learning from the best – CERN offers programme for physics teachers

CERN that is located outside Geneva is one of the most respected science centres in the world. This European research organization operates e.g. the largest particle physics laboratory and it is also the place where the World Wide Web was born among many other inventions. CERN now offers a programme for further training for physics teachers that includes unique resources to introduce particle physics in the classroom. The training programme is free of charge and… Continue reading

Source analysis education requires a complete upgrade in school

eLearningworld News In a new research study from the University of Lund about source analysis education in school, the results show that the field requires a complete upgrade to be adapted to the digital development. In an environment of search engines, social media and other websites just a click from the fingertips the source analysis skills have to be widened and deepened. In this sense, traditional source analysis has to be upgraded with so-called contextualised… Continue reading

The demand for teacher training increases when education turns digital

eLearningworld News 10 000 teachers in Norway applied for further teacher training 2018, which is 600 more than the year before. The focus on the applications is to meet the new requirements of mathematics and language in the new Norwegian curriculum. At the same time as new courses in programming and digitalisation is being introduced. The minister of education Jan Tore Sanner comments in the following way: “It is important that the pupils are learning… Continue reading

Teacher students learn to create digitally

eLearningworld News At Stockholm University students that is studying to become preschool teachers is also preparing for the digital society’s pedagogy by developing necessary skills. Since digital learning design and evaluation of educational apps for children is an important part of the curriculum. Where the production of a digital learning module is one of the examinations at the course, and the result is tested with children during the student’s practice in a preschool. The design… Continue reading

Make Neuroscience a part of Teacher Training

eLearningworld News Learning how the brain works when learning is an important part of improving pedagogy and to help pupils learn how to learn. Unfortunately, this area is overlooked, according to Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University, California. She says: “That is when kids start falling off as they think they’re just not a maths person which just isn’t true at all. They just don’t know how to learn effectively and so they… Continue reading

Museum offers school’s in poorer suburbs education in coding

eLearningworld News The Museum of Technology in Stockholm now launching the MakerTour for Coding in School. During three years the museum will offer Middle Schools in poorer parts of Stockholm free teacher training, workshops in school and at the museum, as well as holiday activities with coding courses for the pupils is included in the programme. The focus is to improve the digital competence both for teachers and pupils in playful way in order to… Continue reading

Latest News: New five year teacher education and digitization in focus

eLearningworld News from Norway The Norwegian Government wants to transform the teacher education to a five year program that better corresponds to todays and future working life. A special focus is set to attract more foreign teacher students to Norwegian universities. The aim is that the new teacher education program will start from the autumn 2017. The Minster of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen earlier this year introduced the vision in the following way: “We must… Continue reading

Latest News: Slow school digitization in Finland and Sweden

eLearningworld News from Finland and Sweden In the Doctoral Thesis “The Subtle Inequality – On Schools’ Material Conditions and Students’ Learning Opportunities” Pär Isling Poromaa at the Umeå University shows that there are considerable differences in access to learning tools in Swedish schools. At the same time as the level of access to learning tools have significant impact on the pupils results. There is also a correlation between the level of learning tools and the… Continue reading

Latest News: Government focus on digital skills and applications in education

eLearningworld News from Finland The Finnish Government is directing €300 million to educational projects and competence development in order to meet the challenges of the future. New learning environments with digital learning content and tools will be integrated in primary school increasingly. This will renew the pedagogy and also serve as a takeoff for lifelong learning. In this spirit teacher-training will be complemented with the main goal that all pupils will receive education that is… Continue reading

Latest News: Teachers must have computer skills stated in planned five-year digital strategy

eLearningworld News from Ireland The Irish Government’s digital strategy for schools for the next five years includes a demand for good digital skills among teachers. From this prerequisite ICT should be integrated in all teacher education. Seán Ó Foghlú, secretary general of the Department of Education and Skills said as a comment to the OECD PISA assessment for digital skills: “There is more to learning obviously than literacy and numeracy.” (quoted in Irish Times). Teacher’s… Continue reading