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Title: Supporting learning experiences beyond the school context
Authors: Rusman, Ellen
Keywords: technology enhanced learning
contextualized learning
experiental learning
inquiry based learning
mobile learning
Issue Date: 21-Sep-2015
Citation: Rusman, E. (2015, 16 april). Supporting learning experiences beyond the school context. Workshop at ACEWild meets OPEDUCA Conference. Sint Jans College, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
Abstract: In this workshop you’ll become familiar with two examples of how technology can support learning 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 the basics 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 everyday live, in this case the supermarket. In this way parents and grandparents can be involved in the language learning activities of their (grand)children (aged 6-8) while shopping, whereas the children 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 the gap between school learning and students’ out-of-school “moments of wonder” that feed their curiosity. Please bring your own computer and mobile phone with both apps installed in advance (reference ‘Elena’ (Android/iOS) and ‘weSPOT PIM inquiry’ (Android)).
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