The European Digital Education Hub is organising a series of “Teachers as Researchers weeks” where educators can collaborate on finding answers to the challenges they experience in their day-to-day professional lives.
With its “Teachers as Researchers” activities, the Hub facilitates collaborative knowledge sharing and knowledge building processes on a European scale.
All educators (teachers, school principals, designers, instructional coaches, etc.) from all sectors are invited to join.
This can significantly benefit individual practices and professional discussions.
Three key pillars
The “Teachers as Researchers” activities are based on three key pillars:
- collaborative investigation of educational practices, by identifying and describing common challenges and actions
- experimentation of these actions, by collecting observations of their impacts and results in feedbackreports
- comparative analysis of feedback as a synthesisto solve the identified challenge
Every stage includes a peer-review process by other educators from the community.
Outcomes so far
Challenges discussed so far include how to
- evaluate learners’ work during distance teaching
- engage inclusively all learners in distance learning tasks
- find the right symbiosis between digital tools and special needs learners
- teach digital skills to learners at beginner level, including those using digital tools in their learning process for the first time
Actions suggested so far include
- clarifying instructions with a video, including concrete examples
- tracking learners’ progress with regular non-graded short quizzes related to specific parts of the lessons, including direct feedback via digital tools
- training educators on how to
- create appropriate and accessible multimodal materials
- adopt a “Universal Design for Learning” approach in their educational context
Source: European Commission | European Education Area (https://rb.gy/0n6v5)