At the beginning of July, we had two intensive days where we met the students of our last cohort here in Karlsruhe. They presented their e-portfolios, as well as first versions of their project outputs, including podcasts, video tutorials and multimodal websites containing some results of their research projects. For their research projects, they visited schools, conducted online or telephone interviews with teachers, developed a WhatsApp interview using audio-messaging, and created surveys that they shared with teachers and/or on social media. You can find all of their e-portfolios here. Some outputs will be uploaded on the student outputs section. All in all, we were very impressed by the students' engagement and the outputs they developed so far! We are looking forward to send as many students as possible to our partner institutions for the last study week.
Please check out our newest publication by G. Schwab & M. Oestere (2019) on 'Fostering Research Orientation in an International Setting in Language Teacher Education. A research working paper.', which was published in CollectivED Working Papers, Issue 8.
On Monday, 05 May 2019, all partners kicked off the second study week of the proPIC project. This time, the study week is hosted at the University of Kiel, the University of Borås, the University of Barcelona, and Newcastle University. The international students will work together on several activities getting to know a variety of mobile tools and approaches to integrate them in their own teaching and learning. They will further take part in school visits and cultural activities organised by our local partners. Great work so far!!!
This weekend, the first half of the 3rd cohort of students started in Karlsruhe. We had two great sessions on using research and mobile technologies for our own professional development. On the second day, the students developed interesting project ideas and set up dialogic e-portfolios. We are looking forward to our next session, taking place on 5-6 July 2019.
In March 2019 nine students of the University of Kiel took part in the proPIC course. It was an intensive and very productive week. The participants learned about reflective practices and ways of fostering professional development, such as teacher labs, the use of video in the classroom and digital e-portfolios. One of the group’s favorite activities was engaging in collaborative spoken reflection. Here all participants analyzed a video recorded critical incident experienced by the teacher educator herself in another course. This material and the discussion about it allowed the students and the teacher educator to explore the source of the problem and to propose alternatives for that particular classroom puzzle. During the intensive course the prospective teachers started developing their learning e-portfolio and their research project. Some areas of interest are the use of ICT tools to foster pupils’ motivation, the development of teachers’ digital competences, and the use of collaborative platforms to facilitate international cooperation and intercultural competences. Now the ProPIC participants are very looking forward to meeting international students and exchanging views on teaching and learning with digital technologies during the study week. The proPIC intensive course was quite a journey, and this was just the beginning!