Great first two days starting off the proPIC course here at the University of Education Karlsruhe with the second cohort of students. Really interesting discussions on how to improve English teacher education in Germany, particularly on how to integrate more language competence and increase the encouragement for students to talk freely in courses/classes. Next to talking about various methods and approaches of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the context of language teacher education and training using mobile technologies and integrating research-orientation, our students set up their dialogic e-portfolios. We are looking forward to further interesting sessions and research projects, and of course to getting to know the international students from the other partner universities.
Our Newcastle team have set up a blog to record their experiences during the ProPIC project. Please give it a follow! Newcastle students and international students are welcome to contribute - just get in touch if you would like to post about your study weeks or your projects.
The blog can be viewed at propicnewcastle.wordpress.com, or you can find it under the Project Partners tab.
Today was the last course session of the first proPIC cohort in Karlsruhe. It was interesting to hear how everyone experienced the proPIC study week, visiting our partners in Kiel, Borås, Barcelona, and Newcastle. We are delighted to have received such positive feedback from all international students! Further it was exciting and inspiring to hear about the individual research projects that our students developed. We are looking forward to read an academic paper on the impact of international collaboration on the professional development on future language teachers by Ms Haubensak, to find out more about how the iPad or tablet can support individual student's learning needs in the EFL classroom from Mr Vieth and Ms Stürzebecher, to learn how the VEO (Video Enhanced Observation) App can foster dialogic reflection on pronunciation skills from Ms Specker, and to see an innovative Video Tutorial by Ms Blaich, Ms Binder and Ms Flöck on the online application 'Kahoot'.