AUDIENCE:  Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), especially STEM; Teacher trainers; Careers officers,
educational guides and counsellors; principals/managers/administrators, edtech technicians, IT administrators, curriculum and instructional
design developers.  

VENUE:  Catalonia College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, Barcelona, Spain

Bring your school administrators, teachers and edtech team to learn the latest technologies for collaborative experiential learning in primary and
secondary classrooms and transform learning that imparts Knowledge Economy skills while meeting international standards for technology literacy,
knowledge deepening and knowledge creation. All participants will become members of an international Community of Practice to nurture further
relationship-building among colleagues.

Objectives of the Course and Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the concepts behind UNESCO's Informational and Communication Technologies (ICT) Competency Framework for Teaching (CFT)
for knowledge deepening, knowledge creation and ICT literacy
• Learn the basic principles of Knowledge Building and become more familiar with the benefits of this type of pedagogy for 21st Century learning
and teaching.
• Acquire skills to implement the Knowledge Forum electronic workspace and incorporate assessment tools and managing small group learning tasks.
• Incorporate methodologies in teaching practices such as knowledge building for critical thinking and collaboration as well as videoconferencing for
ongoing communication and networking amongst educators
* Join an international network of teachers, administrators and technicians in a Community of Practice to share knowledge, experiences and best practice

Course Methodology
- Information: A general introduction on each of the topics
- Sharing: Participants share experiences and expertise on the topic
- Creating output: Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be taken home and implemented in participant's
own organisation or school

Our courses, developed in the framework established by the Erasmus+ Programme, are crafted to include both formal and non-formal education
methodologies, beginning with a theoretical approach to the theme of the course. The course is designed as an interactive process with emphasis
on establishing a mentor relationship between participants and trainer. It follows two-way communication process including discussions, interactive
activities and working in groups and pairs to develop thinking techniques. The focus of this course is on facilitating student learning by acquiring
skills in technology literacy, knowledge deepening and knowledge building according to UNESCO ICT/CFT standards. Focus is also placed on
examining case studies on OECD's innovative schooling project. Participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions
of activities used, as well as membership in an international Community of Practice to continue relationship-building and access additional resources
beyond the coursework.

Our instructional design specialists are experts in adult learning, including non-formal learning strategies that stimulate an active interactive amongst
participants. In addition to presentations, case study analysis, role playing and small group dialogue, this course incorporates technical visits to local
private and public institutions for an exploration of theory in practice and special guest presentations from professionals that prompt an exchange of
good practices and an introduction to new ones.

Evaluation and Validation
Course participants will receive a Certificate of active participation upon successful completion of the coursework. The competences acquired will be
validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility and a certificate of attendance, which will include title of course, main training content
and dates. This training course will follow a Non Formal methodology in every domain, in order to promote optimal interaction between participants
and trainers as well as between participants themselves.

Duration: Coursework: 40 hours (5 days)  Orientation: 8 hours (1 day)  Certification:  8 hours (1 day)

Languages of Instruction: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese

Special instructions: Special arrangements with schools sending multiple participants to take via distance learning.
Includes technical visit to local schools having transformed their classrooms into innovative learning environments.

Preliminary requirements: None

Dates and Location
On demand for groups of five or more participants and specified dates
Knowledge Building in Action
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Knowledge Deepening and
Knowledge Creation

Meet & Greet at the El Prat Airport and transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Barcelona

Guided mini tour of Barcelona, including introduction to the public transportation system.
Orientation to the coursework, including  Introduction of the conceptual and methodological knowledge
and methods of the training. The detailed course content will be agreed upon before each session
according to the needs and requests of the participants.
Cultural activities

- acquire the skills to use knowledge-building pedagogy and methodologies in the classrooms, especially
around phenomenon learningand/or teaching by topic, Teaching and Learning with ICT, including an
overview of UNESCO's ICT CFT framework and an introduction to the Knowledge Forum electronic
- Technical visits to schools utilizing knowledge-building methodologies in the classroom and those
having implemented ICT CFT standards
- Workshop: small group discussions on implementing ICTs in the classroom and classroom management of
small group, collaborative and experiential learning.
- explore rethinking education through OECD's innovative classrooms
Knowledge Building in Action