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Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit

The culmination of three years of work by the design team in Aalto is here: Edukata, the innovative learning activity design toolkit. There is an abundance of inspiring scenarios about innovative schools and groundbreaking educational practices. However, practices that work … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 Full Pilot Material

This cycle Learning Stories and Activities focus on “real world” challenges, that is, challenges related to the sociocultural context of the students and are personally meaningful to them. Students work with realistic problems, selecting personally meaningful challenges or addressing the … Continue reading

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TeamUp Manual updated

A new version of the TeamUp manual is available. The manual is organized in three parts. Part A describes how to create and fill a classroom in TeamUp, part B explains how to form teams based on the interests of … Continue reading

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VVOP12 – Learning activity workshop for teachers

As part of the VVOP12, we facilitated a workshop for teachers to explore the iTEC reflection tools through the cycle 4 Learning Activities. We asked them to form team, and to perform 4 Learning Activities: Dream – understand and questing a … Continue reading

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Holiday greetings

The Aalto team is wishing all iTEC teachers and students a happy holiday season.

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Design briefs for a teacher workshop

We are organizing a teacher workshop / focus group. The following six design briefs will be presented to teachers who can choose which ones they are interested in. Time is limited, as this is only a 1,5 hour session, but … Continue reading

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Focus groups with teachers and students (cycle 4)

Learn about four iTEC digital prototypes and provide your comments on their further development! We warmly invite iTEC students and teachers to participate in online focus group sessions. iTEC focus groups are informal 1-1.5 hour long sessions facilitated online by … Continue reading

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Join the Oulu Winter School

Date: March 13-15, 2013 (Wednesday – Friday) In the capital of Northern Scandinavia: Oulu, Finland The Oulu Winter School is an exciting event that brings together teachers from all iTEC pilot countries to learn about a novel method of creating … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 pre-pilots can start

Cycle 4 pre-pilot material is ready for classroom piloting. Please familiarize yourself with the learning stories and packages of learning activities and our instructions for reporting and performance. Remember that the stories are not meant as prescriptions, but rather represent examples … Continue reading

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Cycle 4 Pre-pilot material available soon

The five scenarios that were selected for cycle 4 per-pilots and pilots have been analyzed based on the comments by the steering committee and the PD workshop. Design challenges and opportunities have been identified and similarities and differences in the … Continue reading

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