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Future Classroom Lab Blog
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The results of the 12.5 million Euro iTEC project, which piloted educational tools and resources in over 2500 classrooms across 20 European countries, are now available in a new book published by Springer International Publishing.
Are you a teacher? Do you want to enrich your classes with exiting experiments and appealing demonstrations? Do you want your students to get hands-on experience of doing science? Then join the Go-Lab project and its pilot activities!
The "pedagogical hackathon" organized by the University of Poitiers is a free-of-charge contest open to all those interested to get engaged during one day to create an innovative learning scenarios including resources and a video clip. The theme of the Hackathon is "Digital: the power to do things together and differently!"
The European Commission has recently published two new reports on the state of the teaching profession in Europe. The first report, delivered by Eurydice, deals with working conditions, professional development and demographic situation of teachers. The second report, prepared by CRELL research centre, provides analysis of the teaching practices in the classroom.
European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab continues to inspire others to create similar learning spaces. The network welcomed several new members recently!
While great teaching happens in every conceivable kind of environment, sometimes having a classroom that's tailor-made for 21st century learning can make all the difference. That's certainly the case in the Lisbon, Portugal suburb of Setúbal, where Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Carlos Cunha has helped to create the Future Classroom.
Seven new videos showcasing innovative pedagogical practice in European classrooms have been published. The videos have been created by the Interactive Classroom Working Group that launched the classroom practice series last year with four videos.
In 2014 it was decided to launch and provide ongoing support for a pan-European network of Future Classroom Ambassadors. The concept of Future Classroom Ambassadors is an important mechanism to leverage the results of EUN projects like iTEC, Living Schools Lab, and Creative Classrooms Lab, as well as future projects that will run under the general umbrella of the Future Classroom Lab.
The latest installment in the Future Classroom Lab interview series sees Janet Looney, Director of the European Institute of Education and Social Policy, give her views on the trends shaping the future of education: outcomes vs inputs, learning transversal skills, key competences, and classroom-based formative assessment.