Active Learning Blog

The Active Learning Blog creted by the Novigado project focuses on active learning, innovative learning spaces and integration of ICT in present and future classrooms and schools. In this blog we will read stories written by the project partners, Future Classroom Ambassadors, FCL network labs, teacher trainers, invited experts, etc. If you would like to submit a story to be published, please send it to fcl@eun.org.

Strategies on Fostering Active Learning at Classrooms

Novigado invited different stakeholders to respond to the two questions: How should active learning look like in a school? What would you recommend to teachers? Here, Adil Tugyan, the EFL Teacher, a Teacher Trainer and an eLearning and Educational Technology expert in Turkey, shares his insights and perspective on how active learning should look like in schools. “I used to...
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Novigado webinar #5 - Learning journals: developing reflecting skills for active learners

Active Learning  is reflective learning indeed. Active students need to reflect on their actions in order to adapt their learning strategy and direct their next learning opportunity. Students prove to show great reflective skills as we let them know it's important and we give them time for it. During lockdown in their school, one big question according to Xavier Garnier,...
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Active Learning: redefining the role of the teacher and the student

Photo by Maxim Hopman on Unsplash Novigado invited different stakeholders to respond to the two questions: How should active learning look like in a school? What would you recommend to teachers? Here, Jacek Staniszewski , history teacher and director of the Primary and Secondary School of the Academy of Good Education in Poland, shares his perspective on how active...
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The importance of Flexible Learning Spaces in pandemic times

BEFORE AFTER     The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the temporary closure of educational institutions, from pre-school to higher education, in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus. Its impact has been far-reaching with many people doubting if we will ever return to ‘normal’. The publication by Steelcase...
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Novigado webinar #4 - Good practices in Flexible Learning Spaces in Portugal: what has been done in spaces in pandemic times?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and teachers to  rethink the use of learning spaces . Innovative educators from three Portuguese schools reflect this matter and will share good practices in this upcoming webinar. Speaker panel:  José Miguel Sousa, Centro de Formação EduFor (Mangualde) -  presentation Marisa Correia, Escola Superior de...
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Innovative Educational Environments supporting active learning in Portugal

[Photo by Matt Palmer on Unsplash] Novigado invited different stakeholders to respond to the two questions: How should active learning look like in a school? What would you recommend to teachers? Fernando Franco, former teacher and school leader, and currently a member of the Directorate-General for Education in Portugal, shares his perspective based on the Portuguese...
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Active learning: teacher, student, family and space & time

Novigado invited different stakeholders to respond to the two questions: How should active learning look like in a school? What would you recommend to teachers? Here, Catherine Becchetti-Bizot , the mediator for national education and higher education in France, shares her perspective on how active learning should look like in schools. The number one rule for implementing active...
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Fair-Like Assessment: how to present & assess end-of-project products

Background  I teach in a medium-size upper secondary school in western France. I'm a math teacher but I've also been teaching in European classes for more than ten years now. One specificity of them is the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) method that focuses on learning by doing especially in project-based learning scenarios. However and until...
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Novigado webinar #3 - Co-design with teachers and students

Eager to learn more about active learning and innovative learning environments? The third webinar took place on 17 September on the topic of "Co-designing experiences and artifacts with teachers and students in a transdisciplinary world" . Read more about the webinar here: In 1969, Herbert Simon defined the term "design" by saying that whenever we intentionally shape our...
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Novigado webinar #2: Designing Post-COVID Learning Spaces

  The second Novigado webinar took place on 18 June 2020 and focussed on the topic of designing post-COVID learning spaces . In the past months, the COVID pandemic forced school closures in most European countries and is raising now questions on how to carry out the school opening in a safe way for all pupils and staff when the new school year starts. This compels us to...
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  • Funding: Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2 (School Education - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices)
  • Start time: 01-12-2019
  • Duration: 30 months
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