Novigado final conference 17 May 2022
Active Learning Inspirational Talks - the Novigado final conference
Tuesday 17 May 2022, 14h00-17h30 CEST, online
The Novigado project’s final event “Active Learning Inspirational Talks” will give an overview of the Novigado achievements and will offer food for thought through encouraging stories in form of short presentations from different stakeholders. The talks will cover insights both from theory and practice addressing challenges, opportunities and ideas related to active learning, transformation of learning environments and teachers’ professional development.
The event will be organised online (MS Teams) allowing all those interested to join. We welcome warmly all education stakeholders at European, national, regional and local levels including policy makers (national and regional levels), FCL industry partners, teacher educators involved with both initial and in-service teacher professional development, experts/researchers involved in the development of flexible learning spaces, teachers and school leaders.
The participants will be provided a certificate of attendance.
|14:00||Introduction||Marcin Polak, Think! Foundation, Novigado coordinator|
|14:20||Keynote: Better learning environments for all: this will be the decade of dramatic progress||Prof. Stephen Heppell|
|14:45||Active Learning Talk #1|
6 steps toward school innovation - a Future Classroom Lab in France
|15:05||Active Learning Talk #2|
Getting Rid of Obstacles for Learning - Sensors and wearables in Innovative Learning Spaces
|Sampo Forsström and Mikko Horila, Finland|
|15:40||Active Learning Talk #3|
Can a cocktail of collaborative learning scenarios, flexible learning spaces and digital resources support innovation in education?
|Stephanie Burton, Switzerland|
|16:00||Active Learning Talk #4|
Supporting Teamwork in Ambient Learning Spaces
|Dr. Annelies Raes, Belgium|
|16:20||Active Learning Talk #5|
Planning an active lesson in every classroom
|Dr. Barbara Ostrowska, Poland|
|16:40||Active Learning Talk #6|
The role of technology in active learning
|Adil Tugyan, Turkey|
|17:00||Conclusions and recommendations from the Novigado project||Bart Verswijvel, European Schoolnet and Marcin Zaród, Think! Foundation/Tarnow Academy of Learning|
You can watch the recordings here, or see the full playlist in YouTube.
Keynote: Better learning environments for all: this will be the decade of dramatic progress / Prof. Stephen Heppell
We know so very much more about the details of making our learning spaces better. It is complex to do well, but none of those many details are difficult. In schools, universities, homes, sport, health and in corporate life, better learning is a key to unlocking new opportunities. This keynote explores the detail and the potential of the learning decade ahead.
6 steps toward school innovation - a Future Classroom Lab in France / Xavier Garnier
A story of an innovation journey in a French school, from getting stakeholders aboard to regional dissemination of processes, including building a learning lab, using it and exporting outcomes: ideas, attitudes, furniture, activities, scenarios & mindset.
Getting Rid of Obstacles for Learning - Sensors and wearables in Innovative Learning Spaces / Sampo Forsström and Mikko Horila
More and more technology is present both in the learning spaces and as a part of the learning process. What opportunities and information do they offer for us teachers and the learners? Come and learn about some examples from the Finnish Teacher Training Schools.
Can a cocktail of collaborative learning scenarios, flexible learning spaces and digital resources support innovation in education? / Stephanie Burton
We all wish school could evolve to offer pupils more enjoyable, active and differentiated learning experiences that foster deeper understanding and learning. This short talk will present the approaches and scenarios developed in our Future Classroom lab to engage all pupils and students in meaningful learning.
Supporting Teamwork in Ambient Learning Spaces / Dr. Annelies Raes
Collaborative problem solving (CPS) can be highly effective, but teachers sometimes lack the knowledge and skills to design good CPS activities and the tools to monitor and assess the quality of CPS. Within the Supporting TEamwork in AMbient learning Spaces (STEAMS) project, we are developing a new curriculum and a set of tools to support the learning and teaching of CPS skills. STEAMS is a research project in collaboration with four Flemish industry partners (i.e., VRT, FTRPRF, Hudson and Averbode) and two research groups at KU Leuven (Itec and Augment). In my talk, I will show you 1) the curriculum we developed and 2) the tools to support classroom orchestration. My main objective is that participants will learn more about how to design for successful collaboration in a digitalized context.
Planning an active lesson in every classroom / Dr. Barbara Ostrowska
In this talk, the focus will be on the practical aspects of planning a lesson that activates students. It explains how to do backwards planning with the assessment and learning outcomes in mind but also with focus on student-centred learning experiences. Participants will learn about multiple methods of active learning and assessment that they can use in the classroom.
The role of technology in active learning / Adil Tugyan
The session will focus on how well-planned use of technology can reinforce active learning to generate creative and innovative thinking among students and school staff, as well as improve the quality of learning outcomes. As part of this we will have concrete tips and suggestions about the use of digital tools to engage the students during lessons.
Professor Stephen Heppell is CEO of Heppell.net and holds the Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC), Madrid. Stephen’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large-scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognised leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology. He helps to make learning better for everyone from schools, universities and parents to the Team GB Olympians, the England Rugby team, BAFTA, national governments, and many others.
Dr. Barbara Ostrowska – psychologist, teacher at Paderewski International Schools in Lublin (Poland), IB examiner and workshop leader. She is a member of SuperBelfrzy RP (a Polish collaborative network of teachers which gathers most influential and innovative teachers from Poland) and also a Google Educator. She was a finalist of the Teacher of a Year award in 2018 and is currently an expert in the Novigado project.
Dr. Annelies Raes is currently working as senior researcher within Itec, imec research group at KU Leuven. She is also an invited professor and chair holder at Université de Lille (France) doing research on Technology-Enhanced Learning Spaces. She has obtained her PhD in Educational Sciences at Ghent University. As of next academic year, she will start as BOF research professor at the KU Leuven Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology. Her main research interests are computer-supported collaborative learning and instructional design within new learning environments such as synchronous hybrid teaching and learning.
Stephanie Burton teaches in the department of Media, Technology and Computer Science Didactics at the University of Teacher education in Lausanne, Switzerland (HEP Vaud) where she is in charge of that institution's Future Classroom lab. She also manages teacher training initiatives at the University of Teacher education, BEJUNE. She represents Switzerland in the European Schoolnet's Interactive Classroom Working Group.
Sampo Forsström is the Lead Ambassador from the Finnish Future Classroom Lab. Sampo works as a teacher educator at the University of Eastern Finland. He is also the Project Manager for the network of the Finnish Teacher Training Schools. For the past five years Sampo has been more involved in project management and development work to enhance learning in many forms. His passion is the development of learning spaces and the promotion of the use of educational technology as a part of the learning process.
Mikko Horila is a Future Classroom Ambassador from Tampere, Finland. He works as a teacher educator and has been working in different ICT development projects for more than 20 years. Mikko is one of five ambassadors who started the FCLab operations in Finland in 2018 and works at the country’s first FCLab, KAKS10.
Adil Tugyan is an eTwinning Ambassador and eTwinning LE Expert. He is also an ambassador for EU CodeWeek, Future Classroom Lab, Scientix and EU Climate Change Pact. He is a teacher trainer and 2.0 tools in Education Expert. Technology advisor, international speaker and course designer and Europeana Tech member. He was awarded as Microsoft innovative educator fellow in 2020-2021. He has completed “Emerging Technologies for lifelong learning online” at the State University of New York.
The event is organised by the Novigado partner consortium:
- Think! Foundation (Think), Poland
- European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium
- Réseau Canopé, France
- Lycee Pilote Innovant International (LP2I), France
- The Directorate General for Innovation and Educational Technologies (YEĞİTEK), Turkey
- Agrupamento de Escolas Fernando Casimiro Pereira da Silva (AEFCPS), Portugal
The Novigado project is funded with support from the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme. This event and any related material reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Novigado Key Info
- 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
- Project infosheet (PDF)
- Project presentation (PPT)
The Novigado project is funded with support from the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme. This publication/website reflects the views only of the author, and the EC cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.