Erasmus + Santa Maria Marianistes is proud to lead an Erasmus + project in which we collaborate with schools in several countries. This is a KA219 Strategic Association with the Metis videregående school in Bergen in Norway and with the Wildermuth Gymnasium in Tübingen in Germany.
This initiative will result in an exchange of good practices between the education professionals of the three European schools, as well as in activities that will involve the students of the three schools and that will be able to work within the framework of this project called ‘Mobile learning and assessment methods’: learning based on the use of ICTs, information and communication technologies, and assesment methods.
What is the project? The main idea of this new project is the use of mobile learning technology with a focus on evaluation methods, hence the name MOLTAM (Mobile learning technology and evaluation methods). The continuous development of new technologies in education creates the need for teachers to be up to date on how to use them. For example, learn how to use different applications and mobile devices, such as mobile phones, iPads, etc. These devices also allow teaching and learning to take place anywhere outside the classroom, hence the name Mobile Learning.
The objective of this project is to strengthen digital competition between students and teachers and provide teachers with professional autonomy when it comes to mobile learning technology and assessment methods. Both teachers and students will use Chromebooks and different applications to use different types of formative assessment methods. The project lasts three years and the idea is to make internationalization an integral part of the institutional strategy of the school. We will organize transnational collaborative activities among partner schools and organize workshops for teachers.
Our center has been advancing in methodological innovation, and part of that evolution is based on ICTs, cooperative work, multiple intelligences, in which the student is the manager of their own learning. That is why we have also been developing activities and methods for assessing student progress through heteroassessment, co-evaluation and self-evaluation rubric.
This project will provide us with other points of view, exchange of good practices in the field of teaching methodologies and student evaluation systems and processes, learn more about other educational systems and their teaching practices.
A project work and dissemination group has been created that will work jointly with the management team to boost the project, its evolution and its evaluation. It is a center project and, for that reason, all teachers and students are involved in the activities and initiatives that are going to be implemented.
-October 2017. Transnational meeting in Tübingen, Germany, on October 22 and 26, 2017, to discuss relevant issues of the project and launch it in each of the three schools at the end of this meeting. Decision making about educational programs and applications to evaluate their reliability and effectiveness in class.
– February 2018. Learning, teaching and training meeting in Tübingen, Germany, on February 18 and 23, 2018. Evaluation of the teaching applications launched in each of the participating schools since October 2017; conclusions about it. Training sessions by teacher trainers of the Leibniz Institute https://www.iwm-tuebingen.de/www/de/index.html and exchange of teaching experiences.
-October 2018. Learning, teaching and training meeting in Alboraya.
-May 2019. Learning, teaching and training meeting in Bergen, Norway
-November 2019. Transnational meeting in Alboraya.
-June 2020. Learning, teaching and training virtual meeting which had to be done in Bergen, Norway
We have had the invaluable help of Dr. Amanda Naylor from the University of York and Dr. Kevin Burden from the University of Hull, who have advised us on the theoretical-practical framework of our project and that we have subsequently put into practice in each of centers following their indications and advice from the iPAC https://www.ipacmobilepedagogy.com/
This project is a new opportunity for internationalization, to share, to compare our methods, and to boost the learning of our students.
Partners in the project 1. Metis videregående Bergen (Norway) 2. Wildermuth-Gymnasium, Tübingen (Germany) 3. Colegio Santa Maria Marianistas, Valencia 4. Kelvin Hall School, Hull (England)