Innovative Distance Teaching Methods
About the CourseThe MOOC includes lessons based on digital creativity topics and strategies and solutions for the management of distance teaching for children between 4-7. The course offers online materials, such as videos and slides and it is defined in order to provide a mix of theoretical and practical inputs for teachers in formal and informal contexts. The Innovative Distance Teaching Methods course aims to provide a complete scheme of information in order to fill the gap in the application of new tools for teaching in distance education. This represents an important asset after the revolution in teaching and learning brought by the COVID-19 outbreak. The MOOC aims to furnish innovative solutions, with detailed road maps, easily to implement in the real learning environments. Each lesson contains two different sections, one theoretical unit that provides information about the models and the methodologies that represents the fundamental concepts and the basis for the application. A second unit has a practical approach, giving to all the teachers the keys to learn how to implement innovative pedagogical practices in real contexts. One specific topic of the course is to present and implement solutions for the application of multisensory objects in distance education, starting from the framework of digital storytelling.
Learning outcomesStudents will learn about creativity (as well as creativity characteristics in educational settings), creative pedagogical principles (that have been identified in learning, each one characterized by different components), to provide a new lens to better understand phenomenon in which multiple actors interact with common interests and aims, active learning approaches, the Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs), that play a crucial role in education and special education and basic concepts about digital storytelling.
Background and RequirementsNo requirements are needed.
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Course FormatEach lesson contains two different sections, one theoretical unit that provides information about the models and the methodologies that represents the fundamental concepts and the basis for the application. A second unit has a practical approach, giving to all the teachers the keys to learn how to implement innovative pedagogical practices in real contexts. One specific topic of the course is to present and implement solutions for the application of multisensory objects in distance education, starting from the framework of digital storytelling. This innovative approach is able to engage children and support learning activities at distance and interactive storytelling based on practical activities by manipulating objects and experience with senses (including also smell and taste) with a direct recognition of the digital side.
Certificates and Exam rules
Students will acquire attendance certificate by completing all the activities and questionnaires in the course.