The Albanian partners are developing modules for further education for teachers in Albania. Danube University Krems supports and advises them. In this article, we will give a little insight into this work by examining two modules being developed in this project.
Module: Learning and assessment culture
In this passage, we talk about the module Learning and assessment culture.
When developing this module, it is important to make sure that the teachers and their opinions on the topic are addressed in detail. Teachers should have enough time in this module to think about and reflect on their own learning and assessment culture. After that, the teachers can compare them with learning and assessment culture of other teachers from Albania and other countries.
The topics teaching, learning, and assessment are strongly intertwined; they are interdependent. Therefore, it is important that literature on all three topics is included in the module. Each of the three themes can serve as a starting point for the theoretical background of the module.
Here are literature recommendations for all who are interested in module development in this area.
Baumgartner, Peter (2004). The Zen Art of Teaching – Communication and Interactions in eEducation. Proceedings of the International Workshop ICL2004, Villach / Austria 29 September-1 October 2004, Villach, Kassel University Press. Retrieved from http://peter.baumgartner.name/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Baumgartner_2004_The-Zen-Art-of-Teaching.pdf
Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi delta kappan, 80(2), 139-148. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/15bc/cadd19dbeb64ee5f0edac90e5857e6d5ad66.pdf
Ghoneim, A. (n.d.). ATS2020 – Tools and Technology: bibliography + research – ATS2020. Retrieved November 5, 2018, from https://mahara.ats2020.eu/view/view.php?id=178
Ghoneim, A. (n.d.). EUfolio Quality Assurance Plan for Assessment Operations – ATS2020-Mahara E-Portfolio. Retrieved November 5, 2018, from http://mahara.eufolio.eu/view/view.php?id=10272
Module: Teaching Methodology
Knowledge and understanding of teaching methods is a cornerstone of good teaching. This includes the ability to consider the needs of each student in relation to the curriculum to be taught. Therefore, it is crucial to select teaching methods based on didactic principles. In addition, exploring and trying out different teaching strategies and teaching aids is important to improve one’s own teaching.
For the module Teaching Methodology we can recommend you the following resources.
Bates, T. (2015). Teaching in a Digital Age. Guidelines for designing teaching and learning. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/front-matter/scenario-a/
Economou, A., Constantinou, M., Hadjittof, P., Markidou, N., & Stefanou, A. (2017). ATS2020 TOOLKIT. How to implement the ATS2020 learning model in your school and your classroom. Retrieved from https://resources.ats2020.eu/udata/contents/files/Resources/Administrative/ATS2020_toolkit.pdf
Gill, E. (2013, January 5). Teaching Styles: Different Teaching Methods & Strategies. Retrieved November 12, 2018, from https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/5-types-of-classroom-teaching-styles/
Grundschober, I. (2018). How to Write Learning Outcomes. Rules of Thumb to Define and Write Learning Outcomes. Retrieved from https://imbstudent.donau-uni.ac.at/isabellgru/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/HowtoWriteLearningOutcomes_Guidelines_IG2018.pdf