Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Teaching and learning with MUVEs

This looks like an interesting peer to peer learning programme (whatever that is!) for those who wish to grow the use of MUVEs in their teaching practice:
The European funded MUVEnation project is now launching 'Teaching and learning with MUVEs'. This is a one year postgraduate programme, delivered online, for future and in-service teachers who want to use innovative methods and tools to address learners motivation and participation issues in compulsory education.
For full details see the announcement.

1 comment:

Margarita Pérez-García | SL:Paz Lorenz said...

thanks for mentioning the programme - what we mean by peer to peer is that the teachers will be learning from each other by sharing their practice and supporting each other during the research project part of the course.
MUVEnation is not a traditional course based on content delivery. It is an educational event between around 100 practitioners, including the 24 members of the transnational team of mentors. We will be building knowledge in this emergent area as we advance together, week by week. After the introductory module, practitioners will start collaborating with their peers to identify and evaluate teachers' needs, they will collect and analyse practices relevant to their educational context and finally we will all engage in a process of learning pattern design. Our aim is to strengthen the links between research and practice. At the end of this collective activity, we will publish three research reports co-authored by the participants.
Newbies and experienced teachers are welcomed. Different level of commitments are also possible, from the active participant working 2 hours per week, to the silent follower who may be curious about what is happening.
Anyone who is reading this and would like to participate, can go to: http://muvenation.org/participate/