MLEARN – Training teachers to use mobile (handheld) technologies within mainstream school education
The MLEARN project is a Comenius project that aims to support the use of handheld technology in the school education. The project recognizes that handheld technology is becoming commonplace within everyday lives but can also be used as a powerful tool for learning in and outside of the traditional education environment. MLEARN will work with teachers to improve the use of, and embed, mobile technologies within mainstream learning.
The main objectives of the project are to:
– Integrate the use of handheld technologies as a recognised and accepted learning tool within school education (primary, secondary and special schools).
– Embed the use of handheld technologies within teacher training programmes (initial / in-service / CPD) using agreed learning outcomes to insert these into ECVET and develop the Comenius in-service training programme, supported with relevant resources including a teacher’s guide.
– Pilot the training programme with teachers in primary, secondary and special schools as part of initial teacher training or in service training / CPD.
– Enable teachers to use their new skills and competences by piloting handheld technologies in and outside of the classroom in a school based project in subjects and activities of their choice identified as part of their own learning process while on their teacher training programme.
– Explore how after review and adaptation, the programme might be accredited at national levels as part of initial teacher training and / or in-service / CPD and further developed as a Comenius in-service training programme.
– Develop a blended learning offer, inserting a modular / flexible option on a web based platform.
– Develop a model for a whole school approach to embedding the use of handheld technologies within the curriculum through in-service training.
The project is being implemented by a consortium of 6 partners from 5 countries (Greece, UK, Italy, Romania and Netherlands). It is coordinated by TITAN Partnership from UK and Action Synergy is participating as a partner.