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1 Revitalizing Small Remote Schools for LifeLong Distance e-Learning Designing and developing the Environmental awareness for pupils e-Course Project Closing Conference, Ios Island, Greece, September 2010 Olena Styslavska, CED

2 The author Tomasz Garstka Psychologist Teacher trainer Author of a texbook for secondary school Author of resource pack and guide books for teachers Numerous articles in pedagogical media Cooperates with CED since 1996

3 The author Reasons: Contribute to environmental awareness rise in the application area Expectations: New experience with ICT

4 Design and development Overall Learning Objectives: Making pupils aware of what waste is and how it is created Making pupils aware of harmful impact of waste on environment Preparing pupils to conscious waste segregation Giving pupils possibility to use acquired skills in practice Shaping students’ active attitudes towards waste segregation

5 Design and development Learners’ Profile: years old (primary school students) Able to use , web search engine, Internet Familiar with: Elluminate, Blog, Wiki, podcast Know how to use a digital camera and save photographs in an electronic version Able to work in Power Point

6 Design and development Tutor Profile: Adult Graduate in the subject are being taught Teaching experience Able to give frequent and constructive feedback, provide clear assignments and deadlines, facilitate interaction and communication among students Patient and accessible

7 Design and development Means/ platforms of communication: Wiki, blog, You Tube, Revit portal, Elluminate Duration: 6-12 weeks (25 hours course) Suggested number and type of sessions: Physical meetings: 20 x 45 min. - asynchnonous On-line meetings: 4 x 45 min. - synchronous Assignments: 8 x 45 min. – asynchronous

8 The result The course consists of Learning Activities that are based on childrens’ natural curiosity and readiness to discover, play, create and work in a group.

9 A1 General information about waste and rubbish What is garbage and how much garbage is generated in your home? Step 1 What do we assosiate with waste? Collaborative work / Cmap Step 2 What is waste? Collaborative work / Wiki, paint, photoshop Step 3 Waste from my household Individual research / blog Step 3 Waste in my place A visit to the local council to interview local officials / podcast Step 4 Follow up, reflection Elluminate

10 A2 Risks posed by junk What hazards garbage pose and how to diminish them? Step 1 What types of threats does waste cause? groupwork / search engines Step 2 Tell the others about the threads posed by waste individual work / Power Point presentations, podcast, collaborative work / wiki Step 3 Efficient waste management e-lesson with a distant teacher / Elluminate

11 A3 Sorting trash How to reduce and segregate wastes? Step 1 I can chose wisely what to buy individual work / OpenSim – supermarket game Step 2 I know how to segregate waste individual work / on-line game Step 3 Adverticement for my school collaborative work / YouTube, podcast Step 4 What can we change at our homes and school? planning a school project / Elluminate

12 A4 Applying the knowledge You can act and change your local environment for better! Step 1 I know I can collaborative work, action plan / blog, wiki Step 2 Plan implementation project / blog, podcast Step 3 Ewaluation, sum up and wrap up meeting with a distant teacher / Ellumunate

13 Difficulties Learning by doing Time frame Interactiveness

14 Suggestions The framework should allow more interactive activities

15 Overall Impressions & Conclusions The author: a positive learning experience in a European project learning 2.0 Web tools contribution to environmental awareness rising The course: Sustainable development policy (ecologycal and active citizenship competences) Enhances creating partnerships and cooperation with the whole local community to solve local problems. The course should be disseminated as an example of good practice

16 Revitalizing Small Remote Schools for LifeLong Distance e-Learning Thank you for your attention


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