THE RELEVANCE OF EVALUATION IN A EUROPEAN PROJECT
University of Alcala (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The poster and paper presented in this Conference will deal with the topic of evaluation in the European project ‘An INTegral Teacher Training for Developing Digital and Communicative Competences and Subject Content Learning at Schools’ as we consider that assessment will ensure the quality of the intTT project. In the paper and poster, we will inform about the Consortium and the main aims and outputs of the project, and then we will explain the different phases of evaluation.
This abstract summarizes the most relevant points above mentioned. Concerning partners, a team of six universities are involved in the intTT which has been funded with support from the European Commission. The University of Alcalá (Spain) is the project coordinator, the other partners are Helsinki University (Finland), Lisbon University (Portugal), Comenius University of Bratislava (Slovakia), Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey), and the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). The basic aim of this project is to train student teachers through a methodology that fosters pupils’ subject content knowledge, digital and communicative competences, providing an integral teacher training based on the fusion of both competences with content learning. The main expected outcomes are: a) the above mentioned methodology b) didactic materials which consist of didactic activities and suggestions to develop these competences plus subject content learning in pupils. Both didactic activities and suggestions will be included in six CDs, one per partner; c) mobility of student teachers; d) dissemination of the project at national and international levels; e) an evaluation plan which has been planned in two levels: external and internal.
Every project outcome will be evaluated, and the paper and poster will describe the method we have used to achieve this task. Furthermore student teachers and primary and secondary pupils also can self-evaluate themselves, which can mean feedback for the partners of the project. Examples of the tools employed in this self-assessment of pupils and student teachers will also be shown in this contribution to INTEND Conference, 2012.
Keywords: Evaluation, communicative competence, digital competence, subject-content.