ACTIVE TEACHING FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING – A TEACHER TRAINING MODEL WITH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES INTEGRATION
Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Educação (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Faced with the contemporary digital society and the need for pedagogical innovation, a renewal of teaching, assessment and learning methodologies is crucial. Active learning is one of the most appropriate teaching-learning methodologies, especially at the level of its potential for the development of skills and effective learning.
The purpose of this article is to present the main characteristics and principles of the Active Teacher Training model. This model will allow the implementation of innovative teaching-learning methodologies for the integration of digital technologies into teaching. It is based on identified pedagogical trends and was characterized by being organized according to the interests of the trainees, with flexible content management, shared planning and evaluation, supported by collaborative and cooperative work. This approach, of constructivist base, can also transfer skills to students which enable them to take responsibility for their own learning and creation of their own knowledge.
The aim is to analyze the implementation of this training model, namely at the level of the interconnection of teaching and learning methodologies with the evaluation process, underpinning the pedagogical integration of digital technologies in light of the weight they assume in contemporary society.
To this end, a case study was developed in a pre-service teacher training in Portugal, in a class of the Master's Degree in Teaching Economics and Accounting, of Institute of Education of University of Lisbon, in which this Active Training model was implemented during two school years.
The results point to the importance of the interconnection of teaching, evaluation and learning processes. This Active Teaching requires experimentation and integration of these processes, with formative feedback taking a significant role in achieving more effective learning. It was found that the participating teachers were able to develop skills and integrate digital technologies in their own teaching-learning process and could change their teaching practices.
Keywords: Active teacher training, training model, active learning, digital technologies integration, pre-service teacher education.