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The Inspire community of practice launched during the summer school

Inspire invites teachers to join the new Community of Practice to discuss digital learning objects in Maths, Science and Technology (MST). The online community was launched during the Inspire summer school held in the beautiful village of Wals, in Austria.

During the three days of the summer school almost 40 teachers from around Europe learned about and discussed the use of digital learning resources in science education. The basis of the discussions was the Inspire project, in which teachers and students from five European countries tested various learning objects in MST.

The summer school gave the teachers an excellent opportunity to share their experience and learn from each other. They got the chance to try out different learning resources and repositories, to hear about the pedagogical methods and learning scenarios behind these new teaching technologies, and even to create their own learning objects.

Besides enhancing their know-how as regards teaching methods, the participants got to know colleagues from around Europe and spent a wonderful afternoon in sunny Salzburg. Presentations, pictures and videos of the summer school are available in the Blog section of the Community of Practice.

The Community of Practice (http://inspire-teachers.ning.com/) is open to all teachers. Through the community the Inspire project wants to collect more feedback on digital learning resources on the following topics:

  • Impact of Learning Objects on pupil motivation
  • Theoretical framework of pedagogical methods for use in the context of Learning Objects, and
  • Technical guidance on accessing or using Learning Objects.

Any additional information and stories on teaching MST with digital resources are also welcome.

More about Inspire:

Inspire Community of Practice

Inspire summer school: teachers and staff visiting Salzburg. 
Inspire summer school. Photo by Alexander Nischelwitzer. 
Best Practice: Game based learning by Alexander Nischelwitzer. Photo by Maria Guida.

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