Here biology, physics, geography, chemistry could be based on strategic development, open learning. The lack of open education and too much theory is the way that our system works now. Must be a big change as it is too old, not attractive, nor realistic.
Building OPEDUCA in schools will give a new and attractive way of learning.
Flavia Ardelean - Teacher
In my humble opinion, OPEDUCA has got several aspects to be highlighted:Rosi M. García
Practical skills, to be applied in the students’ community itself. Working on basic and necessary skills: Speaking in public, teamwork, develop and boost their full potential…
Encouraging students’ critical thinking. We see how it is increasingly less developed. Importance of languages!!! Essential point today. Caring about teachers’ training, motivation and recognition. At the moment there is a debate in Spain about giving students homework or not. Parents’ associations have adopted a "homework strike", starting with a homework-free week. It seems to them that everybody can be a teacher. Perhaps they should stand right before 25 or 30 students, and let us know. It is a profession which has been worsening more and more over the last years, at least in Spain. I believe society is partly responsible, as teachers are very poorly valued. A great mistake, as the future of society lies in our hands. Nothing less. Not using textbooks as a general rule. I think they are a great tool for looking up information, but not as the only way to learn. There are so many ways to do so. In "Flight For Knowledge" ,cooperative work is mentioned. This is really important for the effective learning among same or different ages.
Very positive aspect highlighted : Local, regional and global scope.
Maestra de Educación Primaria y Pedagoga Terapéutica en Colegio Concertado
"I had a look at the website and it really made me smile, as many of the thoughts and struggles I had during high school have been picked up. Just yesterday I was talking to a friend that sometimes I would have loved to be exposed even more to new ideas in order to choose what I want to learn and discover."
Mihaele Corj - Student
Amelia Bassett's insight (on SkoopIT!):Amelia Bassett
The OPEDUCA Project is a brilliant product created with the vision that Anytime, Anyplace, with Anybody and through Any device learning can take place. It is a local to global co-operative effort to support a global movement to student-centred learning where students can explore the world, its cultures and histories to become empowered. The value in this website was found in Chris Lehmann and Tracy Sali's perspectives on why inquiry based learning is worth the trouble and why educators are fearful of implementing it. This directly linked to my research as I explored teacher efficacy when implementing inquiry learning. However, it was reading the phrase “To me it comes down to process,” Lehmann said. “Inquiry means living in the soup. Inquiry means living in that uncomfortable space where we don’t know the answer" that highlighted the importance of working with discomfort to reach new achievements and develop a community of development rather than simple achievement.
Primary Classroom Teacher / Department of Education and Training (Queensland)
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Lene Maria Iervolino / Teacher of English Language at Secondary School in Oleggio,