Guest lecture: Future classrooms in Portugal

FUTURE CLASSROOMS: DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.

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GUEST LECTURE:  1230-130 pm, Thurs 24th May 2018.

Lecture Theatre 227, Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Presenter Neuza Pedro, Professor in Education and Teacher Training at the Institute of Education-University of Lisbon- Portugal.

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An increasing number of ‘Future classrooms’ have been built in many European countries. These spaces are described as innovative learning environments where combining digital technologies and active pedagogies aim to increase the quality of the teaching and learning processes. In the Portuguese context, a national initiative by the Ministry of Education promotes development of the ‘future classrooms’ in primary to secondary public schools. This presentation will outline research at TEL@FTELab (Technology-enhanced learning at Future Teacher Education Lab) at the Institute of Education- University of Lisbon, and an approach to teachers’ training and professional development, which the research identified as a critical factor.

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