The project DoCENT aims at integrating digital creativity into EU teacher education. It addresses several priorities, among which strengthening the profile of teacher educators with the necessary digital competences to deliver high quality teaching. In this context, the partners of DoCENT were invited to discuss creativity in education and what innovative pedagogical approaches and tools are being developed in teacher education.
DoCENT project held its 3rd bi-annual meeting since the beginning of the project. For a second time the participants were hosted by the project coordinator – the University of Naples (UNINA), from the 29th to 30th of November. The project is already half a way since its start and the meeting was a good occasion to take stock of what was done during the past year and what are the next crucial steps of its progress. The meeting started with a very positive announcement of the good feedback after the submission of the interim report.
The DoCENT project foresees national workshops that gather the different actors of the project community, i.e. educational policy makers and researchers, as well as EdTech stakeholders.
The first three events took place in Naples, Barcelona and Athens in October and November 2018 and brought together teacher educators recruited by partners that participated in a direct face to face workshop with the staff of DoCENT project for 1 day. Teachers educators, and educational stakeholders were be involved in the co-creation of educational resources.
In line with further development of the Framework of Digital Creative Teaching Competences, the focus group workshops were organized in Greece, Itatly and Spain with an aim to gather educational experts’ and practicioners’ perspectives on the different clusters and components of the competence framework.
The kick-off meeting took place in Naples hosted by UNINA on 15-16 November 2017.
During the meeting the project partners went through the project objectives and activities to consolidate a common understanding of the project concepts and operations. The next steps were planned, i.e. set up the project management processes, discuss the design of the dissemination & exploitation plan etc. Last but not least the design of the framework of digital creative teaching competences was discussed being the heart of the project.