DoCENT 4th Consortium meeting took place on 11th and 12th of April in Athens, Greece. This was the last consortium meeting preceding the Final DoCENT Conference in September 2019. Consequently, the agenda was very intense, full of important items which the partners had to discuss and agree upon.
The Italian DoCENT co-design workshop (E4) took place on 19th and 25th of February at the University Federico II in Naples. The first training day focused on the introduction to the DoCENT project, the concept of digital creativity in education and the competence framework (O1) created by DoCENT partners.
The Greek DoCENT co-design workshops (E6) took place between 16th of February and 16th of March in Athens. There were three training events organised at the 2nd Experimental Junior High-School of Athens, where 46 teacher educators were trained to use the DoCENT MOOC (O2) content and Serious Game (O3). In addition, 8 EdTech researchers and stakeholders participated in these events and facilitated the training together with the DoCENT team from Greece – Prof. Chronis Kynigos and Dimitris Diamantidis.
The Spanish DoCENT co-design workshop (E5) aimed to present to the project’s target group (i.e. teacher educators) the DoCENT MOOC (O2) and Serious Game (O3). More than 50 participants had the possibility to play and provide feedback on the game prototype. In Barcelona, the four training events took place between 21st of January and 15th of February 15, 2019. The workshops were assisted by teacher trainers from 11 different institutions from Catalonia. Also 5 international participants helped enrich the events.
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.