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Socrates 2000 - Comenius 3.1
87522-CP-1-2000-1-IT-COMENIUS-C31

MULTIVERSUM

Multimedia as an epistemological resource:
towards multifaceted rather than linear knowledge


Final Report (1.3.2004)

 

Users

Programme

Aims

Outcomes

Objectives

Meetings documentation

Interim Report 2002
      (file .rtf 588 Kb)


 


Users

The project lasts three years and addresses teachers of different types and levels of school institutions - teachers are not to be selected on the basis of their competence in ICT - and, at least for a section of the professional development course, pupils and students will be involved as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aims

The main category within which the project is to be read is that of the "the use of new information and communication technologies" and aims at helping teachers of different disciplinary subjects focusing on those aspects of multimedia communication which can foster a process of revision of disciplinary knowledge from the point of view of both vertical and cross-curricular development, as it occurs in a network.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Objectives

By promoting critical awareness and an open-minded attitude among teachers with regards to the use of multimedia (especially hypertexts), the project pursues the following specific objectives: (a) To elaborate teaching materials and on-going professional development itineraries for teachers - based on the experience derived from action-research laboratories - both printed materials and html files for the Internet (b) To elaborate some prototype modules for future development as e-learning. (c) To encourage integration with other local entities outside the formal educational system (municipal and regional boards, documentation centres, museums, multimedia libraries, etc.) (d) To develop an important tool for the strengthening of group memory, based on examples of good praxis at both a national and transnational level, through the building up of a co-operative hypertext on the Internet. (e) To establish effective networks among teachers and students of different levels and types of schools, and of schools of different places in Europe, so as to promote interaction and co-operation in education at both local and international levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Programme

The professional development programme begins by analysing what the actual multimedia impact on education and on the asset of disciplinary knowledge and curricula is like in the different national realities involved in the partnership, to be followed by a phase of study of the potentialities of multimedia in education, so as to build up a shared background as a basis for "action" in the classes, mostly during year two and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Outcomes

Expected Outcomes: organisation of national and transnational networks of schools; development of teaching materials, units and modules, to be used for professional development and in-service training of teachers - both as printed materials and as files for the Internet and future development as e-learning; implementation of the use of ICT for communication; implementation of the use of multimedia in education, especially with regards to the educational and creative use of hypertexts; designing of transnational teacher development courses: Comenius 3.2; designing and editing of a shared and open hypertext on the Internet, which gathers and "grows" thanks to the hypertexts from the schools, at the same time providing the schools involved in the project with a coherent yet flexible and multifaceted structure - general structure of the hypertext in all the languages of the partners.












international meetings documentation

Italy
(February 2001)
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland
(June 2001)
Bulgaria
(October 2001)
 
Greece
(June 2002)
Portugal
(January 2003)
Italy
(October 2003)


  • Italy (February 2001)


  • United Kingdom: Northern Ireland (June 2001)


  • Bulgaria (October 2001)



  • Greece (June 2002)


  • Portugal (January 2003)




    Final Report (1.3.2004)