ECO STUDENTS WORKSHOP
ECO is an activity Spanish students have carried out during the academic years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 as part of the local activities developed by our Erasmus + project.
The aim of ECO is to improve their 21st century skills and to reach the expected results of the project.
During our partners visit we have shared the success and advantages of that activity with Turkish students and have carried out a workshop with all our guests so that they could also increase their 21st century skills and could have some practice about this project and its benefits.
The objectives of the workshop were:
1. To promote the digital competence of students.
2. Promote informal learning, autonomy and entrepreneurship as well as leadership.
3. Encourage critical thinking, creativity and communicative ability.
4. Improvement of English.
Students: There were 10 students from Turkey and 50 from 11th grade of the Ntra. Sra. Del Carmen College (activities 1 and 2 of the workshop), although in sessions 3, 4 and 5 only 10 Spanish and 10 Turkish students participated.
Teachers: In addition to the project coordinator, 5 Spanish teachers and a teacher from Turkey participated and collaborated, accompanying the students to the events, organizing the workshops, and guiding them in the learning process.
The participating teachers were:
- Francisco Colón (Physics)
- Ignacio Acha (Chemistry)
- Angel Muñoz (History)
- Jerónimo Del Moral (Biology)
- Clemencia Tabales (English)
- Adil Tugyan (English)
- Lourdes Cardenal (Philosophy)
The workshop was carried out with the following unified methodologies:
– Attention to multiple Intelligences.
– Project-based learning.
– Cooperative learning.
– Learning by discovery.
– Use of Web 2.0 tools in education.
FIRST SESSION: ECO Spanish students presentation to Rize students:
SECOND SESSION: Learning how to search information and development of communicative, collaborative and use of new technologies skills with ECO app and web.
The Spanish students held a workshop to teach their Turkish colleagues how to work in ECO. For this, in a first theoretical part, they explained how to operate with WordPress (platform in which is housed the page ecomaristasbadajoz.com) and the operation of the ECO APP made with Android Studio.
Turkish students had a Job Shadowing with all the students from the 1st Bachillerato of the Ntra. Sra. Del Carmen school where the boys went looking for news, searching for images without copyright, writing the events, correcting them by pairs and uploading them to the web and the App, so the guys from Turkey, could see what the whole process of event diffusion through ECO is.
THIRD SESSION: Visit to different workshops and museums.
Each visiting student joined a group of experts attending to their interests and vocation. Together, they participated and visited some of the workshops, exhibitions, days, … that were held those days in Extremadura. They evaluated the activities, resources, materials … employed in the events they attended, as well as the quality and scope of the contents in such events presented.
Some of the sites visited were: Exhibition of contemporary art in the MEIAC, Carnival Museum, Botanical workshop, Visit-workshop to the Faculty of Industrial Engineering …
FOURTH AND FIFTH SESSION: Writing of reviews with the tool PRIMARYPAD and publishing of the reviews on ECO web and App.
During the fourth and fifth days, the process of writing, first news, and later chronicles and reviews of the events visited for the APP and ECO blog, was carried out jointly, using all such applications and doing the work of editors as well as Of community managers of the application. In addition, they used some of the tools they met at the Web 2.0 Tools workshop held in Turkey as PrimaryPad.
Visit our Web: http://ecobadajoz.maristasmediterranea.com/