Reconsidering Teachers’ Roles (XII). Julià Minguillón: Conclusions of the UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VIII International Seminar

Notes from the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning VIII International Seminar: Teacher Training: Reconsidering Teachers’ Roles, held in Barcelona, Spain, on October 6-7, 2011. More notes on this event: eLChair11.

Julià Minguillón, Academic Director, UNESCO Chair in e-Learning, UOC, Spain
Conclusions of the UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VIII International Seminar

 


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Some selected statements made during the seminar:

  • Teaching is about inspiring people. It is not only about transferring knowledge, or building skills.
  • Ask yourself what your passion is, then learn.
  • You can ask your learners what their passion is, then teach. Share part of the control on the teaching process.

  • Playfulness is within every child and adult.
  • We can all be part of the “net generation”.
  • No distinction between teachers and learners, especially because of age.
  • Break the teacher-student hierarchy.
  • Everybody can teach and learn and enjoy it! And at the same time.
  • But teachers are not entertainers.
  • But students are not only consumers or costumers.
  • Don’t preach facts, stimulate acts.
  • Promoting collaboration.
  • Promoting self-directed learning.
  • Promoting sharing.
  • Social networks and web 2.0 tools can be a powerful tools.
  • There are new opportunities brought by mobile technologies, PLEs, OERs, video…
  • New literacies are needed: information seeking and filtering, content creation and curation, sharing and organizing, working in teams. And literacy is no only skills but attitudes.
  • Old barriers need to be overcome: school/university structure and bureaucracy, assessment (or just scoring?), coping with fast endemic change, knowledge comes in standardized and isolated silos, low transfer from educational research into practice.
  • Promote creativity in class.
  • Take risks, you also learn from failure.
  • Adopt perspectives from other disciplines.
  • Create communities of practice.

Don’t let this seminar be another “ivory tower”: spread the word.

UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VIII International Seminar: Teacher Training: Reconsidering Teachers' Roles (2011)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2011) “Reconsidering Teachers’ Roles (XII). Julià Minguillón: Conclusions of the UOC UNESCO Chair in Elearning VIII International Seminar” In ICTlogy, #97, October 2011. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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