Learning in the city of tomorrow on digital Tuesdays

During an internship at the Laboratory of Innovation and Digital for Education (#fabLINE) of the ESPE of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, I participated in the workshops

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I am in internship from November 13, 2017 to January 16, 2018 at the Laboratory of Innovation and Digital for Education (#fabLINE) of the ESPE of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, a research team led by Margarida Romero.

It is in this context that I participated, on November 14, in the digital Tuesday workshops, organized by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regional office of the Canopé network and the rectorates of Aix-Marseille and Nice.

Digital Tuesdays

Digital Tuesdays are training opportunities for teachers and managers of primary and secondary schools as well as any specialist in the field of education. The objectives of these meetings are to develop digital culture and share inspiring practices. This year, the general theme addresses the theme of new school forms in the digital age.

Learning in the city of tomorrow

In Quebec, it is no longer necessary to present Margarida Romero, whose work at Laval University is known. The conference - Creativity and digital in school and in the city - at the start of the day, presented the #CoCréaTIC project and the #fabLINE laboratory. The conference was followed by a participatory workshop.

The objectives of #CoCréaTIC are to develop humanistic values through a co-creative, playful, engaging and inclusive education in order to foster the development of skills such as co-creativity and problem solving. The #fabLINE research laboratory works along two main axes. Serge Quilio directs the axis on educational innovation and Cindy De Smet directs the axis on the creative uses of digital technology, which aims to promote the creativity of teachers from both teacher and learner perspectives.

Based on the work of the CoCreat and CoCreaTIC projects developed with international colleagues, Margarida defines collaborative creativity as a contextual process of shared creation. The proposed solution or idea must be judged original, relevant and useful. Then she presented the passive-interactive model of digital uses at school, that is to say a continuum ranging from passive digital consumption, for example reading documents, interactive consumption where the student completes exercises with the possibility of self-correction, the creation and co-creation of content using iMovie for example and the participatory co-creation of knowledge or artefacts of which the #SmartCityMaker project is an excellent example. Educational robotics can become an essentially interdisciplinary project moving from procedural robotics versus a co-creative robotics project in order to solve a challenge. This is a great opportunity for the development of 21st century skills.

School is more than a place of passive learning. The school can become a place of collective belonging where the student participates in the development of the city of tomorrow.

Become a citizen in the city of tomorrow

The round table is moderated by David Cohen, digital mediator at the Canopé workshop in Nice. The evolution of teaching practices requires an evolution of postures and school spaces.

Fabien Hobart des Savanturiers, the School of Research, underlines that education through research encourages the inhabitants of the cities of tomorrow to be equipped with reflective tools enabling them to act on their immediate environment.

Stéphane Delahaye is municipal councilor for digital development at the city of Martigues. The citizen must be able to understand this new society and the smart city of tomorrow. Participatory democracy, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity must now become an important part of education as much as knowing how to write, read and count.

Olivier Varraud and Amal Jamet, teachers at Roumaville college present the fabulous Lab'education project. Three teachers work together according to a model of team teaching in a room of 230 square meters including several modular zones (all the furniture is on wheels), within which three class groups circulate freely according to their respective activities. What particularly appealed to me about this project is not only the aesthetics of the place, the modernity of the teaching concept but mainly the concern given to the integration of the project into the teaching practices of all the teachers in this area. middle School. Here, we do not see this split between them and us, but we are only us, where some present lectures, classic and individual activities, others gradually integrate the use of digital at various levels in their teaching, d 'others still work in team teaching on teaching centered on the pedagogy of projects.

In the afternoon

Four workshops were offered. I participated in Margarida's: Create your city #SmartCityMaker.

Here are the ones I unfortunately could not participate in:

  • Rethinking learning spaces proposed a reflection on the space planning project in connection with an identified educational project. The participants had a framework to guide them in developing their proposal.
  • Learn with Open data: data is at the heart of the process of understanding development. The use and sharing of public data can encourage local initiatives to collaborate.
  • Learning territories The main objective of citizens' educational devices is to discover educational devices with the city as a support.

Digital Tuesdays are a concept where an opening conference, roundtable discussion and participatory workshops allow dynamic exchanges and continuous training for teachers and educators in a region and promote the creation of links between them. A concept to imitate.

For further

The Innovation and Digital Laboratory for Education (#fabLINE)

The #SmartCityMaker project

The CoCreaTIC project

The Scholars

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About the Author

Ninon Louise Lepage
Ninon Louise Lepage
Ninon Louise LePage is a pedagogue and museologist who recently came out of premature retirement to be reborn as an educational designation. She has taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Sherbrooke in science education, in addition to working at the Canadian Heritage Information Network as a museology consultant. She also writes for our French friends at Ludomag. She also invites all interested to contact her so that she can talk about you, your students, your school and your particular experiences in digital and computer education.

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