Innovade announces the 7th Innovative Learning Environmentsconference to take place on Saturday October 18, 2014 (8:30am to 2:00pm) at the UNESCO amphitheatre of the University of Nicosia. The event is organized by CARDET, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, and the School of Education and the UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia.
Within the framework of the AlphaEU project , five digital alphabet books were developed in each of the six partner languages, along with accompanying activities.These books and activities were implemented in each of the project partner countries with teachers and parents of children aged 2-6; the results of the implementation were extremely positive and encouraging.
The advancement of mobile devices, smart phones, and tablets has led to an inevitable push to integrate mobile learning across education. In the early childhood sector, the use of mobile learning has been driven by the affordances of tablets and ubiquitous internet access. Within the framework of the AlphaEU project, five digital alphabet books were developed in English, Greek, Romanian, German, Portuguese, and Italian, along with accompanying activities. These books and activities were implemented in each of the project partner countries with teachers and parents of children aged 2-6; the results of the implementation were extremely positive and encouraging.
The Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN) held its annual International Conference, on Friday June 20th,2014, at the University of Nicosia, under the general title “Migration and Integration: the role of social services”. The conference aimed at presenting the role of social services as an effective integration medium for migrants in the local EU communities, and to discuss the challenges the services face in in fulfilling this role. Participants in the conference included representatives from public services, embassies, civil society organizations, academics, international organizations and agencies, and the general public.
In the framework of the AlphaEU project, an adult mediators’ blended training programme developed by the project consortium was completed in all the partner countries. The training consisted of two face-to-face meetings and a series of online activities that needed to be completed by the participants.
Literacy students in Ireland have been encouraged to use Science Fiction literature in their studies recently in an effort to use more diverse and engaging genres to stimulate reader’s interest and enjoyment in reading.
On March 2014, the staff in LMETB (Louth and Meath Education and Training Board) held a very interesting training session in their offices in Navan. The topic of the training was Using Science Fiction in the classroom. It was very well received and people were interested in implementing the genre in a number of different subject areas and with a number of different age groups.