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Video-Supported Education Alliance

Meeting to prepare the experimentation with teachers in training from University of Évora

Today the researchers from University of Évora had their first meeting with the cooperating advisors and the university counselors. This meeting agenda included the presentation of the ViSuAL project and its main concepts to the new participants as well as the experimentation plan. It was a very interesting and pleasant meeting in which all the …

A visit from Longius Longinquos planet (Évora, Portugal – AEMFP)

To finish the experimentation in AEMFP in Évora (Portugal) teacher Angélica Monginho’s efforts gave us all the opportunity to count with the participation of some parents (Jorge Baião – actor) and Teresa Cidade (kindergarden educator). They prepared a short play in which Jorge played the role of Lucius Lunaticus, an alien from Longius Longinquos who …

ViSuAL Project meeting in Lahti, Finland (5-7 June 2019)

Today the ViSuAL Project team started a meeting in Lahti (Finland) which will go on for the next days (until 7th of June). The main aims for the meeting are:● to reflect on the 1st cycle and experiments and data;● to start to build the hands on pedagogical model (literature review, needs analysis + reflections …

Final presentation from teacher Alexandrina’s students

This was the time to see what those students were able to come up with. Although they’ve used most of the time we gave them to play instead of trying to find an answer to the video-problem, they were somehow able to find a good answers in the end. In this experiment we found it …

Final presentation from teacher Conceição’s students

Today we had the final presentation from teacher Conceição’s students and they all did great. Collaborative learning took place very easily in some groups but in others they found it very difficult. Most of the students were engaged in trying to find the answer to the video-problem they were presented. Their presentations were simple and …

Final presentation from teacher Geca’s students

We are about to end this experiment. Today all the different groups presented their findings. We had presentations in which students used posters, others in which they built a dialogue (kind of a role-play) and another in which the students showed their colleagues how to extract chlorophyll from plants. All of the presentations were pleasant …

First group work with teacher Alexandrina’s students

After having watched the video-problem their teacher prepared to them the students got some work to do home. Today they brought what they found in order to try to answer the problem and shared it with their colleagues. This session was really interesting to observe since most of the students brought the work almost ready …

Secong group work with teacher Conceição’s students (AEMFP)

This was the second time teacher Conceição’s students had the opportunity to gather in their classroom to try to find an answer for the video-problem that was presented to them. Some of them were able to meet outside school in their homes and brought a little bit of work done. The work flow was interesting …

Second group work with teacher Geca’s students (AEMFP)

Today was the second time the students had the chance to work together in group, share their ideas and start trying to organize the answer to the video-problem that was presented to them. They found it fairly easy to work together and so the tasks were easier to them. It was very interesting to observe …

First group work with teacher Angélica’s students (AEMFP)

Today teacher Alexandrina’s students started to use the materials they have collected during last week. It was interesting to see that most of the students were much more interested in using the tablet to search different things than to search the answer for the video-problem we presented them. This is a special group of students …