The UCA leads the Module of Evaluation Methods in Education within the training program Training for Trainers of the Digital for Literacy and Future Education (DIG4LIFE) project Ref. 2020-1-IT02-KA201-079420 15 March 2021
On March 5th, the synchronous session of Module 3, led by the UCA, took place via videoconference within the Training for Trainers training program of the Dig4Life project.
The international project Dig4Life is participated by the University of Cadiz together with the Italian university Universita degli Studi Roma Tre (project coordinator), Academia Druzba Za Storitve Doo (Slovenia), FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (Austria), Klaipedos Universitetas (Lithuania), Laurea-Ammattikorkeakoulu OY (Finland) and the company Entropy Knowledge Network Srl (Italy).
Within IO1, called Teacher self-assessment test and tools and aimed at laying the methodological foundations to be applied in the project, a training program has been planned to provide the necessary knowledge and resources to the participants in the project so that they can replicate this training with the teachers collaborating at each country partner of the consortium. This training program, called Training for Trainers, consists of 6 training modules on different topics related to the assessment of digital competences of teachers and students. The Universities of Roma Tre, Laurea and Cadiz, as well as the company Entropy Knowledge Network are the entities leading this training program. After an initial module aimed at reinforcing the knowledge about the objectives and methodology of the project and a second module, dedicated to know the principles and structure of the European Framework of Digital Competences for Citizenship (DigComp), the UCA has been in charge of leading the training of Module 3, aimed at deepening the knowledge on the methods of evaluation in education.
The training program is taught following the flipped-classroom methodology, according to which each module is structured around the execution of a series of activities that are carried out offline and which aim to: a) increase the knowledge, and b) provide spaces for reflection and discussion among participants using collaborative tools. Before the end of each module, a synchronous session is held via Zoom where participants present their results, discuss the problems encountered and propose possible solutions or strategies to be followed. The session held on March 5 was attended by UCA professors Nuria Hurtado (Department of Computer Science and Engineering), who made a presentation of the different existing evaluation methods, highlighting, for the purposes of the project, the self-assessment method, and Nieves Gómez (Department of Financial Economics and Accounting), who presented a summary and analysis of the results obtained with the off-line activity of reflection on the advantages, disadvantages, strategies and methods/techniques of implementation of self-assessment with students. Mercedes Ruiz (Department of Computer Science and Engineering), coordinator of the project, was in charge of coordinating and moderating the session, which lasted two hours and in which the partners from Austria, Slovenia and Italy presented their proposals of self-assessment instruments for students to assess their level of digital competences according to the DigComp framework.
The international Dig4Life project was approved in the 2020 Eramus+ call (Round 1) and falls under Key Action 2 aimed at cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) and, more specifically, under line 201 concerning strategic partnerships in the field of school education (KA201 Strategic Partnerships for school education).
More information at: https:// dig4life.eu/