What Is EVALUATE?

EVALUATE is a European Policy Experiment project funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 3.

This experimentation will evaluate the impact of telecollaborative learning on student-teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in the participating European countries and regions. Telecollaboration, also commonly known as Virtual Exchange, involves engaging trainee teachers involved in Initial Teacher Education in task-based interaction and collaborative exchange with fellow trainees in other locations through online communication technologies.

The guiding research question for the study is: “Will participation in telecollaborative exchange contribute to the development of competences which future teachers need to teach, collaborate and innovate effectively in a digitalised and cosmopolitan world?”

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in the project, contact: evaluateprojecteu@gmail.com

 

Presenting EVALUATE at the European Parliament

Robert O'Dowd

Colleagues with Yana Toom from the European Parliament. Members of the EVALUATE consortium were invited by MEP Yana Toom to present at the European Parliament on 6 February 2019. They spoke there with key stakeholders about Virtual Exchange and the initial findings of the EVALUATE project. ...

Keynotes speakers for EVALUATE conference announced

Robert O'Dowd

The call for papers for the final EVALUATE conference on the theme of Virtual Exchange and Initial Teacher Education is now available on the conference website. We have also announced the keynote speakers for the conference....

Call for papers: Virtual Exchange and 21st Century Teacher Education

Robert O'Dowd

Call for papers: The EVALUATE project has published the call for papers for the project's final conference which will take place at the University of León, Spain on 4-6 September 2019. The conference is called "VIRTUAL EXCHANGE AND 21ST CENTURY TEACHER EDUCATION" and you will find more details on the conference website: https://sites.google.com/unileon.es/evaluate2019/home At the conference...