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 in Brussels

Robert O'Dowd

The EVALUATE project was presented at the Kick-off meeting for European Policy Experimentation projects in Brussels on 23 March 2017. The project was represented by Pilar Garcés (Junta de Castilla y León) Rafael de Paz (International Project Office, University of León) and Robert O’Dowd (Project coordinator). The presentation about our project can be seen here: EVALUATE project...

EVALUATE Teacher-Training Event Padova, Italy 5-7 July

Robert O'Dowd

EVALUATE is currently organising a series of telecollaborative exchange projects between classes of student-teachers in universities around Europe. If you are a teacher-trainer in Europe and you are interested in engaging your class in a telecollaborative exchange project with partner-classes, you might be interested in attending this teacher-training workshop on Telecollaboration for...

EVALUATE kick-off meeting in León, Spain

Robert O'Dowd

The kick-off meeting of the EVALUATE project took place in León, Spain on 16-17 February 2017. The meeting was reported on widely in the local press. Two articles about our meeting can be found in ileón and in...