Quality Education Fund project
This page provides you with information about the purpose, intended communities and outcomes of the project.
What are the goals of the project?
The specific objectives are:
- to motivate students with learning English
- to develop ideas of best practice with using tablets to support language learning
- to develop teacher collaboration within and between schools.
What is a tablet? A mobile device that allows access to the internet and provides a platform for the use of software and apps.
Who is the primary target group of the project?
The primary targets of the project are junior secondary English language teachers and IT teachers supporting English language learning junior secondary students.
What are the main strands and activities of the project?
The project, which is developed and delivered by British Council English for Education Systems unit, comprises the following elements.
1 working with three schools
over approximately two academic years with a project launch event planned for end of January 2016. The project will be complete by August 2017
2 supporting a core in-school team
supporting a core team of four teachers in each of the three schools
3 professional development sessions for teachers
the provision of input and training sessions to explore how language practice and production across different text-types and skills can be enriched, extended or enhanced by the use of appropriate learning technologies
4 co-planning consultation school visits
the provision of co-planning consultation visits to discuss and agree on the use of learning technologies that best fit with language skills work or text-type practice and production in the Junior Secondary scheme of work being focused on. These visits will facilitate the development of an enriched scheme of work for this year group that includes learning technologies to be tried out and reflected on as students and teachers work with different language development areas.
5 support for collaboration
the provision of a shared online space where schools can upload their syllabus enrichment ideas, plans and audio/video footage of try-outs and reflections
6 focus on in-school collaboration
enabling students and teachers to learn and teach in more effective or collaborative ways to improve language learning and motivation
7 building in feedback and reflection
including ways to elicit and articulate reflective feedback on try-outs from both students and teachers
8 focus on between-school collaboration
enabling facilitating collaboration within and between schools through information sharing and reflection
The focus of this project is language learning in school-based classroom communities. Learning technologies will be selected on the basis of how well they facilitate collaboration, communication, language learning practice, reflection, and peer sharing.