Reflective practice for teachers: inquiry with learning analytics

Description

According to the European Framework for the Digital Competencies of Educators (DigCompEdu), teachers need systematic professional engagement to enhance their reflective practice in the digital world and in collaboration with other teachers. This process can start from an initial exploration and awareness of available digital tools and teachers gradually can become experts in digital and pedagogical practices.

In this workshop, participants get to know different frameworks and tools which facilitate their reflective practice. The workshop starts with an introduction in inquiry-based learning and how it has been applied in teacher practice.

The participants brainstorm a plan to collect data during a classroom session for an inquiry problem (e.g. limited student participation, motivation, student comprehension). The participants explore different educational technologies which help them to monitor student participation, comprehension and satisfaction. Then participants use the TILE reflective tool to describe a structured inquiry plan with the help of a worked example.

TILE (Teacher Inquiry for Learning dEsigns) is a prototypical, web-based reflective tool for teachers which facilitates structured plans for data collection in 4 inquiry steps: a) Problem and Question, b) Intervention and Evaluation, c) Data analysis, d) Reflection. The TILE tool is integrated in the ILDE2 community environment in which teacher can share, comment and re-use teacher inquiries aiming to collective construct knowledge for learning design methods and student learning.

Activities to be done during the workshop

This workshop is organized in two sessions. Each session has a duration of 2 hours:

In the first workshop participants get to know frameworks for teacher reflection and start to conceptualize an inquiry plan for their own classroom:

  • The workshop starts with an introduction in inquiry-based learning and how it has been applied in teacher practice.
  • Participants brainstorm a plan to collect data during a classroom session for an inquiry problem (e.g. limited student participation, motivation, student comprehension).

In the second workshop participants learn different educational technologies which ease the collection of student data and the structuring of an inquiry plan:

  • Participants explore different educational technologies which help them to monitor student participation, comprehension and satisfaction (introduction in learning analytics applications).
  • Participants use the TILE reflective tool to describe a structured inquiry plan with the help of a worked example and integrated educational technologies.

Links to tools/resources/projects

Main goal: The objective of this workshop is to explore different frameworks and tools to reflect on the design of your classroom activities with student data.

Audience: Teachers in all levels of education

Question/s related to the workshop:

  • How do you usually reflect about classroom learning activities?
  • Do you want to know frameworks and tools to enhance your reflective practice?
  • How to structure and reinforce your reflective practice with digital tools and data analytics?

Competencies/Learning Objectives:

  • Professional engagement:
    • Get to know different frameworks and tools which can facilitate your reflective practice.
    • Explore principles of inquiry-based learning and how it has been applied in teacher practice.
    • Familiarize with the teacher inquiry process and its application in everyday classroom sessions.
  • Digital resources:
    • Get to know educational technologies which ease the collection of student data during classroom learning activities.
  • Teaching and learning:
    • Practice the structuring of an inquiry plan for a classroom learning activity with a reflective tool for teachers (TILE, see more info below).