Continuous Competence Development Model for Teacher Teams: The IT-Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T) in Global Classroom

Charlotte Lærke Weitze

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Abstract

"This paper presents the development of the IT‐Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T), a continuous competence development model. The model was co‐designed following a design‐based research approach with teachers from VUC Storstrøm’s (VUC) Global Classroom (GC), an innovative hybrid synchronous videoconference concept (Weitze & Ørngreen 2014). The ITP4T model responds to the needs and challenges that the teachers and the organization in VUC’s GC are experiencing in the new technological teaching environment. Ultimately, it aims to create a new practise for teachers, enabling them to create their own continuous competence development. This article describes how and why the different components of the model were developed in response to the teachers’ challenges. Such challenges included lack of time, competence and support from the educational organisation to innovate learning design to correspond to the new technological learning environment. Using this model at a weekly two‐hour meeting, we focused on creating motivating and engaging learning designs for the students, while gathering qualitative data in the process. This research found that it is possible to establish an agile ongoing practice enabling the teacher team to reflect, innovate and create. The model also provided teachers with thinking and acting technologies enabling change and the opportunity to anchor knowledge and locate new solutions for the frequent IT‐pedagogical issues on a theoretical and practical level; this process empowered, engaged and motivated their daily working life."
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014
EditorsRikke Ørngreen, Karin Tweddell Levinsen
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International
Publication date30 Oct 2014
Pages578-588
Commissioning bodyVUC Storstrøm
ISBN (Print)978‐1‐910309‐67‐4
ISBN (Electronic)978‐1‐910309‐69‐8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2014
Event13th European Conference on e-Learning - Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Oct 201431 Oct 2014
Conference number: 13

Conference

Conference13th European Conference on e-Learning
Number13
LocationAalborg University, Copenhagen
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period30/10/201431/10/2014

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  • Pedagogical innovation
  • reflective learning
  • ICT integration
  • competence development in teams
  • organisational development with teams

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Weitze, C. L. (2014). Continuous Competence Development Model for Teacher Teams: The IT-Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T) in Global Classroom . In R. Ørngreen, & K. Tweddell Levinsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014 (pp. 578-588). Copenhagen: Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
Weitze, Charlotte Lærke. / Continuous Competence Development Model for Teacher Teams : The IT-Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T) in Global Classroom . Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014. editor / Rikke Ørngreen ; Karin Tweddell Levinsen. Copenhagen : Academic Conferences and Publishing International, 2014. pp. 578-588
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Weitze, CL 2014, Continuous Competence Development Model for Teacher Teams: The IT-Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T) in Global Classroom . in R Ørngreen & K Tweddell Levinsen (eds), Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014. Academic Conferences and Publishing International, Copenhagen, pp. 578-588, 13th European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30/10/2014.

Continuous Competence Development Model for Teacher Teams : The IT-Pedagogical Think Tank for Teacher Teams (ITP4T) in Global Classroom . / Weitze, Charlotte Lærke.

Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014. ed. / Rikke Ørngreen; Karin Tweddell Levinsen. Copenhagen : Academic Conferences and Publishing International, 2014. p. 578-588.

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