Learning Café BUS77
Best Practices of Developing Learner-Based Collaboration and Knowledge Building
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time – Room Rook
By using specific pedagogical and digital solutions that support peer to peer learning in the workplace and in other out of classroom learning situations you will both experience the effectiveness of available tools, as well as take part in facilitated discussions about how to best use these tools for grouping, creating safe learning environments and building online communication skills for VET learners. We will use a set of cards to discuss different scenarios effectively. The outcomes of our session (links, ideas and best practices) will be presented and uploaded to a Padlet wall. This session is open to all but should be of specific interest to ‘on the job’ mentors, trainers, teacher trainers, VET teachers, VET coaches and upper secondary school teachers.
Esko Lius is known for inspiring learning projects which put emphasis on learners' own activity, transformative pedagogy, and versatile tools for authentic learning. Mobile learning and BYOx model are most often employed.
He is involved in designing strategies and systems for building up the capacities of the teaching staff, and he facilitates digital strategy processes of the management – both in Finland and in international projects, e.g. in Kosovo and Egypt.
He is curious enough to ask What if… and divergent and diligent enough to find new approaches in challenging situations. He sees that the connection between formal school learning, the world outside, and learner's own interest is paramount to generate deep learning.
Recently he has been pondering (and piloting) how open digital badges may change the paradigm in recognizing competences and learning.
An education manager and a life long learner currently working at Omnia, the joint authority of educaion in Espoo region, Finland. 20 years of experience in online learning and 10 years of phenomenon based learning. Believes in participatory methods and shared leadership.