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Supporting minority laguages: 8ª Jornada ComparTIC

Supporting minority laguages: 8ª Jornada ComparTIC

The Transformation Society was invited by the UnEntretants organization in Valencia, Spain, to present a future vision of communication and networking in education from a connectivist approach. We presented interactive workshops at the ComparTIC-Conference 2016 for the “Xarxa Cooperativa d’experiències TIC per al’ensenyament del Valencià.” This activity widened our training impact in a minority language context.  The  UnEntretants Organization is a virtual community that facilitates contact between teachers and teacher educators from all educational levels.

Internationalizing leadership training: WFATE conference

Internationalizing leadership training: WFATE conference

The Transformation Society collaborated in the coordination of a thought-leadership group for the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education (WFATE) in April 2016. We conducted leadership training  in an intercultural environment that integrated university research, professional training, and personal development for attendees from 40 different countries. This biannual conference brings together a significant network of teacher educators with representatives from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The next WFATE conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2018.

Transforming research: Co-Chairs at the ATEE-RDC

Transforming research: Co-Chairs at the ATEE-RDC

In August 2016, Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon began co-chairing the Primary and Pre-primary Teacher Education Research and Development Community (RDC) of The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). It started with a workshop at the 41st annual ATEE Conference, in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The focus was to coordinate projects in University Teacher Education settings that can help future teachers meet the challenges of a globalized digital world. Next workshop will take place at the ATEE conference in Dubrovnik (Croatia), 23-25 October 2017 .

Another Paradigm Shift for Mobiles

Another Paradigm Shift for Mobiles

Today, we hardly spend any time at all phoning on our mobile “phones.” Our portable devices have become internet terminals without our hardly noticing it. Soon, they will metamorphose again – and become our personal antennae, sensing devices to feed us very contextually sensitive information based on who, where, what, and how we are at any moment. Ray Gallon prepared this look at the near future for the TC Europe 2016 conference in Porto.

Assessment and Advice for “Erasmus+” Programmes

Assessment and Advice for  “Erasmus+” Programmes

We have provided external assessment to the Cita- Project (EU 2014-1-ES01-KA200-003382, funded by the “Erasmus+”), built because “It is especially important at this moment  for local associations to develop and modernize our organisations through international cooperation, sharing common interests, experiences and ways to make the most of our scarce resources.” Neus Lorenzo is an official certified assessor for the European “Erasmus+”  programme and provides training and advice to different European projects, for networking and organisational improvement: Lithuania (LAKMA), APABAL (from Mallorca) and IATEFL-H (Hungary).

Wicked Problems, Nemetics, and Content

Wicked Problems, Nemetics, and Content

Ray Gallon presented a talk at the SOAP 2015 conference, in Krakow, Poland, applying theories of Nemetics to technical communications. The problem of complex technical information, and threading our way through it, can be perceived as a “wicked” problem – one which is highly dependent on sensitive conditions, and which is nearly impossible to solve. Nemetics provides an effective approach, not for solving, but for managing this complexity.

Education and Technology in Macedonia

Education and Technology in Macedonia

The Transformation Society collaborated with Friends of Education in Macedonia, to help teachers reflect on their own practices (Neus Lorenzo) and think about future technological challenges (Ray Gallon). The 2016 EduConference focused on building an international space for sharing ideas and experiences on effective use of IT in Education, with experts from a wide range of fields.