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TICHING (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación, Herramientas para la enseñanza del INGlés)
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

1. Project context C.E.P.A. (Centro de Educación Personas Adultas/Adult Education centre)“Montes Norte” is made up of a main site, located in Piedrabuena, and three classrooms located in Alcolea, Porzuna y El Robledo. Students: There are over 700 per year and they come from the Montes Norte (Ciudad Real) area. Some of the nuclei in this area have few educational resources and so students from these places face the risk of being marginalized socially. They are adults, most of whom have a background of failure at school, having lost the discipline of studying, with poor motivation and who find it hard to incorporate into the labour market due to their lack of academic qualifications.. At the centre the following are taught: Distance ESPA (Secondary Education for Adults) , literacy, Spanish for foreign learners and a Mentor programme. Additionally, a presencial Basic English course of the E.O.I (Official School of Languages).Finally there is Beginners´English, Preparation for Access to University for mature students and Office Automation . We believe it is essential for our methodology to be up-to-date as well as for the teaching staff to be trained in TIC (Information and Communication technology) and English for the following reasons: - Learning one or various foreign languages is a necessary tool for the professional and personal development of every citizen. - Moreover, the Spanish social reality and free movement of labour requires us to have an educational framework which meets this need, to provide our students with at least one foreign language so as to reinforce communication. - It is essential to nurture language learning amongst the teaching staff, regardless of their speciality, organizing training projects such as this one, including not only linguistic training, but also updating teaching-learning methodologies that come with new resources. As ICT are incorporated into different fields: social, cultural, economic, political and educational (especially in distance learning) in the past decade, modern societies have changed their ways of inter-relating, We must receive training for: - Computer and audiovisual literacy so that the students will be able to fit into current society. - Innovation in teaching practices, taking advantage of the teaching potential of the internet. - Making studies more flexible, distance learning offers the ability to harmonize work and studying. - Cooperative learning, both for training the students as well as the teaching staff, emails, blogs, forums, etc encourage group work and interchanges of ideas. 2. The number of participants in this Project will be 8, throughout the two years of its development. Participating teaching staff will be made up of teachers who give distance secondary education classes. 3. Description of activities a) Preparation: - Information search on receptor European institutions. b) Implementation: - Elaborating mobilities calendar. - Choosing structured courses or educational events. - Make contact with recipient institutions, via email or telephone. - Request specific information on the programmes of chosen courses. - Organize outings and accomodation for participating teachers. - Analysis of the materials and recommended readings by the recipient institution. c) Monitoring and diffusion. - Elaborating a report from participating teaching staff on the training activities carried out. - Publishing the conclusions on the centre website, on the project blog and in the new diffusion platform Erasmus+. - Put into practice the new didactic methods acquired, as well as incorporating them into the PGA (Annual General Programme) of the centre. 4. Methodology The chosen methodology for carrying out the Project will be based on the collaborative work between the management team and participating teachers; as well as between the institution making the request and the recipient. This collaborative work presupposes, apart from distributing the tasks, making decisions in a fair, democratic and embracing manner, as the whole educational community is involved in the project either directly or indirectly. 5. Results, impact and benefits of the project. - Teaching staff: both participating and non participating staff will obtain personal and professional development as the new educative practices will be commonly shared. - Students: will have higher motivation and interest in the courses. They will improve their initiative and independence in diverse aspects of life. Finally, the social marginalization of the students with no qualifications will fall. - Educational centre: ongoing learning will be stimulated and the quality and efficiency of education within a European framework will be improved.
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