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Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning by Manuela Repetto, Guglielmo Trentin

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Networked informal learning and continuing teacher education

Manuela Repetto

Abstract:

As it is widely accepted that the educational system must change, we might assume that one of the key factors for its innovation is the promotion of reliable continuing teacher education (CTE) initiatives. If the main purpose of CTE is to facilitate transformative practice and professional autonomy, rather than to provide a means of transmission, teachers must change their attitude to teaching. New constructs of schooling and learning are emerging, also due to the rise and rapid diffusion of network mobile technologies (NMTs). This chapter describes Aladin, a project in which teachers perform a sequence of steps in order to become fully aware of the educational ...

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