OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

IRCHSS 2021, MARCH 18-19, 2021

Ms. Samadara Amarasinghe and Mr. Igala Gamage Chinthaka Chandrakumara​ will present CONTESSA at the 7th International Research Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS 2021) which will be held on March 18th and 19th, 2021 at Waters Edge Colombo, Sri Lanka with their presentations.

WORK PACKAGES

PREPARATION
DEVELOPMENT I: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
DEVELOPMENT II: ONLINE MODULES
QUALITY ASSURANCE
DISSEMINATION
MANAGEMENT

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Curriculum Development in 4 universities of South Asia

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER PROGRAM

This program will supply teacher trainers with the skills and information needed to transfer knowledge to teachers and trainee teachers.

ONLINE COURSES

CONTESSA will focus on the development of contemporary teaching skills through five carefully selected modules.

RESULTS

Information about our work packages, related activities and reports

ABOUT CONTESSA PROJECT

CONTESSA is a new Erasmus+ project funded by the European Commission that makes a significant contribution to the branch of Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE). The project is led by the University of Graz and aims to further the development of teaching skills in Cambodia and Sri Lanka through carefully selected partnerships with institutions of higher education and local educational organizations.

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OUR OBJECTIVES

Teacher trainers will be offered a comprehensive Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program in the form of a multi-day workshop placing a focus on contemporary educational theories, approaches and methods in order to strengthen the quality of university teaching.

Trainee teachers will be provided with access to an online-based learning program that consists of five modules and places an emphasis on the acquisition of modern and applicable teaching skills. This program will be introduced via an OER platform.

In-service teachers will be provided with access to modified online-modules that have been adapted to fit the continued education needs of teachers who are currently working in classrooms.

TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAM

This program will supply teacher trainers with the skills and information needed to transfer knowledge to teachers and trainee teachers. We call this our multiplier program as the goal is for teacher trainers to pass this knowledge on to others. It is one of the ways we hope to see this project live on long after the official end. The program also serves to empower trainers to implement CONTESSA in teacher training.

ONLINE MODULES

This module will focus on how to effectively use information and communications technology (ICT) so that it aligns with learning objectives, subject matter and assessments in the classroom.

This module will serve as a foundation for effective teaching practice to ensure that the core components of primary school teaching are considered when planning, conducting and evaluating learning and teaching processes.

This module explores learner-centered education, and upon its completion, the participants will have a better understanding of how to incorporate the individual interests and needs of children into a cooperative learning environment.

In this module, participants will explore the various pedagogical roles, tasks and functions of a teacher. One central task is educationally meaningful lesson planning which will be treated analytically and reflexively.

This module will address the question of how diversity affects the classroom and provide practical tips for promoting an inclusive environment to enable all learners to acquire skills for their future lives.

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DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

CONTESSA is actively presenting in the several social media plattforms and making the results widely accessible to the public as well as to the scientific community as possible, different activities and events are planned:

  • Project Website
  • Publications
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Presentation Events
  • On-Site Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Communication Tools
  • Final Conferences
  • Social Media
  • Video plattform
  • Newsletter

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