... as set out on p38-39 of the project proposal
The project activities relate to the three intellectual outputs of the project: an open online course for making construals (O1); an evaluation of this open online course in respect of the quality of the support it gives to the delivery of the MC curriculum (O2); an evaluation of the claims concerning the qualities of construals in section D (O3). They will be organised around the incremental development of the 'Making Construals' curriculum, as set out in section E [p33-34 of the project proposal]. This has six components MC1a, MC1b, MC2a, MC2b, MC3a, MC3b. These six themes will be addressed pair-wise in parallel in years 1, 2 and 3, so that the work on each theme is equivalent to about six months of project time. The pattern of work for each year will be as follows:
- September: Warwick prepares a review of the existing resources available to inform work on the two topical themes MCxa/MCxb. These activities correspond to O1_A1, O1_A7, O1_A13.
- October-December: These resources are reviewed by Edumotiva, UEF and Edinburgh with reference to their potential deployment to the corresponding target groups viz. student computing teachers, young people aged 5-19 and education students respectively and by the consultants. These activities correspond to O1_A2, O1_A8, O1_A14.
- December: Warwick, Edumotiva, UEF and Edinburgh convene in a Project Implementation meeting collocated with a learning activity relating to the topical themes so as to frame a pedagogical and technological agenda for the further elaboration of the MCC, the extension and refinement of the MC instrument, and the development of open online materials. The learning activity to be conducted with nominated learners from Warwick, UEF, Bratislava and Edinburgh and monitored by pedagogy and technology consultants. These activities correspond to A13, A14, A15.
- January-April: The pedagogy and technology teams refine the resources for MCxa and MCxb in the light of the feedback from the target group specialists and the consultants and from the prototyped learning activity, as evaluated by the learners and as monitored by the team members. These activities correspond to O1_A3, O1_A9, O1_A15.
- May-July: The refined MC instrument and online resources for MCxa and MCxb are deployed by Edumotiva, UEF and Edinburgh to the corresponding target groups viz. student computing teachers, young people aged 5-19 and education students respectively, and evaluated. These activities correspond to O1_A4, O1_A10, O1_A16. They are also deployed by Warwick with a view to evaluating the relevant claims. These activities correspond to O3_A1, O3_A3, O3_A5.
- August: The current status of the MC instrument and online resources for MCxa and MCxb are reviewed by the pedagogy and technology team in the light of feedback from the trials in May-July and refined as necessary. These activities correspond to O1_A5, O1_A11, O1_A17.
The above activity is complemented by evaluation of the open online course that takes place during the year. This corresponds to the activities O2_A1, O2_A3, O2_A5.
- September: The current status of the MC instrument and online resources for MCxa and MCxb are reviewed by the pedagogy and technology consultants in conjunction with the project team at the end-of-year Project Management meeting with reference to reports and feedback from target group representatives at Edumotiva, UEF and Edinburgh and after consideration of reports and demonstrations presented by these partners at the meeting. These activities correspond to O1_A6, O1_A12, O1_A18 and to O2_A2, O2_A4, O2_A6.
The project consultants and the project team collaborate to review the progress made on developing the resources to support MCxa and MCxb and collate the feedback from staff and learners involved in the learning activities. These activities correspond to O3_A2, O3_A4, O3_A6.
The various activities to deliver the three intellectual outputs can be mapped on to this pattern of work. This will be described in detail for Year 1 (a similar pattern pertains in Years 2 and 3):
- the seven stages above correspond on the Project Timetable with the red cells tagged by O1/A1, ... , O1/A7.
- the evaluation activities associated with O2 correspond to the ochre cells tagged by O2/A1.
- the evaluation activities associated with O3 correspond to the orange cells tagged by O3/ A1.
The learning activities organised to support this delivery also follow a regular annual pattern:
- a 'Blended Mobility for higher education learners' (C5) that runs in parallel with the first of a series of Virtual Workshops taking place in Year 1 (to be held at Warwick in December).
- a 'Blended Mobility for Young People' (C8) that runs in parallel with the next Virtual Workshop (to be held at SciFest Joensuu in April).
- 'Short term joint staff training events' (C11, C14) that take place in April and May in EUF and Edumotiva respectively.
The activities associated with the end of year Transnational Project Meeting comprise a 'Short term joint staff training event' at which the results of the year's work are presented (C2), and reports (O2/A2, O3/A2) on the the findings of the empirical studies that inform the intellectual outputs O2 and O3.
These activities are complemented by 'Long term teaching or training assignments' (C17, C18) that support extended visits to Warwick by key project members from Edumotiva and UEF and by 'Short term joint staff training events' (C19, C20) that enable staff from Edinburgh to share their expertise on Digital Education and online assessment.
Dissemination activities include regular newsletters for IGGY and an international conference (E1).
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