The aim of the INTELed training is to advance the knowledge of in-service SEN teachers, on the use of multi-sensory and embodied technologies in terms of learning and assessment.
This is achieved by building on practical experience rather than on theoretical knowledge.
The major concept is to provide teachers with the necessary skills that will help them integrate the multisensory and embodied technologies in their educational practices.
- Teachers as learners: teachers are introduced to the INTELed’s philosophy and get familiar with the notion of embodied cognition through the use of interactive and multi-sensory techniques for addressing the needs of Special Education (SEN) children.
- Teachers as designers: teachers design a technology-integration scenario for the successful introduction of embodied learning apps/multisensory technologies in their classrooms.
- Teachers as innovators: teachers enact the co-designed technology integration scenario in their classroom settings.
- Teachers as reflective practitioners: teachers reflect on their pilots as well as to share their experiences with their colleagues.
Based upon the four-staged INTELed training model, a total of four learning modules have been developed in order to facilitate teachers’ training. These modules combine experiential learning (Teachers as “learners”), hands-on activities (Teachers as “Designers”), practical experiences (Teachers as “Innovators”) as well as reflection activities (Teachers as “Reflective practitioners”).
These learning modules have the form of educational resources under the license of Creative Commons, so that they are adaptable, accessible and widely available to educational institutions, teachers and learners. The learning modules have been translated in 4 languages of the consortium (Greek, English, Italian, Spanish).