February 2004 – January 2005
On the basis of the observations of national teams of experts (2 of each country = total of 8 per visit) in all participating countries and on the basis of a comparison of modules used in the different countries for teacher training in the field of mixed-ability learning the most promising elements and modules will be identified and collected.
For this purpose research instruments for the observation of classroom teaching and for questioning will be designed on scientific basis before and during the inaugural conference. The research teams will do observation of classroom teaching and teachers training as well as interview teachers, pupils (and possibly parents), head teachers and teachers trainers and in-service trainers. Since the understanding of verbal communication during observation is indispensible, for each national team (of two) a simultaneous translater for one day per visit is planned in the budget. Research will take ca. three days of the visit. Afterwards the 4 research teams will evaluate the results and prepare them for the following concepting phase and for immediate dissemination in all partner countries and via internet. For this work two days of the visit are planned.
Research will include the organization of teaching and the basic conditions for successful
individualised learning, principles and methods of teaching and reliable forms of assessment in mixed-ability groups.
After each visit in one of the participating countries the group of experts will compile a documentation to be published on the project‘s web-site and via conferences and medias.
Following the research visits and on the basis of their results the Fernuniversität Hagen will produce a film (video/DVD) on the conditions for successful individualised learning in mixed-ability groups in each partner country. The five documentations (25 minutes each) will be translated in the language of each partner country (DE, EN, FI, SE, NO) and distributed on DVD. Production will take place in close accordance with all partners.
Participating partners, teachers, teacher trainers and in-service trainers plus project environment
Period of realisation:
February 2004 – January 2005 (film production will take longer).
All partners will contribute to research visits and dissemination of results.
Film production by Fernuniversität Hagen.