Mrs Anastasia Economou, Head of the Department of Educational Technology, CPI, was one of the panelists in the panel discussion, held in the framework of the EMINENT conference-an expert meeting in education networking organized annually by the European Schoolnet. This year, the conference took place in Brussels from 15th to 17th November and focused on the role of space and technology as learning agents and innovative learning ecosystems.
During the panel discussion titled Developing teachers’ digital pedagogical competence through self-reflection: the MENTEP policy experimentation,) mrs Anastasia Economou talked about the exploitation of MENTEP-project (A European policy experimentation project focusing on teachers’ development of digital skills in which CPI is a partner) and analyzed the use of digital technologies for effective teaching and learning in the Cyprus context, with reference to “digital” schools, “digital” teachers and “digital” students,
Mrs Economou, also displayed how self –assessment can be constituted as an integral part of professional learning cycles. In this respect, she explained how the ATS2020 ePortfolio and My Learning Journal as key assessment elements of the ATS2020 learning model, can be integrated with MENTEP TET-SAT to support teachers’ professional learning.
EMINENT brings stakeholders from across Europe together to discuss the next challenges and potential solutions to ensure an innovative education for all. Delegations consisted of representatives of Ministries of Education from more than 30 countries, together with other education stakeholders from across Europe. Other panelists were: Ondřej Neumajer, from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic; Daniela Cuccurullo, ITT Giordani Striano school, Italy; Teresa Lacerda, Agrupamento de Escolas da Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal; José Luis Fernández, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado (INTEF), Spain.