Cultural heritage has a crucial role to play in education. While languages, syllabi and curricula may change across the globe, the challenging need to look at the past to understand the present is shared among generations and it is universal.
With the aim of increasing digital cultural data as a trusted primary source to implement innovative pedagogies and fight disinformation, the Europeana “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” MOOC empowers teachers and educators to use new technologies. This online course improves their understanding of the educational potential of digital cultural heritage so they can efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices, regardless of the subject they teach. The final goal is to design engaging and deep-learning content for students, museumgoers, or lifelong learners to prepare them as active and responsible citizens with key competencies to thrive in life. This year, the MOOC counts with upgraded and new material, and will also focus on Europeana's APIs by offering a webinar on the topic and a whole unit in one of the modules.
This MOOC makes use of Europeana’s digitised collection and content from the Teaching with Europeana blog, where participants will find resources in multiple formats (such as pictures, videos, texts, 3D) and multiple languages, various tools like Transcribathon and Historiana and other ready-to use materials . Moreover, the course will introduce the learning scenario template and guide participants to implement it and build their own. The course offers a selection of videos with tested learning scenarios designed by educators from different countries.
Additionally, this course will foster the employment of innovative pedagogical approaches and facilitate open schooling and hybrid spaces for education by connecting museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions with schools through educational activities based on cultural heritage assets.
You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but there are only a few deadlines you need to pay attention to (those for the quizzes and/or the peer-review activity).
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Teachers in primary, secondary and post-secondary education, VET and special education of any subject, museum educators, and any other CHI professional (like librarians, archivists, curators and other non-formal educators) who wants to design educational activities using Europeana content or their own digital collections and assets.
- Module 1: Europeana: Transform Education with Digital Culture - opens on 27/02/2023
- Module 2: Search and Use Europeana Website to Conduct your Educational Activity - opens on 06/03/2023
- Module 3: Explore Europeana Educational Tools and Resources - opens on 13/03/2023
- Module 4: Design Learning Scenarios with Europeana Content and Resources - opens on 20/03/2023
- Module 5: Assess Cultural Heritage Lessons - opens on 27/03/2023
In order to earn a course certificate, course participants need to pass all the quizzes, submit their own Europeana learning scenario and review three learning scenarios of other participants. The final deadline to complete all activities is Wednesday, 12 April, 23:59 CEST. The participation in the quizzes will amount to 5% of the final grade and is not a requirement for receiving the course certificate. The learning scenario, together with the peer reviews, will count for 95% of the final grade.
The overall passing grade is 95%.
Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.
Note to teachers from Emilia-Romagna: Per i docenti della regione Emilia-Romagna iscritti alla piattaforma regionale https://iscrizioni.istruzioneer.it/ è possibile ottenere, oltre all’attestato rilasciato da European Schoolnet Academy, anche l’attestato rilasciato dall’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per l'Emilia-Romagna (Servizio Marconi) che attua un'azione di facilitazione ed accompagnamento a questa attività. Maggiori informazioni al link: https://bit.ly/EuroSmooc21.
Note to teachers from Ireland: It may be possible to count the completion of this course as part fulfilment of any discretionary CPD hours, subject to your school management's approval. Therefore, please enquire with your school management if your participation in this course can be formally recognised.
Elisavet Vlachou works as a Project and Pedagogical Coordinator in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Elisavet contributes to the activities of the Deployment of a Common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage project, i.e., coordination of ambassadors’ tasks, moderation of the MOOCs, publications etc. She is also involved in other EUN projects and initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Sciences. She has worked as a primary school teacher, and she has experience in teachers’ training.
Kati is an English teacher at Szabó Lőrinc Bilingual High School, Budapest and is the Europeana Teacher Ambassador for Hungary. Furthermore, she is an active eTwinner, Erasmus+ project coordinator and enthusiastic about the future of learning, sharing good practices and networking. She believes in alternative and innovative ways of teaching to inspire her students, hence her long cooperation with Europeana Education and European Schoolnet. 'My vision is to educate creative and critical thinkers who will take the challenge and change the world!
Behind the Course
Europeana, a platform with millions of cultural heritage items from thousands of institutions across Europe and beyond, provides multilingual high-quality content that educators and learners can freely access to implement blended learning activities and student-centred methodologies (like PBL or IBSE).
Over the last years, the Europeana MOOCs have trained around 4,000 educators contributing to build students’ resilience and skills for their future.
Disclaimer and Copyright
This course is part of the Deployment of a Common European Data Space (DS) for Cultural Heritage project, funded by the Digital Europe Programme of the European Union. The course content has been produced by Europeana DS Ambassadors, the Europeana Foundation and European Schoolnet. The course is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained. More information about the project here.
All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License