Koostöö Itaalia külalisõpetajaga on jätkumas

Posted by Vadim Albrant on 28.11.2018

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29.oktoober-kuni 2.novemeber oli meie koolis Itaalia külalisõpetaja Alessandro Visigalli, kes õpetas ühe nädala jooksul IT kolmanda kursuse õpilastele, kuidas luua mobiilirakendusi Android seadmetele. Tunde saatis edu, Alessandro oli positiivselt üllatunud meie õpilaste kiires õppimisvõimes ning osavuses, mistõttu tekkis idee ühist õppetegevust jätkata ka peale külalisõpetaja programmi lõppu.

Milline oli Itaalia külalisõpetaja tagasiside?

„ See ei olnud lihtne, aga julgen öelda, et üldmulje oli ainult positiivne: õpilased olid viisakad, osavõtlikud ning väga töökad. Seda tõendab fakt, et kõigest ühe nädala jooksul loodi lausa 5 mobiilirakendust, lisaks üks äpp, mille loomine jäi ajanappuse tõttu pooleli. Tulemustega jäin nii kvantiteedi kui ka kvaliteedi poolest väga rahule. Kolleegid olid samuti lahked ning alati toeks nii tundide ajal kui ka programmivälisel ajal.“

Koostöö jätkub.

Külalisõpetaja programmi jooksul tekkis idee koostöö jätkamiseks. Nimelt järgneva nelja nädala vältel jätkab Alessandro õpetamist e-õppe versioonis: õpilased jaotati nelja gruppi ning kord nädalas annab Alessandro neile ülesande (seotud mobiilirakenduste loomisega), mis tuleb grupil üksteist abistades lahendada. Huvitavaks muudab e-õppe asjaolu, et igasse meeskonda kuulub ka üks õpilane Itaalia kutsekoolist, mistõttu jätkub töötamine inglise keeles. Projekti järeltegevus annab õpilastele suurepärase võimaluse inglise keele praktiseerimiseks, teise kultuuritaustaga inimestega tutvumiseks ning oma erialaste oskuste arendamiseks.

Alessandro jagas oma muljeid ka alljärgnevas artiklis:

“Two years ago, as part of an Erasmus + mobility project organized by ENAC Nazionale, I visited Estonia for the first time: it was a very significant experience both from a professional and a human point of view.
As a teacher, I visited the Järva County vocational training center (Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskus or JKHK) and appreciate the modernity and richness of the instruments and spaces available for teachers and students of the various training courses in both their facilities (Paide and Särevere) .
As a visitor I appreciated the friendliness and sincerity of my guests, the wild beauty of the forests, the timeless atmosphere of the walls and buildings of Tallinn and those little things that should be taken for granted all over the world but which often are not, one on all the ease of communicating in English with anyone, not only with those used to doing it because they work in the tourism or transport sector.
A few weeks after my return to Italy, one of the managers of the Erasmus + projects of JKHK, proposed to me to return to Paide not only as a simple visitor but to give classes in applications development for Android devices: wow - I'm told - then what I teach in CFP Canossa in Milan has a certain appeal! Obviously I accepted: sometimes I happen to hold classes in English both in the context of ad hoc training units and to communicate with students who, having recently arrived in Italy, do not yet master our language, but teach in English without having other languages in common would have been even more interesting and challenging.
So, two years and a few days after the first Estonian experience, I was again in Paide, this time with more time available both for lessons and to deepen my knowledge of this fascinating part of Northern Europe, with the strong will of making a good job and strenghtening our link with JKHK.
The project consisted in giving a short but exhaustive view on the development of applications for Android to the IT-16 class (third year), composed of 13 students but on the way, after a meeting with the JKHK computer science teachers, I was also entrusted with a first class ( but only for one lesson).
How to summarize a week of work? It is not easy, let's say that the impressions I had were all positive: the students were polite, attentive, ready to follow both the theory (little) and the practice (a lot!) A small success also witnessed by the turnout at my lessons.
The guys worked really hard, the evidence is in the fact that in just one week we produced as many as 5 working apps plus one still work in progress, for quantity and quality I have to say that I was really surprised and satisfied.
The colleagues were very kind, always present both in the classroom and in informal moments, with a truly fantastic care for me!
Now it's yet time to plan the future: during the lessons at JKHK I used Google Classroom, a very useful tool for teaching in general but particularly convenient for computer science, the new challenge will be going on in e-learning mode adding four of my third-year students good both in computer science and in English to the classroom, dividing students into groups and assigning 4 new projects for the next 4 weeks, all under the joint supervision of Estonian colleagues (Caroline, Andres) and myself.
In short, the collaboration started two years ago is slowly growing and I hope it will continue in the future, perhaps with other exchange projects that also involving students.”
Alessandro Visigalli

Last changed: 28.11.2018 at 10:42

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