EDEN Open Classroom Conference, Porto - Call for Contributions
The Seventh Open Classroom Conference: The european school 2.0
"Incubating Creativity and the Capacity for Innovation: Open Content, Social Networking Tools and Creative Learning for All"
15-17 October 2009. Porto, Portugal
collaboration with Universidade
Aberta, University of Porto. With the support of the European Commission DG Education and Culture
will offer the opportunity to European schools and teachers to present
and reflect upon their innovative experiences, to enhance cross-country
good practice on introducing and managing innovation in the school
Questions - Conference Themes
In the age of
the Social Web (Web 2.0/3.0), virtual learning environments empower
teachers and learners to open their classrooms and be part of emerging
folksonomies - the social construction of learning. Teachers and
learners alike are now using ICT very differently from one another and
ever more creatively.
The Porto Open Classroom Conference will explore
cope with the potential of collaborative knowledge building;
what is the
essence of learner control (empowerment of the learner) for different
age groups, disciplines and learning environments;
how do new
learning solutions (open content, open source software, social
networking) are introducing innovative experiences and facilitate
learning as a creative process;
competences are needed to be an active lifelong learner in the 21st
century multicultural society;
what is the
emerging role of the school-teacher in the European School 2.0.
and flexibility will characterise both the content and format
of the Porto Open Classroom Conference: inspiring keynote presentations
will be followed by moderated discussions, exhibition and presentation
of innovative tools and methods will be intertwined with hands-on
exploration of their potentials by participants.
School Networking and Innovation: areas for papers and contributions
Submissions should target one of these activities and
the ICT policy in and practice of the educational institution
in 2000 words for the School Networking and Innovation Workshops
innovative ICT-based teaching and
learning practices in an educational institution in 5000 words
to qualify for the European Award for
Innovation in the School System
an innovative ICT solution to be presented in the
form of Exhibitions or Demonstration Sessions in 2000 words.
submissions: 28 August Notification of
authors: 7 September
In case, you
would find difficulties in meeting the submission deadline, extension
may be granted upon request by e-mail to the EDEN Secretariat.
Venue Porto - Alfândega
do Porto Congress Center
will be hosted at the Alfândega
do Porto Congress Center, in downtown Porto, by the Douro River.
This historical building was the former customs house which after
recovering by Portuguese contemporary architects is now an outstanding
facility including a modern conference center and a transport and