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A paradigm shift in the role of the teacher

 The role of the teacher must be changed accordingly, as well as the general perception of the education system. We propose a new concept here that seeks thought flexibility that will allow students to lead the learning process.

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Team
UTeach
Team members
Liat Eliasaf, Efrat Emmanuel, Romi cohen, Nadav Tirosh-Warshai, Rina Ran, Ifat Lizki, Bella Dei
Members roles and background

Rina Ran and Liat Eliasaf are leader educators at Weizman school in Beit Yehosua, Hof Hasharon - we use digital tools in our classroom, skype sessions with classes around the world, we look for inovative ways for our teaching.

Nadav and Romi are students in Highschool, they indicated the need for  adding more experiential parts to lessons: games, challenges, contests, presentations, - approaches to teaching.

Ifat Lizki , Bella Dei - educatores

Contact details
mail: rina.r@wschool.org.il

Teachers Role

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Solution description

A paradigm shift in the role of the teacher, from teacher to teacher to teacher, which allows students to lead the learning process.

 How will it be expressed?

Systemic change that allows for other learning:

Two days a week the students choose what to learn from a collection of engaging topics (social field, curriculum values ​​or any other field), leading the process of teaching and learning. Students develop lessons along with content mindsets and share them in the virtual environment for the benefit of all participants.

how?

Expert opinion experts from parents, community, teachers and students will be recruited to accompany each topic according to their expertise

The teacher becomes a mentor, a mediator, a motivator.

The venture:

Developing a collaborative virtual learning environment for selecting study topics, raising lessons to be developed, learning outcomes, and assessment methods.

Learning the areas of knowledge in the self-selection box will take place in the urban / local area (and not necessarily in the school where the child is studying).

 

Learning breaks the boundaries of the classroom, the school, the education system, changing roles (students become teachers). Relevant, innovative, tailored learning.

Solution context

21st century education is undergoing far-reaching changes. . We are witnessing changes in teaching, the use of digital tools and changes in learning environments. The role of the teacher must also change accordingly, as well as the general perception of the education system. We propose a new concept here that seeks thought flexibility that will allow students to lead the learning process.

 There is a need to discover flexibility and allow students to lead the learning process.

There is a gap between office requirements and what we would love to do. Commitment to achievement, goal-oriented, meeting requirements and firm on the other hand is not releasing. The ministry requires pedagogical innovation.

If we assume that the firm gives up the standard achievement measurement. Is it possible then to change the role of the teacher?

There is a need to narrow the gap between teacher attempts to regenerate 21st century teaching and the requirements of the Ministry of Education that are still fixed on traditional teaching ... To add experiential parts to lessons: games, challenges, contests, presentations, - approaches to teaching.

Solution target group

Systemic change that allows for other learning:

Two days a week the students choose what to learn from a collection of engaging topics (social field, curriculum values ​​or any other field), leading the process of teaching and learning. Students develop lessons with content minds and share them in the virtual environment for the benefit of all participants.

how?

Expert opinion experts from parents, community, teachers and students will be recruited to accompany each topic according to their expertise

The teacher becomes a mentor, a mediator, a motivator.

 

The venture:

Developing a collaborative virtual learning environment for selecting study topics, raising lessons to be developed, learning outcomes, and assessment methods.

Learning the areas of knowledge in the self-selection box will take place in the urban / local area (not necessarily in the school where the child is studying).

Learning breaks the boundaries of the classroom, the school, the education system, changing roles (students become teachers). Relevant, innovative, tailored learning.

Solution impact

The change we propose here, in which students affect the world beyond the boundaries of the school, create and share new content and knowledge - will bring about a change in our education system in Israel, break through the borders of our state and become a world change. We believe that the change we propose will result in a change in the role of the learner (taking responsibility for learning, student attitude to school). The change is based on the skills required for 21st century education, which the student will acquire in the new learning process offered here.

Solution tweet text

Students will choose the subject of study, where and with whom they will study, plan a lesson and teach their peers, receive mentorship and, at the end of the process, share the materials in a collaborative space.

Solution innovativeness

Today, students, studying in the group, teaching their peers, getting feedback from their friends and presenting their knowledge and insights to the class. We suggest giving the student the authority to develop and plan a lesson, experiment with his teaching, receive feedback and correct if necessary and then share a collaborative site. Our innovation actually allows anyone to teach. The teacher can be anyone! UTeach!

Solution transferability

We believe that the change we propose is demanding and can be implemented in any liberal education system anywhere in the world.

Solution sustainability

That the change we propose here, in which students affect the world beyond the boundaries of the school, create and share new content and knowledge - will bring about change in our education system in Israel, break through the borders of our country and become a world change. We believe that the change we propose will result in a change in the role of the learner (assuming responsibility for learning, student attitude to school). The change is based on the skills required for education in the 21st century, which the student will acquire in the new learning process offered here.

Solution team work

The group work was done in full cooperation, we heard the opinions of all the members of the group of teachers and students, discussed ideas, improved and offered a solution that was acceptable to all of us. Ran I believe we can continue to work together in the future!

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