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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

ASPETE (School of Pedagogical & Technological Education)

Name of the organisation: School of Pedagogical and Technological Education ASPETE
Address: Station Eirini HSAP, 14121, Heraklio Attikis, GR
Tel: (+30 ) 2102896762
Fax: (+30 ) 2102823247
Web site: www.aspete.gr
Name of the contact person: Dimitris Alimisis
Function: Member of teaching staff, Head of the Educational Technology Lab in Patras
Tel: (+30 ) 2610 433664
Fax: (+30 ) 2610 433544
E-mail: [email protected]
Type of organisation:
  • Higher School of Teacher Education
Fields of action:
  • Universities
  • Public Authorities
  • Schools
  • Teacher education
Description of the organization The School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (A.S.PE.T.E.) is located in Athens, Greece. It is a self-administered public legal entity. The School comprises the following Departments: Department of Electrical Engineering educators, Department of Electronic Engineering educators, Department of Mechanical Engineering educators, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering educators, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering educators, General Department of Education and General Department of General Courses. The permanent teaching staffs include 60 members (23 working at the General Education Department). The School's mission includes the provision of concurrent pedagogical and technological education to its students (about 2000), the promotion of applied research in educational technology and pedagogy, and the provision of pedagogical training, further training or specialization. The diploma issued by the Departments of ASPETE is officially recognised and qualifies its holders for teaching in the corresponding discipline in secondary education. The School also implements courses of up to two semesters' duration that are supplementary to those run by its Departments: courses of pedagogical training intended for qualified or prospective teachers and courses of further training or specialization intended for qualified teachers or non. Student-teachers that have successfully completed the courses are awarded a Certificate of Pedagogical and Teaching Competence, in the case of the pedagogical training courses, and a Certificate of Further Training or Specialization, in the case of the further training or specialization courses. One-year courses of pedagogical training are implemented in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos, Ioannina, and Heraklion-Crete, whereas courses of specialization are implemented in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras.
Experience in previous projects Dimitris Alimisis has served as

promoter of the Socrates Programme in Greece

participant in international study visit in Stornoway, UK (1995), European Programme Arion

coordinator of the European project "Aristotle-Galilei-Newton" (1996-97), Comenius

partner in the Comenius 2.1 project "Cheminc" (2000-2003)

participant in international training courset in Budapest, European Programme Gründtvig (2004)

partner in the Comenius 2.1 project "SEE-_EU TOOL" (2005-2008)

coordinator of the European project "TERECoP", Comenius 2.1, 2006-2009
Contact person's experience D. Alimisis (Ph. D. in Science Education) has been officially accredited in Greece as educator of teachers and trainers in the field of adult education, member of the Hellenic Organization of Information and Communication Technology in Education, of the Hellenic Union of Science Education, of the Hellenic Union of Adult Education and of the Eurologo Conference Scientific Committee.

Dimitris Alimisis is the head of the Lab of Educational Technology of ASPETE in Patras and has been involved in teaching and research in the field of educational technology at the level of teacher education during the last 10 years including teacher training in the constructivist use of ICT and in innovative practices concerning pedagogic use of ICT in Science and Technology Education. Our Lab has a long experience in training student-teachers in educational technology and in pedagogical applications of ICT, especially in the areas of science and technology. The content of our courses and our training culture is inspired from the cognitive theories of learning (Piaget), the discovery model (Bruner) and the constructivism-constructionism (Papert). The educational philosophy of the courses is based on the premise that the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool presupposes the appropriate pedagogical teacher's intervention and the appropriate hardware and software that can transform technology to a valuable tool for learning and for student's intellectual development.

Our expertise include the use of educational software (such as concept mapping tools, modelling tools, exploratory and interactive simulations, Logo-based environments) in practical ways during our training courses intending to help student-teachers to adopt the incorporation of these technological tools in their teaching repertoire aiming at a change from traditional teacher-centred methods of instruction to constructivist ones. We have also a long experience in using the internet-based communication for educational purposes.

Our face to face courses are supported by an e-class community http://eclass.gunet.gr offering on-line training materials and asynchronous communication tools allowing students to practice from their own private place and at a time convenient for them. The Lab of Educational Technology of ASPETE in Patras has developed educational projects at regional, national and European level involving teachers and students from secondary schools. Research papers presenting our work have been presented in national and international conferences.

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15 November 2012

[email protected] at the Future of Education Conference

The [email protected] projet will be presented at the third edition of the “Future of Education” international conference, held in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013. Over 250 participants from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference participants belong to the sectors of higher education, school education, vocational education and training as well as adult education, therefore representing all of the target groups of the [email protected] project.

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