Development of teaching scenarios

A total of 240 teaching scenarios for subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology for the 7th and 8th grade of elementary school and 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school is being developed through the e-Schools project: Establishment of the system of digitally mature schools (pilot project) ˝. CARNet signed the agreement for creation of the scenarios in March 2016 with a consortium of bidders made up of Profil Klett d.o.o., British Council and IDEM Centre for Inclusive Support. To design and create the scenarios, the Consortium of bidders employed relevant experts and experts for methodical design of materials for each of the four targeted subjects, as well as inclusive experts who contributed their expertise to adapting the designed activities of teaching scenarios to students with special educational needs.A total of 240 teaching scenarios for subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology for the 7th and 8th grade of elementary school and 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school is being developed through the e-Schools project: Establishment of the system of digitally mature schools (pilot project) ˝.

CARNet signed the agreement for creation of the scenarios in March 2016 with a consortium of bidders made up of Profil Klett d.o.o., British Council and IDEM Centre for Inclusive Support. To design and create the scenarios, the Consortium of bidders employed relevant experts and experts for methodical design of materials for each of the four targeted subjects, as well as inclusive experts who contributed their expertise to adapting the designed activities of teaching scenarios to students with special educational needs.

The e-Schools teaching scenarios development process

The e-Schools teaching scenarios development process implies the following activities by different project participants.

  1. Designing and developing teaching scenarios is accomplished by the experts of the consortium of bidders made up of relevant specialists, experts of methodological design of teaching scenarios, and inclusive experts.
  2. Revision of each teaching scenario is carried out at two levels:
    1. internal evaluation – implemented by CARNet, the Faculty of Organization and Informatics and the Education and Teacher Training Agency (CARNet partners in the e-Schools pilot project);
    2. external review – conducted by nine independent experts, methodologists, and inclusion experts.
  3. Correction – conducted by the consortium of bidders in accordance with the revision feedback.

Testing e-Schools teaching scenarios in schools.

After the first 20 training scenarios were made in the spring of 2016, testing of the teaching scenarios was conducted in 13 schools participating in the e-Schools project. Testing was carried out by a consortium of bidders in cooperation with CARNet and the Faculty of Organization and Informatics. The schools included in the testing applied 20 training scenarios as developed so far in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology classes, with 5 scenarios for each of the four natural science subjects tailored to three levels of performance complexity. Upon completion of the teaching scenarios in the teaching process, teachers and students completed a questionnaire in digital form. The teacher questionnaire was filled out by 91 people, and the one for students was filled by 1509. An additional video interview was conducted with all the teachers who participated in the test.

Approximately 60% of students commented that lessons with teaching scenarios are more interesting, and more than 70% claim to understand better, it is easier for them to remember and that the lessons are more related to real life.