The Leonardo da Vinci project
Innovation Laboratories to ensure the quality of vocational education

Innovative methods of training and education

In the literature on the subject, a teaching method is defined as the ways of teacher’s operation, aiming at introduction of changes in students’ knowledge or skills, controlling them. In the completed project, i-Lab was applied for the first time within the scope of vocational education. Technologies, ways of moderation and environment applied in an i-Lab, in the light of the above-mentioned definition, create a new, innovative teaching method. As compared with traditional methods, it activates all the session participants to joint action. Use of the software ensuring anonymity enables to minimise the communication barriers experienced by persons socially withdrawn and of low self-esteem. The lab environment impacts stimulation of imagination and search for non-standard solutions of posed issues, enables to use computers on theoretical classes, thus involving in action to a greater degree, and is positively perceived by the session participants. Experience from sessions organised under the project shows that specific, interesting outcomes were managed to be developed in a relatively short time. It would be impossible with use of traditional methods, or would require more time and work.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein
Projekt: Devilart - strony internetowe