Discetech: Advanced Training on Technologies and Didactic for Italian Teachers
Mario A. Bochicchio, Roberto Paiano, Giuseppina Marselli, Univ. of Lecce, Italy ; Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The Discetech project was conceived in 1996 at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) to integrate technological training and educational practice. In Discetech, in fact, we train teachers on the use of computer applications (CD's, Internet, software, videoconference, …), then we prepare it to design teaching experiences to be performed in their own classrooms. Each experience is observed and measured, from the didactic point of view, by adopting a number of parameters (about the training process, the educational aspects, the knowledge acquisition and the contents selection). In the final phase of each year the results are evaluated, compared and shared among all participants in order to gain the largest possible amount of knowledge about the adopted teaching modalities and the achieved results. Discetech is an experimental project rather than a simple upgrading course; it is conceived to observe and to better understand different aspects of the Italian School.
Bochicchio, M.A., Paiano, R., Marselli, G. & Paolini, P. (2001). Discetech: Advanced Training on Technologies and Didactic for Italian Teachers. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 15-19). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).