PLATON online course (1st edition)

Course Description

This online course aims at presenting the PLATON methodology as well as to train teachers in using it in their every-day teaching practice.

The course will be distributed in 4 sessions of 2h30 each.

Our main focus will be on the exploration of the PLATON methodology – WIIL – Working with Interdisciplinarity and Inquiry Based Learning, using the project’s resources like the 3D Interdisciplinary Map of Science Ideas, as well as the Inquiry Under the Microscope toolkit.

After participating in this course, participants will be invited to implement the methodology in their practice, turning their school into a PLATON school, receiving by the end of the year a PLATON school certificate.

PLATON promotes collaboration among teachers from the same school unit so it is good if you can find at least one more teacher from your school, preferably from a different subject area, to collaborate with you.

After participating in this course, you will also receive a certificate of participation.

 

Registration

This is a free course; however, registration is mandatory through the form that is available at the bottom of this page.

The first edition of the PLATON online course will take place at 17h00 UT on the following dates:

  • 19th December 2017 (Tuesday) – 1st session
  • 4th January 2018 (Thursday) – 2nd session
  • 9th January 2018 (Tuesday) – 3rd session
  • 18th January 2018 (Thursday) – 4th session

Close to each date, a link for the online course will be sent to all registered participants.

Course program

1st session

  • Presenting PLATON
  • PLATON methodology – WIIL – Working with Interdisciplinarity and Inquiry Based Learning
  • PLATON e-Agorá – discover all our tools and resources
  • Being a PLATON teacher in your country

2nd session

  • The Big Ideas of Science
  • Interdisciplinarity and collaboration using the 3D Interdisciplinary Map of the Big Ideas of Science
  • Introduction to Inquiry Based Learning
  • Proposal of work between sessions using the 3D Map of the Big Ideas of Science

3rd Session

  • Discussion about the work between sessions
  • PLATON’s Inquiry Under the Microscope toolkit
  • PLATON’s already made activities
  • Proposal of work between sessions using the Inquiry Under the Microscope toolkit

4th Session

  • Discussion about the work between sessions
  • PLATON’s student assessment tool
  • General discussion and questions
  • Course evaluation

 

Registration Form