Approaches to teaching and learning with technology (proPIC interactive tutorial2)

This iBook was created as part of the ERASMUS+ project proPIC ( by the partners from Newcastle University (UK). It represents the second iBook of a series called „proPIC Interactive Tutorials“, comprising eight iBooks in total. This second iBook contains information, as well as hands-on activities and best-practice examples on approaches to teaching and learning with technologies in language teacher education.

With technology so common, the temptation is to accept that it is useful for everything, including education, without thinking too much about how or why it might be effective. As prospective teachers, we need to consider how the technology can be useful for teaching and for learning. The way that teachers teach and the way that students learn can be supported by using technology. Technology can make learning more fun and more engaging if its use is planned carefully and not just as an add-on or as a gimmick. In this module we ask you to explore some of the theory that underpins the use of technology in education and to develop your opinions about it. Let’s start with something controversial to see what you think…

Type of providerEuropean project
EQF levelNo applicable
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Schedule informationFile to work through self-paced. All the Interactive Tutorials have been published on iTunes Books, the books are also available as pdf-files - please be aware that the interactive features and links might not work in this format.
Workload in hoursn/a
Admission procedureOpen to all
Type of credentialNone
Learning outcomeUsing digital tools for collaboration, content creation and problem solving
Using ICT software and hardware to collaborate and communicate with others, creating and editing new content (from word processing to images and video) and solving conceptual, technical and practical problems.
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Learning outcometeach teaching principles
Instruct students in the theory and practice of teaching, more specifically in the different teaching methods, classroom management, and learning processes.
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