Heritage Education and Initial Teacher Training: an International Experience

Antonella Poce, Francesco Agrusti, Maria Rosaria Re

Abstract


The great interest and debate on teachers 21st century skills development is closely connected with a “new” approach to education and learning which inevitably affects the present and the future of the whole education system.
Roma Tre University Museum Education Centre took part in the Erasmus+ DICHE project (Digital Innovation in Cultural Heritage Education) and carried out activities taking into consideration the project theoretical model: informing primary school teachers of new education practices in cultural heritage fruition which employ technologies and also include the evaluation of their effectiveness in learning in terms of competences development. A web app devoted to integrate technology in heritage fruition within primary school education was designed and implemented as one of the project core activities. This paper presents the development and the piloting of this application for mobile devices as a tool for teachers in training: the MuseTech web app.

Keywords


teacher training, innovation, heritage education, cross-sectional skills, technology assisted education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20368/1971-8829/1488



Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).