The importance of using technology as a pedagogical tool in the classroom is practically unquestionable. For students to face the current and future challenges implies using resources and methods that are part of the times and challenges we face. The methodologies that worked well until the beginning of the XXI century no longer have the desired effects, because they are not enough to develop skills and competencies.
Therefore, it is undeniable that Environmental Education is a subject known in schools, and there is an extensive methodological range for the development of this theme. However, the TEAL methodology brings together by itself a type of collaborative learning based on “studio learning” with the use of digital materials and tools, lectures with much interactivity, based on a system of personal response that encourages interaction between students and teachers.
Thus, the Digital Garden for European Schools project, through the TEAL methodology present in each of the project’s partner countries, is currently preparing some digital tools as an app of a game to make available and incorporate in a classroom context.
These tools are directed to the autonomy and elaboration of small gardens / gardens in a domestic context, having as one of the main objectives to create a structure that involves the students more deeply in a multifunctional learning environment directed to the challenges of today, contributing to the formation of conscious citizens.
Technology and Gardening in the classroom.
An interdisciplinary combination!
More than ever, the teacher’s task is not to elaborate compartmentalized and single subject classes, but to socialize knowledge and the best way to provide this through interdisciplinarity.
Through the TEAL methodology students will be able to acquire greater visibility and dynamics to the hidden talent in each one of them, appealing simultaneously to environmental sensitivity and their own autonomy.
Did you know that…
The concept of interdisciplinarity is a question of our century, of today, however, we have to recognize that in past times, more precisely in Classical Antiquity, it is possible that Plato, was one of the first intellectuals to realize the need for a unified science, proposing that this task be performed by philosophy!
DIGITAL GARDEN FOR EUROPEAN SCHOOLS…
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