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Critical and reflective thinking is acknowledged as one of the key skills within Education for Sustainable Development (ESD whereas sustainable development requires a shift in the mental models which frame our thinking and inform our decisions and actions.This paper describes the implementation of a blended learning lesson unit which aspired to active pupils’ reflective practices in order to negotiate the controversial topic of Genetically Modified Food (GMF). The intervention was implemented in a semi-rural school in Chania, Crete, with the participation of 23 sixth grade pupils. Specific changes in the pedagogical practices were adopted, pertaining to content, time and space conventions, and the use of online learning activities. The instructional design activated pupils’ reflective practices causing cognitive dissonance, leading to a community of discourse and exploration.

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This paper examines the potential of utilizing new WEB 2.0 tools, specifically the Learning Activity Management System (LAMS), into K-6 instructional practices, as a means to create an open, cooperative learning environment. Through a participatory action research procedure, the research team constructed a project under the title “Advertising Food”, which was implemented on a rural school in Chania-Crete. The aim of the research was to investigate the activation level of the students, the communication status through multiple means of communication (online, face to face, synchronous – asynchronous) and the effect of the learning design upon the students and the teachers.

Key Words: LAMS, E-Learning, Media Education, Health Education

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Open Education: Planning, developing, monitoring, distributing, modifying and reusing learning sequences with LAMS.
Dr S. Papadakis
Professor
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E-Learning is deeply embedded in the lives of traditional and distance formal and non-formal education. The Learning Activity Management System (LAMS), is an open source Learning Design system for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with an intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. LAMS is "inspired" by the concept and principles of IMS Learning Design. This paper aims to present the theoretical framework of learning design and community of practice. It provides some initial ideas on how LAMS might be utilized to support the ideal of open education and the creation and dissemination of open educational resources.

Keywords: LAMS, Learning Design, Learning Community of Practice

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Development and advancement of an online knowledge community for health education

Nikos Dovros
Phd Student
           Makrakis Vasileios
Professor

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With the call for a change in the way students are educated in order to meet their demands in the era of information and technology, new innovative teaching methods are under investigation. The purpose of this study is to outline the implications of using this approach to promote school health education concepts for a sustainable future society with the use of ICT tools. Participatory action research is the research method adopted to inquire the presuppositions needed, in order to develop an online environment to advance education for sustainable development, especially in the health education area.  The ultimate aim of the study is to construct an online community, which will scaffold the teachers with learning and teaching modules for problem-based learning activities and promote schools as agents of education for sustainable development.

Keywords: continuing professional development, health education, problem-based learning, sustainable development, teachers as agents of change.

Full pdf text (Summit for the redefinment of teacher education towards sustainable development)