Helen Caldwell, Emma Whewell and Evelyn Hartley hosted a visit from Anna Bruun from Aalborg University on 29th -31st January. We are meeting Sólveig Jakobsdóttir from the University of Iceland 22nd -23rd February. Both visits involve connecting online with Carmen de las Cuevas from the University of the Basque Country via a webinar.
The purpose of the meetings is to prepare an Erasmus+ bid: Digital Learning across Boundaries (DLaB). We are aiming develop a model for the innovative use of technology in an interdisciplinary and a transnational context by developing three themes over three years in partnership with universities in Spain, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Belgium. Our themes are Technology Outdoors, Stem to SteAm (integrating the arts into the STEM subjects) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). We will develop a strategic partnership consisting of teacher educators, teachers, trainee teachers, school pupils and representatives from cultural and creative industries to explore how teacher education can impact on learning by facilitating connectedness, harnessing innovative practices, and promoting digital learning across boundaries.