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El proyecto “Europa de todos y para todos: una guía digital de tu ciudad” está cofinanciado por el programa Erasmus+ de la Unión Europea. El contenido de este blog es responsabilidad exclusiva del "CEPA Distrito Centro" y "Dublin Adult Learning Centre" y ni la Comisión Europea, ni el Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE) son responsables del uso que pueda hacerse de la información aquí difundida.

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2022

Talleres para el Alumnado



Starting the Erasmus project "Dublin For One and For All"

Dublin For One and For All



Our group has been working for the last eight weeks every Friday morning on our Erasmus project "Dublin For One and For All". When we came together, we explained to the class the background and general aims of the project - to work on our literacy, digital skills and eventually to create personal maps/digital maps of living in Dublin 1.  We also mentioned that we are linking in with an adult education centre in Madrid in Spain who are working on a similar project for the year! 

Like all groups coming together for the first time, we thought it was important to do a number of different exercises that would help to form a team, to create a group that would work well together over the course of the Erasmus project. 



On the first day we encouraged everyone to write their name as if it was a Dublin street sign - the white on blue with the postal code number on the side. The group participants chose the postal code for the area in which they live, work or study.  We asked everyone to tell us their name but more importantly to tell us the story behind their name! Who gave you this name? What does your name mean?




On the second week we asked the group to build a tower only using newspaper, paper clips and a limited amount of tape! We asked the group to divide into two teams to see who could create the highest tower!








The first few weeks also involved reading stories about people who live in the Dublin 1 area and working on some word games online to practise new vocabulary. We also discovered that every area of Dublin has a postcode number and asked the group to reassemble a map of Dublin and then to match the area with the postcode. In week 6 of the class, we took a trip down to the General Post Office in Dublin mapping the landmarks and streets that we passed along the way! 
A model of the GPO (General Post Office) in O'Connell Street in Dublin


                                                                     
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
We also looked at the concept of city, country and continent and we asked the group to split into three and explore each of them! This led to some work on reading and researching about Madrid (city), Spain (country) and continent (Europe). The group got a chance to present to the larger group what they discovered! 




The last few weeks we have been reading stories about people who live in the area - the shops they go to, where they send their children to school, the places they go to at the weekend like the gym, the park, the pub! We have encouraged the group to find the places on a map, to draw a map and also to go out and follow the same route! We have been using our reading, writing, spelling and digital skills all the time!

On reflection, it’s clear that our group is following Tuckman’s Stages of a Group. Tuckman’s model forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning stages of all groups. 

  • Forming - a group coming together and getting to know each other. We did this with some icebreakers and group games - building a tower, finding out about each other
  • Storming - group members being more open about ideas and some disagreement/conflict. It is important for tutors to have a plan and clear goals about what we are doing. We did some more literacy and digital skills here to keep everyone focused
  • Norming - At this stage the groups are clear about goals and aims. We found that creating the posters on city, county and continent was really effective at this stage as the small groups shared their ideas and worked together in a common goal!
  • Performing - Now on week eight, the group have gained trust with each other and are comfortable working together with their learning
  • Adjourning - at the end of each class, we ask the group to 'check out' - which is asking them to reflect on how the class went. This is a chance to think about their learning, what they enjoyed and what they want to do next.


The group at the Garden of Remembrance, a city landmark on the way to the post office!

The group outside the General Post Office in Dublin!

The group presenting their posters on Madrid, Spain and Europe!

Working on our reading and digital skills using the tablets!




Group work on reassembling maps!




We have learning in the palm of our hands! 

By tutors: Mary-Claire, Fionnaigh & Cameron









lunes, 14 de marzo de 2022



El proyecto “Europa de todos y para todos: una guía digital de tu ciudad” está cofinanciado por el programa Erasmus+ de la Unión Europea. El contenido de este blog es responsabilidad exclusiva del "CEPA Distrito Centro" y "Dublin Adult Learning Centre" y ni la Comisión Europea, ni el Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE) son responsables del uso que pueda hacerse de la información aquí difundida. 


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