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Telematics for Teacher Training (T3)

Telematics for Teacher Training (T3) is a project funded by the Community's Telematics Applications RTD programme which aims to encourage teachers to incorporate information technologies into their daily work.

The T3 project is being implemented by a partnership of seven teac...
Telematics for Teacher Training (T3) is a project funded by the Community's Telematics Applications RTD programme which aims to encourage teachers to incorporate information technologies into their daily work.

The T3 project is being implemented by a partnership of seven teacher training organizations from across the EU. The project targets primary and secondary teachers of mathematics, languages, science and technology, as well as teacher trainers and library staff. Practical sessions will show how telematics tools such as the World Wide Web, e-mail, virtual workshops and video conferencing can benefit the educational profession and its students.

A special course is currently being created for librarians who work with teachers. Following this, a core curriculum for telematics in teacher training which will be made available to teachers across Europe is to be developed. An innovative aspect of the project is that all the courses are developed and revised regionally to create a unique European educational approach can be used across the EU. Each course is developed by one of the partners, and then reviewed by each of the other partners. As part of this process, material will be adapted to suit different regions' cultural and linguistic conditions.

Participants in the project are already reacting enthusiastically, and have created new tools to bring teachers into contact with each other and locate resources more easily. The most important aspect of T3, however, is its multiplier effect, since the small number of teachers who participate in the project can spread the benefits of the Information Society by introducing new innovative work techniques.

Source: European Commission, ISPO

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