International Education Conference

“Theoretical and Practical   Aspects of Distance Learning”
E-Learning & Lifelong Learning
DLCC2013 - October 2013


Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn,  

University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.
Silesia University Education Conference – Opening session

Conference chair: Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska (Silésia University)

How should we teach in the school of the future? 

Conference Keynote

Keynote speaker Prof. António dos Reis (Extremadura University - Spain;
The graal Institute - Portugal
These contents have been produced based on the results on the conclusions of two research projects about: "How should we teach from the methodological point of view" and "Teacher skill´s for the school of the future".

It covers the following aspects: About technological and pedagogical point of view; About distance learning; How do we learn; How should we teach; Topics to be a good learner; About teachers skil´s for the school of the futures.

We presented the keynote conference and moderated the e-round table debte.

During our life time we across several stage of learn and teach.
 If you want to be a good student you must:

·         Learn   how to learn;

·         learn     and      learn, about a specific scientific area

But if you want to be a teacher you must had more skills, like:

·         Learn about new teaching  methodologies and Technologies

·         Teach   how to learn;

·         Teach   and       teach, about a specific scientific area you are involved;

If you want to teach teachers, you must do even more

·         Teach   how to teach.

A student should start by learn how to learn, this means the methodology of learning, which facilitates to be a good student and much benefit of your learning effort.

If we consider a constructivist approach, we must consider three phases in three different levels evolution:

1.      Defining roles and moulding;

2.      Coaching;

3.      Built your own knowledge with Support and scaffolding. 

But before all, we have to investigate, about the evolution and “How does a human being learns” .
After we can investigate and define a proper methodology "how should we teach"


DLCC 2013 - Selected Presentations

e-Round table debate about:
"The school of the future"

Prof. Pedro Veiga (Former Pro Rector of Lisbon University)

Prof. Norbet Pachler (Co Director of Education Institute of London University)

Prof. David Richardson (English language distance Teaching Coordinator at Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Prof. João Duque (Director of Economy and Business Administration Faculty at Lisbon University)

Prof. Theo Hug (President of Multimedia Institute at Innsbruck Unniversity)

Prof. Xabier Basogain (Multimedia Coordinator - Basque Country University)

Prof. Stefan Bedin ( WeZupport CEO - Sweden)

Prof. Ângela Pinto (PFISER international professional trainer)

Prof. Teresa Passos (Dynargie professioanl Trainer coordinator)

Moderators: Prof. Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska, Prof. António dos Reis, Prof. Magdalena Roszak 

 Topics in debate

Opening Keynote

1.       Identifying what is the “called school of the future”
 Kenote Speaker: Prof. Norbert Pachler

2.    Synchronous and asynchronous teaching, presence and distance learning.
 (“How to evolve from presence to blended learning”)
Keynote speaker: Prof. David Richardson 
3.       Long Life Learning, formal, informal learning  
Keynote speaker Prof. João Duque - Lisbon University

4.  The importance of MOOCs(Massive Open Online Courses), OER (Open Education Resources), OCW (Open Course Ware) to improve "The school of the future".
Keynote speaker: Prof. Theo Hug, Innsbruck University.

5. e-Round table conclusions
Prof. Xabier Basogain - Basque Country University


Finaly we must as well define what should be the compulsive and recommended skills that a teacher must have to be a good teach for the “school of the future”.