The project

T4L is to be regarded as a development plan for teaching skills and e-learning for Padua University teachers. At the end of the proposed courses, FLC members will be able to offer each other support in teaching practices by:

  • experimenting new ways of encouraging students to participate more actively in the learning process ;
  • gradually de-privatising their teaching practices;
  • encouraging other colleagues to join the Faculty Learning Community.

The teachers involved in the project do so voluntarily and are, thus, highly motivated, with a strong inclination to share their experiences with other colleagues.
The project is co-ordinated by Daniela Mapelli (Vice Rector of Teaching), Monica Fedeli and Carlo Mariconda (Teaching Advisors for innovative teaching, training in Higher Education, e-learning and distance learning)

  Specific aims of the course

  1. To encourage awareness of the assumptions and values underpinning teaching and learning; 
  2. To create a place where teaching and learning issues can be freely discussed;
  3. To promote new methods, techniques and technologies that encourage student participation and involvement;  
  4. To share teaching practices and strategies among the group; 
  5. To create an opportunity for peer observation in the classroom and constructive feedback;  
  6. To learn coaching and mentoring practices that will help colleagues develop better ways of generating learning.  

  T4L in practice

Following a request from a Department or School, the university will organise workshops in Innovative Teaching and New Technologies. A Digital Badge to certify the acquired skills will be awarded to teachers who have participated in at least five such workshops.

  Some examples of workshop titles

  • Learner – Centered Teaching
  • Participatory teaching and learning methods 
  • Promoting positive relationships with students: Role of Teacher
  • Active learning
  • Building a learning community 
  • Facilitating small and large group discussion 
  • Effective feedback for promoting learning
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Promoting self-directed teaching and learning 
  • Introduction to using Moodle
  • Assessment via Moodle
  • Video and screencast in teaching
  • Data collection tools
  • Digital ink