Innovation in the Secondary Education in Spain: Future Teachers´ Recommendations and Conceptions

Maria Luisa Renau

Abstract


 

The present paper describes the research carried out in the subject of the The University Master's Degree for Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching at the University Jaume I (Castellón, Spain): ‘Teaching Innovation and Introduction to Educational Research’ in the specialty of Language and Literature and Language Teaching. 45 students are involved in this subject. As part of the subject´s assessment, our students are asked to work in groups in order to write a research proposal divided into two main parts: (i) theoretical background (definition of innovative teaching, main trends and authors and some examples of innovative projects), (ii) students define the innovative tool/resource they have chosen (e.g. blog, podcasts, digital books, Mahara, fakebook, etc.) and design a didactic unit using this virtual tool. In this paper, we analyse the virtual resources chosen by our students and reflect their feelings and opinions about the implementation of these new innovative materials in a real secondary school classroom. Result show that these innovative tools can help secondary school teachers to enrich and improve the teaching/learning method by supporting the traditional method but, by no means, substituting it; however not all our students think about the possibility of implementing them.


[1] Research Project: P1.1A2014-02, codi comptable 14/308


Keywords


innovation, secondary education, virtual resources

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