On September 10, 11, 14, 2018, at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University within the framework of the project “Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments” (MoPED) – №586098-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP took place Educational seminar “Collaboration for the creation of research spaces for knowledge in the Go-Lab ecosystem”, which was attended by teachers of the Novopecherska School, Educational Complex #141, “ORT”, “International School”, “Liko-school” and faculty of schools related to STEM. From Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University participated in the workshop Nataliia Morze – Vice-Rector on Informational Technologies, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine – Project Manager; Oksana Buinytska – Associate Professor, Ph.D., Head of IT in Education Laboratory – Project Administrator; Vasylenko Svitlana – Deputy Head on the Content and Research of IT in Education Laboratory; Vember Viktoriia – PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and Mathematics; Gladun Mariia – Senior Lecturer of the Department of Information Technologies and Mathematical Sciences of the Faculty of Information Technology and Management; Anastasiia Tiutiunnyk – Methodist of the Center of ICT competencies of IT in Education Laboratory; Valeriia Smirnova – Methodist of the Center of ICT competencies of IT in Education Laboratory – the technical staff of the project.
On the first day of the seminar, the main speaker – Olga Dziabenko, a research scientist at Deusto University (Spain) introduced the Inquiry Base Science Education, the Go-Lab toolkit and the Inquiry Learning Space (ILS) toolkit. The Go-Lab ecosystem consists of two main components: the Collections of Virtual Labs and Applications on the Go-Lab Portal and the Graasp Research Framework, as well as helping to implement innovative teaching methods, such as Inquiry Base Science Education in the educational process.
On the second day of the seminar, the participants were introduced to the main features of the Graasp platform, in particular, the use of applications for virtual and remote experiments, the integration of Graasp with external resources, the work of the Analytical Programs Learning Analytics Apps. The main purpose of these tools is the practical realization of research-based learning, in which pupils and students learn to analyze and evaluate experimental data, establish logical connections, think critically and draw conclusions. It contributes to the formation of their educational, informational, experimental, research and professional competence.
The participants learned how to design, create and use research training environments in educational activities, get acquainted with the stages of research training, the requirements for ILS training content, the ability to organize group work in the environment, technical and methodological support at all stages of the development of ILS.
On the last day of the seminar, the participants presented their ILS-projects that could be implemented in the educational process for different age groups and target groups, discussed the peculiarities of the implementation and use of the created research training environments. Upon completion of the event, each participant received a participant’s certificate.