The iLike project aims to deploy new information- and mobile technology, and specifically focus on the logical structure of languages to strengthen the learning of basic skills. This will be an avenue for developing analytical, structural and creative diagnostic language thinking among secondary school children’s and high school students, through blended learning activities that can be integrated into existing school curricula as complementary educational tools. Activities will encourage children and students to set diagnoses to a text in order to break down selected language themes, and demonstrate solutions that are the result of collective, creative peer learning problem solving processes that may include creative learning through immediate feedback from assessments. The new training method and software solutions will take into account computer literacy levels in the selected age groups.
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The iLike project extends the (traditional) teaching and learning dynamics of languages from vertical transmission of information and knowledge from the instructor to the students, to a explorative novel horizontal two-way learning environment where it is easy and flexible on a just-in-time basis to foster inquiry and problem based active solving approaches. Instead of providing rules and “correct” answers the students will be given the opportunity to validate their own solutions according to a system with checklists that point towards the rules that lay behind the sentence build up.
Through this self-verification the students will be directed towards understanding the logical structure of language, enabling them to create and reproduce the rules themselves at all times. The teacher will validate or elaborate solutions together with the students.
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