Advanced Course

Goals

Technological innovation is increasingly penetrating the world of education: new technologies - follow and sometimes foster - methodological innovation.

This has a strong impact on education and on the related job market:

  • teachers must be able to effectively  use new technologies and instruct their colleagues
  • trainers for teachers and school staff are needed
  • companies providing educational tools must be able to rely on of people who are familiar not only with new  technologies  but also with the specific application domain (education)

The Italian school has also developed an increasing sensitivity toward the topic of "special needs", which has been effectively addressed by  new technologies, with a wide range of tools whose knowledge is of critical importance.

The Advanced Course in Technologies for Education: Devices and Diversity aims at providing graduates with all the tools they need to successfully face this change, focusing on education and technology.

The advanced course addresses the topic of diversity, putting the emphasis on a blended as educational approach, which can also tackle the needs of  of disabled and neurodivergent subjects. The course  covers a great variety of topics, such as educational robotics, computational thinking, smart communities and serious gaming, but also digital infrastructures of the school and administrative digitalization.

In addition to the certificate of attendance released at the end of the course, students who successfully complete the course will obtain a certificate issued by the AICA (Associazione Italiana Calcolo Automatico), which entitles teachers to subscribe to the AICA register of Trainers of the Digital School National Plan (Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale).

The ideal candidate f is a graduate interested in school and education, who a good knowledge of English and good computer skills. Excellent logical and interpersonal skills are also required.

Applications

Applications must be submitted online by February 22, 2017 at 12:00, noon (GMT + 1).

Candidates must follow the on-line application process at http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/serv-studenti submitting the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (in Italian - European Format)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree certificate with list of taken exams
  • Motivation letter  (written in Italian)
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Certificate proving the  knowledge of the English language  (B1 level CEFR minimum is required).  A sself-declaration is also accepted.

The official language of the course is Italian. Prospective students must be fluent in Italian to apply.

Schedule

The course is due to start in March 2017 and will last for 12 months.  

The course is structured into:

  • a 4-month period of face-to-face teaching;
  • a 2-week period abroad (which by be replaced by a 2-week project work period);
  • a 6-month internship in companies or institutions operating in the education field;
  • a final term for the preparation of the final report and related examination.

Attendance is compulsory (students must attend at least ,  75% of the didactic activity and of the internship ).

Scholarships

The  15 admitted candidates obtaining the highest score are entitled to a scholarship consisting of:

  • exemption from payment of the  4,000-euro tuition fee
  • a 6,000-euro scholarship, paid in 12 500-euro monthly installments and calculated based on attendance of the activities
  • admitted candidates (including scholarship holders) must pay a 100-euro confirmation fee  within 7 days from the date of publication of the selection results.

This fee is non-refundable.

Enrollment fee

The tuition fee corresponds to 4,000 euros.
Scholarship holders will be exempted from the payment of the tuition fee.

Information

For further information, please check the TEDD official website of the course at latemar.science.unitn.it/TEDD

Contacts: tedd.disi [at] unitn.it