“European resource saving trends in Computer Science teacher training”
The module includes lectures where various study forms, such as multimedia technology, interactive methods, discussions, reviews, videos are used. Lectures cover the following topics: overview of the EU legislation in the field of resource saving and IT, the concepts and classification of energy saving technologies, European and Russian experience of resource saving, energy saving technologies and global experience of energy efficiency, modern information and communication technologies, free software as resource saving technology, electronic library and tablet technology as a resource in the preservation of raw wood, green information technology, cloud services as an element of green IT, intellectual resources and their resource efficiency through information technology and artificial intelligence, resource-saving educational technologies. There are 18 hours of lectures.
The module also includes seminars (36 hours) to deepen the basic concepts and obtain applied skills in the use of European methods of innovative learning based on green information technology. Practical work will include: project research, business and educational games, discussion, case study, problem-based learning, brainstorming, task solving on resource, creating mind maps etc.
A virtual platform which remotes methodical and information maintenance of educational process and provides an access all the materials of the module, reflective interaction with students, discussions on the forum etc., has been partially created as a part of the Module.
Practical skills acquired in the short term period are applied in training of students during the summer IT school and teaching practice. In the long run obtained competencies can be applied by the bachelors in research papers, bachelor's thesis or master's thesis, allowing to introduce the European innovative teaching techniques based on green information technologies in the educational process in schools and apply resource-saving technologies in their future professional activity.
The module was split between faculty lectures and seminars. An additional attraction of European teachers, conferences and other events within the framework of the module are planned to be financed from the University’s own funds.