The KNORK seminar and teachers’ workshop took place from 1-4 February 2016 in the educational sports center of the Technical University of Sofia, situated at the Semkovo resort in Rila mountain, Bulgaria.
The seminar was attended by 25 participants, including university lecturers from several Departments of TU-Sofia, teachers from Technology School Electronic Systems (TUES), researchers from Bulgarian Academy of Science, as well as 40 secondary students from TUES.
The seminar focused on KNORK outcomes and especially on results of application of Trialogical Learning Approach (TLA). These were illustrated by presenting several pedagogical cases carried out in Bulgaria in secondary and higher education on different topics and subjects. Benefits of using collaborative knowledge creation with rich use of digital cloud technologies, applying project based collaborative learning and using university learning approaches in secondary schools were considered. The exchange of teacher experience was supported by discussion with TUES students, already passing courses with trialogical design principles in their education. Their opinion and feedback were very positive and useful for teachers and lead to many questions from other secondary students which will use such approach.
After seminar the teachers’ workshop was conducted with teachers and researchers interested in applying and improving collaborative knowledge creation practices and digital competences in secondary and higher education as well as in research institutions. Participants were not only from Electronics Department, but from Departments of Programming, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Education and Sport, secondary teachers of foreign languages, communication systems, computer networking, school principle and researcher from the Space Research and Technology Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The KNORK objectives, the TLA, the application of Trialogical Design Principles were considered. Cloud technologies and their use in collaborative knowledge creation were discussed. The group work was conducted for designing pedagogical scenarios with adoption on new TLA for school and university coursed.