On February 25, at the Center of Innovative Educational Technologies “PNU EcoSystem” at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, a roundtable “Gadgets in education: pros and cons” was held within the framework of the EU ERASMUS + project “MoPED – Modernization of Pedagogical Higher Education by Innovative Teaching Instruments ” 586098-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP), organized for teachers of the Department of Pedagogy of Primary Education.
The participants were informed of the opportunities of the spatial, pedagogical and technological design of the Center for the implementation of digital innovations in the training of future educators. Director of the Center, Professor Olena Budnyk acquainted her colleagues with educational programs for the training of pedagogical staff planned on the basis of the Center, and invited to cooperate in conducting training sessions. Associate Professor Tetyana Blyznyuk demonstrated the ability of mobile applications for instant feedback to the audience, and Associate Professor Inna Chervinska spoke about the importance of increasing the digital literacy of educators in the present.
The academic staff of the Department had the opportunity to participate in the interactive discussion of the positive and negative aspects of the use of gadgets in the educational activity of the teacher and in the training form to discuss the feasibility and peculiarities of their use in the practice of the New Ukrainian School.