Training the Educators to Facilitate the Teaching and Assessment of Abstract Syllabus by the Use of Serious Games
Funding: Erasmus+ Programme (European Commission)
Project Reference: 2020-1-UK01-KA203-079248
Period: 19/10/2020 – 18/04/2023
Duration: 30 months
London South Bank University (Coordinator)
Hellenic Open University
Ana Cunha (Project Manager)
Carla Sousa (Principal Investigator)
Occupations of the future have been changing rapidly and the knowledge and skills acquired today are not foreseen to be sufficient while preparing our students for life. It is emphasized about these occupations that 21st-century skills such as digital skills, critical thinking, cooperation, team spirit, innovative and analytical thinking are required. TEGA project aims to develop and implement innovative game-based teaching practices to capacitate HE professionals in the enhancement of their students’ learning process and ease the acquisition of crucial skills, such as decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution, or stakeholder management skills.
The goal is to transform the traditional lecturer-centred education in a more equalitarian pedagogical approach, where all the students have better access to abstract concepts through game-based teaching strategies. This intends to foster students’ equal participation in the class, and in the educational process in general. This methodology will be created in partnership of four HEI, each with their own unique experience in applying serious games in teaching. The developed material and tools will be available online.
The project will develop a methodology where abstract syllabus can be addressed using game-based strategies, and concrete materials, such as building blocks.
INTRO – Introduction to Digital Learning
Introduction to digital learning is a project that is focused on learning and education through digital materials and tools. We currently live in a digital Era where all economic sectors are affected.
The vocational education and training (VET) sector has to undergo modernization and digital education is one of the factors that make VET successful.
In this way, the Introduction to Digital Learning project is divided into three fundamental fields to support teachers and trainers. The first one is sharing skills and knowledge on innovative and digital learning, the second is how to teach with digital learning and the last is how to learn with digital learning.
The expected impact with the development of this project is for teachers and trainers’ self-confidence with digital learning, modernizing their training contents and increasing their skills and knowledge with digital tools.
The project is based on 3 units from 3 European Union countries:
• ORANGE HILL Sp. z o.o.
• TREXIMA Bratislava, spol. s r.o.
• Leno Consulting (Coordinator)
Funding: Erasmus + Programme
Period: 07/09/2020 to 06/01/2023
Duration: 28 months
IR: Pedro Alves/ Ana Cunha
Project Reference: 2020-1-FR01-KA202-079814.
Social Media Resilience Toolkit – SMaRT-EU
Social Media Resilience Toolkit – SMaRT-EU will provide tools, suggestions and resources to train young people, digital immigrants (+50) and also the intermediaries who work with them in how to read media – particularly social media; critically understand how social media represent people and issues; and how to navigate with critical consciousness in the saturated and instantaneous informational social media environment.
SMaRT-EU will work across these two generations and across five European countries (Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, and Estonia) and seven languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian, Dutch, Estonian and French, ensured by translations of some of the materials of the outputs) to develop media literacy as a form of resilience against disinformation.
COFAC (Portugal – Maria José Brites, Coordinator)
Pontydysgu SL (Spain)
DKMK – Association for Communication and Media Culture (Croatia)
IMEC – Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw (Belgium)
UT – Tartu Ülikool (Estonia)
ERYICA – Agence Européenne pour L’information et le Conseil des Jeunes (Luxembourg)
Preparatory Action – Media Literacy for All (LC-01563446)
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