Transforming education for a technology driven world: Project Development Workshop 2019

Location: VLEVA - Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussel
Event Date: 2019-11-27
Time: 12:00:00

Event Type:

Member Event

Working Group:

ICT

Audience:

public

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Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on transforming education, fit for a technology-driven world? Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport: get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme.

Mark Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November 2019 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force is delighted to invite you to the fifth edition of the Project Development Workshop (PDW), to take place in Brussels. The PDW is a unique occasion to convene with institutions, civil society organisations and providers active in the field of education and training, with the aim of building consortia for the next Erasmus+ call for applications.

Find European partners for your next project

Are you interested in participating in this workshop? Are you eligible?

  • Do you have a clear project idea and can your organisation free a person, the time and resources to be project coordinator of an international Erasmus+ project?

  • Is your project idea linked to transforming education?

  • Are you available to come to Brussels on 27 and 28 November 2019, and are you prepared to lead a round table with interested international partners?

Is the answer to all three questions yes? Then send us your Erasmus + (KA2, KA3 and Sport) project idea before the 19th of August through this form. Projects for higher education, compulsory education, vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport are eligible.

Transforming education for a technology driven world

The topic of this year’s PDW is transforming education for a technology-driven world. Under that umbrella we distinguished four subtopics that can serve as an anchor point for your project idea!

Teaching digital skills

Reaching the 2020 horizon, 43% of Europeans still lack the digital skills needed to fully participate in our technology-driven societies. Furthermore, in spite of the growing demand for digital profiles, the percentage of Europeans with ICT-related education is decreasing, and the digital gender gap remains a reality in many European regions. This is why, in this context, the acquisition of these key competences requires innovative approaches that allow reaching out to all groups in our societies, improving accessibility, having a bigger impact and empowering users.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Technology has been a part of education right from the prehistoric paintings to the technologies of writing, audio recording and film. What sets developments in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) apart in our time is that it’s now driven by digital systems that are interactive. However, it seems we are still struggling to incorporate the emerging new learning technologies in a way that actually enhances learning outcomes and contributes to efficient and effective education.  Thus, what we need is practical solutions, taking a realistic approach. This might include a number of areas, such as adaptive learning, e-learning, learning through simulations, etc.

How can we for example use Augmented Reality to integrate leaning in the working environment or use ICT to offer learning on demand without signing up to a course, and can we use Artificial Intelligence to make individualised learning experiences? Perhaps these technologies can make knowledge easier acquirable for people who struggle with old learning technologies such as texts and abstract lectures.

It’s time for creative ideas, European cooperation and lots of innovative ERASMUS projects.

Life long learning/employability

With robots and algorithms already a reality and industry 4.0 a matter of implementation rather than a thing of the future, we face the enormous task of figuring out how to cope with the transformations of jobs and livelihoods. Formal learning is not going to be enough, and neither will episodic “retraining” and “reskilling”. We need to make it possible for people to remain employable, relevant and capable, as society develops and transforms our jobs, business models and society itself, with a speed that has turned it into a high-risk society for many people. The question is therefore how to enhance and support education and training, as well as non-formal and informal learning throughout life, in order to help people, improve and acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to stay relevant and employable.

Boosting social inclusion

Inclusion through education may be one of the most important cornerstones of our societies. Enshrined in SDG number 4 it tells something about how we care about the ones who need it most.

Including means adapting and overcoming. To offer the study material in a way that is accessible to a diverse student population by varying in materials, methods and evaluation. This is where technology can play a role. By using technology it becomes possible to between different needs tailored for every pupil and student and let every student excel. This may include remedial measures (e.g. helping students individually), differentiating measures (e.g. variations in learning material and lesson approaches), compensatory measures (such as a allowing pupils to use extra technology), and dispensing measures (allow exemptions).

How does the process work?

You will be notified in the first week of September 2019 whether your project idea has been selected to participate in the project development workshop. Then we will distribute the best project ideas among potential partners. Interested partners will be able to sign up for the project development workshop and project leaders will select themselves the best partners for their project. An e-confirmation of participation will be sent in October.

This event is a co-organisation of EARLALL, the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA), Central Denmark EU Office, NorthDenmark EU-Office, South Denmark European Office, Région Île-de-France and West-Finland European Office. It will take place at VLEVA, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels.

Do you want to be a project leader? Please send us your project idea before 19 August. The workshop will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on pdwtaskforce@gmail.com.