Title Innovation station: A new approach towards online and blended education
Acronym Innovation station
Programme ERASMUS Lump Sum Grant
Project Number 101049694
Start – End Date 01/04/2022 – 31/03/2024
Duration 24 months
Action Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Education and Training – European NGOs
Funding Agency European Commission
Total Project Funding € 250.000
Project Homepage https://www.innovationstationproject.eu/
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, education systems needed change. In a post-pandemic world, it is evident that these changes are no longer an option, but a necessity.
Teachers need the skills to navigate the digital classroom and to make lessons palatable and useful to their students, moving from oppositional to collaborative approaches. Students need to develop the aforementioned skills to thrive in a classroom environment which requires a more active approach to learning.
The project aims to bring together students and teachers to explore solutions and ways to bring about these much-needed changes in the education system. It foresees, on the one hand, the development of a guide for teachers on online education, and on the other, a MOOC and social media content on self-directed learning for students, together with a set of policy recommendations and dissemination events to increase the impact and outreach of these tools and encourage policy change
The main outcomes of the Innovation Station project are to:
- Explore different methods and practices in online education
- Investigate the ways in which young people learn and what motivates them to engage in the online classroom in order to facilitate their own learning
- Develop guidelines for teachers to work online, including fostering self-directed learning of the students
- Equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to implement online and blended educational activities while keeping their students engaged and motivated
- Develop online training for students for self-directed and self-paced learning
- Create spaces for teacher-student dialogue and interaction
- Develop a set of recommendations for policy makers on the changes necessary in the educational system and on the support needed for teachers and educational institutions.
Participants (target groups):
- Secondary education institutions, local research & training institutes
- Students, teachers, headmasters, researchers, faculty
- Civil society organizations, and local communities in the partner countries.
Results and news will be posted on projects, social networks, and other digital platforms.
- ORGANIZING BUREAU OF EUROPEAN SCHOOL STUDENT UNIONS (Belgium)
- EUROPEAN GRANTS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY SRL (Italy)
- HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY (Greece)
- FUNDACJA IMPOSSIBLE (Poland)
- EUROCLIO-DE EUROPESE VERENIGING VOOR GESCHIEDENISONDERWIJSGEVENDEN (Netherlands)