The project aims to develop new methods and resources for including gifted people in STEAM education, taking into account their educational needs and talent development. Majority of research shows that gifted students need specialised educational methods, both to include them in educational activities and to develop their talents. Experts say that if the educational needs of talented individuals are met, they will be able to succeed in school disciplines at the highest level and become a productive part of society. The project will develop a specific educational method and learning resources to help a specific group of learners engage in teaching and learning through STEAM activities. In this way, the project results will contribute to increased inclusion and diversity in specific educational fields.
The ‘Learning by Design’ approach can provide gifted students with the opportunity to engage in educational activities in which they can transform their subject knowledge into creative educational products. This opportunity firstly provides them with both challenging and enjoyable learning tasks. Secondly, it helps them design educational products that allow them to demonstrate their natural abilities and talents. Moreover, learning about the ‘design by learning’ approach and the toolkit for creating digital and virtual applications enables teachers to develop pedagogical competences for teaching activities where students learn and design their knowledge through digital and augmented reality applications. Project deals with the development of educational activities and content related to STEAM education. Therefore, the project will contribute to existing STEAM educational practices, especially in the field of digital and virtual reality design. Therefore, the objectives of the project are related to the promotion of current STEAM education. Finally, the results of the project are expected to provide teachers/trainers/coaches who support gifted individuals with materials, training scenarios, case studies on STEAM, courses, remote meetings and opportunities to practice and exchange experiences with colleagues from other organisations. This will provide professional development and enhance the educational offer. Hence, the project will be helpful for teachers, trainers and school directors to have a new method and educational resources to promote a group of students.
This project aims to develop a digital design and augmented reality toolkit which will be used within “design by learning” educational method for better inclusion of gifted/talented individuals into STEAM education. The project aims to (1) enhance pedagogical and professional competencies of teachers, (2) address the educational needs of gifted/talented individuals, and (3) enable transformation and change in gifted/talented education, STEAM, and digitalisation of education.
Teachers of gifted individuals trained and supported on applying new method in STEAM education leading to meet specific educational needs of gifted individuals.
Teachers equipped with toolkit and set of materials – digital handbook, Augmented Reality Case Brochure, Toolkit Introduction Videos, and Curriculum.
An open digital platform giving teachers, gifted individuals and institutions access to educational method, learning activities and digital and augmented reality application toolkit.
The methodology supporting the activities will be formed on performance-based competencies like discussion, group work, peer reviewing/feedback monitoring or brainstorming.
The University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz (AHE) is an accredited higher education institution providing BA, MA, MSc, PHD programmes, postgraduate studies and courses for various target groups (entrepreneurs, unemployed, youth, students, disabled, seniors, teachers, trainers, people of various professions, migrants, children, disadvantaged youth). As one of the largest private universities in Poland, AHE has 20 degree programmes, some taught entirely in English. The study curricula are constantly updated according to labour market demands and AHE cooperates with stakeholders from the business sector, educational centres, local authorities and experts from various fields. AHE holds the 5th place in the Ministry of Higher Education “Ranking of most popular non-public universities”. AHE is an international university, participating in student and staff exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus+), inviting professors from abroad, receiving international students for fullcycle studies and participating in international cooperation and research projects. Our staff includes approx. 200 permanent employees: researchers, teachers, trainers, supporting staff (financial, administrative, technical staff), specialists and experts in various areas.
Our institution is Harran University, Faculty of Education. Our city is named Sanlıurfa and established in North Mesopotamia. Our university has; Science and literature faculty, medicine faculty, technology faculty, engineering faculty, art faculty, agriculture faculty and Education faculty. We have 6 departments in Education Faculty. These departments are composed of “classroom teaching (primary school teachers training program/primary special education program), art teaching, music teaching, English teaching, Science education (This section provides health, self-care and first aid trainings.). Math and Science teaching. Also we have a M.A. program for Education Management and Inspection. We provide business and entrepreneurship training. We have 1040 students in Faculty of Education. These students are candidate teachers. We are training school teachers, parents and school managers via in-service training courses. Our main activity is to improve education and help teacher and manager training and adult education.
MECB Ltd is a Malta based Excellence Consulting Bureau, dedicated to driving excellence & innovation support through the provision of relevant, multidisciplinary, high-quality:
As an organization,
MECB is a member of the EU Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition
MECB Ltd is registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority is private limited liability company with registration number C 37773.
In addition, MECB Ltd is a corporate member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise & Industry, registration number: C016/05
In terms of expertise available,
Our 23 paid staff members have direct experience of participating in a range of EU projects & tenders including Erasmus+, EEA, LLP Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, FP6/7 & H2020. This means we are experienced to working under pressure and within deadlines to generate high quality project deliverables all within EU financial rules.
Through the years, MECB has contributed to a number of projects in a range of fields as relevant from scientific publications and/or past projects. These include: Circular Economy, Logistics, Welding, Industry 4.0, International Cooperation; e-Health, Twinning; EU Data Protection/GD-PR; 3D Modelling, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Technological Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity Methods; Sustainable Development, Circular Economy, Life-long learning, eLearning, Cybersecurity. Project details available at www.projects.eumecb.com
E-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL GROUP is an Adult Education Centre and VET provider accredited by the Greek Ministry of Education & Qualifications and Vocational Guidance as a lifelong learning centre (ID 2000112). It aims to provide high-quality education and accreditation to help learners acquire the skills necessary for a successful transition into the workforce.
Instalofi Levante S.L. – FyG Consultores (FYG) is a private educational and training organisation, that promotes the local labour market as well as a lifelong learning process of adults, companies, young people, and children. FYG works actively on career development services to refer to a wide range of programs and services whose main purpose is to help individuals to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop life skills and to manage their learning, work and careers. The training programs delivered by FyG are related to pedagogical methods, teacher’s upskilling, entrepreneurship, digital skills and transformation, development of services, soft skills training. Founded in 2001, is present also on international markets acting actively in the area of internationalisation strategy advisors, helping companies to define strategies that allow them to grow in foreign markets and international business. As a supplier of innovative solutions, adding business value through training methodology implementation at a professional level, innovative formulas, digital transformation for companies, methods of cooperation and partnerships, selection of HR and training on Internationalization, the company is able to help in their way grow to SME’s and entrepreneurs, as well as teachers and learning professionals from school, adult, to higher education.
CARDET is the leading research and development centre in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in school education, digital skills, literacy and language learning, migrant integration, and capacity building. As the largest independent non-profit centre based in Cyprus, CARDET is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media. Our team, in partnership with EAEA, has recently developed the lifelong learning strategy 2021-2027 for Cyprus, engaging several ministries, government agencies, social partners, and public and private stakeholders. CARDET has completed more than 500 initiatives and projects relating to education, literacies, language, inclusion, digital transformation and digital skills. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in education research and development. Members of our team, board of directors, and advisory board have served in high profile positions for organisations like UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, OECD, Google, and the American Educational Research Association.
Tavo Europa is a non-governmental organization that focuses on building civil society and establishing the rule of law in Lithuania. Our NGO is created to serve as an educational organization that gathers trainers, youth and social workers, youth policy makers, experts, and volunteers with different competency levels to create and be actively involved in civic activities. The training supports personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and strategic use of ICT. These skills can not only boost their personal, professional and socio-economic development but also, reduce youth unemployment, and raise both the social inclusion and the quality of life of young people. We teach youngsters how to run an organization, do fund rising, manage the project, manage finances, coordinate communication with young people include young people with fewer opportunities and plan within Erasmus+ and other funds. We aim to provide tools, and improve competencies in order to create a stronger link between youth mobility experience and the further professional perspectives, through the use of non-formal methods which answer the needs of youth in line with the requirements of the labor market.