SMART KIDS – A learner-centred pedagogical method based on the concept of Smart City

The SMART KIDS project is aiming at developing a complementary educational module of teaching for young people between 10 and 14 years that will apply a learner-­‐centred approach in order to promote science and technology. This more participative method will enable the students to engage and motivate them toward science, and, above all to interiorize the competences of several scientific subjects, to develop thinking skills and, to boost their creativity, inquiry, problem solving and other transversal skills. The educational module established in the framework of the SMART KIDS project will be based on the concept of Smart City and its multidisciplinary perspective that favors the entrepreneurship of professionals and hustles the development of scientific subjects such as TIC, physical, mathematics, engineering, and architecture. Therefore, the SMART KIDS learning module will introduce students to concepts in science, technology, and engineering with a focus on urban planning and sustainability.

Duration

1/10/2017 – 30/09/2019

Partners
  • Mahatma Arquitectos SLP (Spain)
  • ECTE – European Center in Training for Employment (Greece)
  • Instituto de Educación Secundaria Alejo Vera (Spain)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • Craigroyston Community High School (UK)
  • 6th Primary School of Rethymnon (Greece)
  • Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna (Poland)
  • Miedzynarodowa Szkola Podstawowa Edukacji Innowacyjnej w Lodzi (Poland)
  • Ozel Ari Ilkokulu (Turkey)
Details

Erasmus+ 2017-1-ES01-KA201-038269

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Beneficiaries

  • Students aged 10-14
  • Teachers
  • Public authorities responsible of Primary/Secondary Education

Our role in the project

  • Module development
  • Train the teachers
  • E-learning platform
  • Dissemination

Outputs

  • Learning module and training contents in the Smart Cities field
  • Development of training sources for teachers
  • Training courses

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