Starting date: 31st December 2016
Ending date: 31st March 2019
Project reference: 580325-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Financed by: European Commission
Coordinator: University of Girona, Spain
InventEUrs is a European Erasmus+ project that promotes Global Citizenship Education and social inclusion in schools with high percentages of newly arrived migrant children. It is founded on an innovative methodology that combines virtual exchanges, digital storytelling and creative computing. Therefore, besides empathy, global awareness and social engagement, the project is also promoting the development of digital skills as relevant as coding, blogging or co-creation of multimedia projects.
The project is born with the aim of replicating a successful experience that has been carried out during the last five years with underprivileged schools in Catalonia, India and Colombia through an initiative called “Inventors4Change”, implemented by the University of Girona.
In the case of InventEUrs, not only the good practice is replicated within the European context, but two extra results are also generated: an online platform for teachers (which allows automatizing connections between schools and facilitating co-creation) and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to train teachers from all over the world in this new methodology for connected learning.
Upscaling: 3 waves
During the two years of the project, we are increasing the number of participating schools. First, only the partner schools (1st wave), then partner schools and guest schools ((2nd wave), and finally the project is opened to any school that want to participate (3rd wave: Tsunami).
Transformation of the first small group of disadvantaged schools (4 schools).
At the beginning of the second year: at least 8 schools (each participating country adds another one).
During the last months of the second year, simultaneously with the work of the 8 schools, the Project will be open online.