Bridging the skills gap: Strategies for the promotion of digital, coding and robotic skills for social inclusion, equality and access
Duration: October 2017-March 2020
ROBOTICS is an effective, fascinating and motivating way to introduce students to coding which integrates all STEM fields: mechanical, electrical, engineering, computer science, technology, maths and science, while promoting other employability skills needed such as problem solving, group work, leadership, creativity and initiative.
Based on the above the ROBOVET4ALL project aims to promote both the upgrade of VET curricula, but also to ensure social inclusion, access and participation of disadvantaged learners while fighting disparities in learning outcomes, through the design, development and evaluation of a complete tool kit and educational pack for developing, implementing and monitoring various strategies aiming to promote coding/robotics skills in VET schools, based on the creation of partnerships/synergies between the schools, stakeholders and the labour market by:
- Utilizing the non-working school time (i.e. after school, summertime) available in a constructive way to set up ROBOVET LABORATORIES/CLUBS for students in order to ensure inclusion and access
- Introducing the open badges as a method to validate and award the coding skills acquired by both the VET trainers and Students thus achieving transferability, credibility and transparency of the non-formal learning and permeability in formal education through the digital profiles of participants to be available on-line.
- Creating transnational cooperation between partners for the organisation of robotic competitions which will boost students interest and creativity, for other events such as KA1 Learning Mobility for students and VET trainers thus ensuring sustainability and exploitation products and results.
Based on the above the direct target group is VET students with fewer opportunities, whereas the indirect target group is VET trainers, whose profiles will be upgraded and strengthened.
The consortium of the project includes the following partners:
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany
CP.: Dirk Lange
- 2 EK Peiraia
CP.: Theodoros Tsapakidis
- A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus
CP.: Athos Charalambides
- Civic Computing Limited
CP.: Grigoris Rouchotas
- Fundatia Centrul pentru Dezvoltarea Intreprinderilor Mici si Mijlocii Maramures
CP.: Radu Big
- CYPRUS COMPUTER SOCIETY
CP.: Andreas Loutsios
- Women in Digital Initiatives Luxembourg Asbl
CP.: Marina Andrieu-Thiriet
- INSTITUTO DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA “MARÍA MOLINER”
CP.: Enrique Cuesta Albertos