SCHOOLS FOR 21ST CENTURY
About the project
Schools21C is a Strategic Partnerships for education conducted across 4 EU countries and involving a partner network of 6 institutions among which are profiles such as educational institutions, technology or communication companies, and institutions responsible for educational policy.
During the duration of the Project we will implement strategies of a high level of educational innovation and entrepreneurship that will improve audiovisual and digital literacy. The pilot schools will have the opportunity to experiment by working with professionals from a commercial radio station, learn to create mobile applications or produce artefacts using augmented reality
Our aim is to improve audiovisual and digital literacy through strategies involving a high level of educational and business innovation designed for 21st century education.
BROADER EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
- Teachers of Infant, Primary and Secondary Education. University Teachers.
- Higher Education students (future European teachers of Infant, Primary and Secondary Education).
- Educational administrations and permanent training centres for teachers.
- Media companies.
- Technology Center.
Expected Project Results
The partners in this consortium have years of experience in the field of educational innovation and teacher training. For this reason, in addition to the intellectual products understood as concrete results of the project, we aim to produce a fundamental and lasting impact on educational innovation by providing examples and good practices on how to apply audio-visual literacy or technology to modernise and make more meaningful many aspects of classroom activities. This project has great potential to improve student understanding and reflection in all subjects as the focus is on contributing to creating a positive teaching experience in which teachers allow children to take control of their learning.
Radio programmes implemented in schools will share a common core curriculum that includes content such as heritage or equality. Teachers will be able to teach radio journalism; engage in discussions on current issues in a way that builds a friendly relationship with students, promotes critical thinking and literacy skills, which will enable them to apply these skills to the news. It is therefore a creative project with a dynamic methodology of multidisciplinary discussion and deliberation that emphasizes the power of mass culture, strengthening the exercise of citizenship. The pedagogy of audiovisual, communicative and digital literacy provides the framework to enable students to improve their understanding of European citizenship.
As a result of the research the project will produce the following outcomes and products:
1. Teacher training course (four modules)
Teacher training courses will be implemented to report on the experience and contribute to improving audiovisual, digital and communication literacy of teachers and students. The content will be published in the EU resource banks.
The four modules will be: a) Audio-visual Literacy, b) Digital Literacy, c) Communication d) Teachers produce "learning designs" that put theory into practice.
2. Piloting and reporting on experimentation - (and a platform for teacher training)
The production of school radio programmes will be implemented with the support of a commercial radio station. Thus, teachers will learn how to integrate media into the teaching process.
3. PPP: audiovisual and digital skills for teachers
A mobile PPP will be created which will be a complementary tool for the evaluation of the communication and digital skills that teachers will have to achieve. The application will consist of three levels: a) digital competence core. B) intermediate skills. C) advanced skills.
The App will help teachers to have access to the tools and audiovisual or digital skills needed for the 21st century