Education and training are the best investments in Europe’s future. They play a vital role in boosting growth, innovation and job creation. They also have an important role to play in creating a European identity, building on common values and cultures, help empower people to engage and participate, and shape the future of a Europe characterized by democracy, solidarity and inclusion.
While it is true that we are in the process of a rapid and unexpected transition, and one that can be intimidating sometimes, it is not sustainable to “shut-down” all of the human activities for a long period of time and we must find alternative and innovative ways to continue our work, education and recreation.
However, this transition has been proven to be a challenge both for students and for tutors alike, especially in STEM fields such as educational robotics in which the partners of project “Going the Distance” specialize in, and in which demonstration, teamwork and experimentation are key.
Through our multifaceted approach and set of activities, we believe that the results of “Going the Distance” will foster both the short-term (for dealing with the current conditions that are expected yet to last) and long-term development (equipping our target groups with digital tools and soft skills that will be valuable for their future success and employability).
Create a platform to improve and sharpen teacher skills in distance learning and STE(A)M education by providing pedagogical tools as well as tools to monitor social cohesion and social needs of students.
Erasmus+ project “Capacity building of STEM tutors for providing distance learning (Going the distance) will focus on providing STEM tutors in secondary education – and robotics trainers in specific – with the necessary digital competences as well as pedagogical skills.
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The consortium includes 6 partners from different EU countries (Netherlands, Greece, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy) with all of them representing organizations focused on STEM capacity building, mainly through educational robotics, providing them with the opportunity to cooperate, exchange best practices and create outputs that will allow them to enrich their existing VET schemes in regards to STEM learning and related technological challenges.