The third newsletter of ENABLE project has just been released. This newsletter focuses on

  • The first Multiplier event, organized by Kaunas Science and Technology Park in Kaunas, Lithuania
  • The Progress Report sent to the National Agency
  • The results of Output 2 and Output 3, in particular on:
    • O2-A3 Monitoring and evaluation of methodological approach
    • O3-A1 Analysis and design of the IT architecture

Newsletter nr 3 - February 2017

 kaunas meeting

On  28th and 29th September, Enable Partnership met for the third transnational meeting in the welcoming city of Kaunas, just after the First Multiplier Event organized on the 27th  of September by the Partners from Kaunas, to disseminate the goals and the results of the Project.

During the meeting of  28th -29th  September, the eight Partners from Romania, Sweden, Italy and Lithuania presented the results of the second output, that is the methodological approach chosen to develop the identified career oriented soft skills in order to prevent ESL.

The Problem Based learning has been considered by the Partners as the most suitable strategy for education. Problem-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem.

PBL provides problems within a context that closely resemble future professional, real-life problem cases, offered to motivate students to apply critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills to practical situations.

Technology is the biggest difference between the present and the past generation: it provides more digital tools and outlets for creativity so that students will be better prepared for the future workforce and careers.Though students have different learning styles, most of them learn best by doing and technology offers great opportunities.

With the use of technology resources in daily classroom practice, learning activities can become easier and more engaging, and this is a great advantage, as the target of our pilot course will be at risk students, more demotivated or with learning difficulties.

 

The second newsletter of ENABLE project has just been released. The second newsletter focuses on the results of:

  • Output 1 -Transnational Needs Analysis & Research on ESL
  • Output 2 - ‘ENABLE’ Technology-enhanced methodological approach on ESL

Newsletter nr 2 - August 2017

The second meeting of Erasmus + ENABLE Project was successfully held in Uppsala on the 27th and 28th of April 2017. It involves eight partners, coming from four European countries: 

  • Folkuniversitetet-Uppsala- Sweden
  • Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Kaunas STP) – Lithuania
  • Kaunas Simonas Daukantas Secondary School – Lithuania
  • Colegiu National "Gheorghe Lazar - Romania
  • Effebi Ass. - Italy
  • Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Lazio - Italy
  • E-CO e-learning studio – Italy
  • I.I.S. Caffè - Italy 

The main purpose of the meeting was the discussion on the state of the art of the Project, and on all deliverables, specifically the presentation of the national reports on the needs, gaps and good practices in the field of ESL prevention, the organization of the second output about the definition of the career-oriented soft skills, the methodology to teach and evaluate them, the activities realized and to realize for the dissemination and  exploitation.

Students must be equipped with soft as well as hard skills in order to successfully enter the labour market. In order to reduce the number of early school leavers, we want to provide a methodological approach to the teaching of soft skills through a smart learning environmentOur partnership can bring results that could not be achieved by operating alone. Each partner of our ENABLE Project is deeply committed to the project’s core ideas: we share information, exchange experiences, in order to join forces for a common goal

Thanks to this cooperation we have managed to keep our spirit alive and enormously reinforced. Our communication about clearly defined goals, responsibility, expectations, and feedback is based on mutual respect and care in the organization, on consciously listening to each other and understanding the complete message.

Early school leaving represents both an individual and a social problem: the loss of young talents means not only an enormous cost for our economy but also a deep loss of hope for our young people. The main problems concerning early school leavers are, among others,  the learning difficulties, the extreme lack of interest and motivation in attending school, the feeling of inadequacy and frustration towards the educational experience.

Students at risk of dropping out appear to need more attention and support from instructors, tutors, family members and from the whole school community to keep their learning progress on track and to enhance their success.

Technology enhanced learning may help remove learning barriers by increasing motivation and improving students’ attitudes towards school activities. Simulation technology offers the possibility to go past traditional teaching methods and to produce effective soft skills training through a series of student-centered activities: the educational materials provided combine the experience gained using the simulation, with an extensive feedback. 

We partners are really committed to what we are doing because we believe it will work.