During the 2019 Annual Conference of EfVET, the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, held in Azores (PT) on the 23-26 October 2019 and focused on Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning. Managing Transition and Inclusion’, the Erasmus+ Project ENABLE - “Enhance self-awareness and balance the personalized learning in ESL prevention through a Smart Learning Environment” has been nominated for the EfVET Award of Excellence 2019.

Since 2016, EfVET has celebrated excellence in Vocational Education Training and Adult Education. The EfVET Dutch members decided on the 16th of June 2016 to honour EfVET and give an award to the EfVET organization to celebrate its 25th anniversary. EfVET Award of Exellcence is intended to honour people, organizations, or projects that have had a lasting and important impact on promoting, improving or innovating VET education, specifically at the European level.

Effebi Association, member of EfVET, officially presented ENABLE Project for the fifth edition of the award. After an accurate evaluation, the project has resulted among best projects under the category “Digital Learning” for having developed a Smart Learning Environment for teachers and students addressing early-school leaving in Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Sweden.

efvet award of Excellence

 

 

The 5th newsletter of ENABLE project has been released in February 2019. This newsletter focused on:

  • Output O4 - Key Learning Outcomes, Training materials for Teachers and Pedagogical Contents and their integration into ENABLE Smart Learning Environment
  • Output O5 - Selection of participants for piloting; National training eventsPilot collaborative learning activityNational testing and consultation reports.

Newsletter Nr 5 - February 2019

The 4th newsletter of ENABLE project has been released in July 2018. This newsletter focused on:

  • The second Multiplier event and  the Fifth Transnational Meeting organized by Colegiul Național “Gheorghe Lazăr” in Bucharest in July 2018
  • The activities of Output 4: Integrating Methodology and Technology on Smart Learning Environment
  • The organization of Output 5: Translational Pilot, starting in October 2018 with 100 students (25 per country) to test the learning experiences developed within the project

Newsletter nr. 4 - July 2018

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.


The first newsletter of ENABLE project has just been relased. In addition to the presentation of the project objectives, the first newsletter focused on the first results achieved.

Newsletter nr 1 - February 2017


On October 20th and 21st, 2016 it took place in Rome, at the IIS Federico Caffè, the first Consortium Meeting of the ENABLE project.
IIS Federico Caffè, coordinator of the project hosted the Project partners: Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Lazio, USR Lazio (IT)Effebi (IT), E-CO e-learning studio (IT), Kaunas Science and Technology Park (LT), Kaunas Daukantas progymnasium (LT), Gheorghe Lazar National College (RO), Folkuniversitetet (SE).

The meeting was an excellent opportunity to meet personally with all partners and initiate the first practical activities of the project.