The EduChampions – Fostering edupreneurship to embrace learners’ diversity project stems from the need to create effective conditions for people who face any kind of barrier and/or have fewer opportunities to thrive in their lives. Education plays a decisive role in this equation as a driving force for personal, social and professional development. However, in addition to articulating methodological and technological tools, addressing integration processes in this environment requires innovative approaches that guide transformations in the educational ecosystems.
The objective of the project is to foster the edupreneur mindset in education professionals providing teachers and education specialists with references and tools with which, from their expert position, they can promote improvements in training processes that guarantee equity and equal opportunities. Based on the assumption that we are all learners with different needs, the project will draw on inspiring stories of edupreneurs, people who have undertaken educational entrepreneurship, to identify innovative practices in their narratives and approaches, especially those relevant to VET education.
In particular, the results of the project will include:
- An interactive dashboard: interactive infographics showing the achievements of edupreneurs influencing change in their educational ecosystems.
- A learning pathway: an informative pathway for the teaching teams to develop their competences in the field of educational entrepreneurship.
- Online learning stations: an open access online platform that will collect the infographics, tools and exercises developed by EduChampions.
Ikaslan Bizkaia (Spain) will coordinate the EduChampions team during the two years of the project; the partners are Mindshift Talent Advisory lda, Portugal; İnovasyon Girişimcilik Eğitim ve Araştırma Derneği, Turkey; Foundation Maker’s Place Private Company, Greece; Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology LTD-Cardet, Cyprus; Disruptia, SLU, Spain; Training 2000 psc, Italy; and Biedriba Eurofortis, Latvia.
The kick off meeting will be held on January to allow the partners know each other and discuss their respective project tasks.
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