Global Robots Exchanging Adventurous Themes (GREAT)
The GREAT project focuses on learning, teaching and using new technologies and being adequate about using the digital competences.
Project duration: 2019 – 2021
The GREAT project focuses on coding and robotics, and to teach students using new technologies. It cannot be denied that it is compulsory to keep up with technology.
Technology is playing a critical role in how curricula are being developed and implemented. This is reflected in a huge movement in many countries to create STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curricula to prepare students for lifelong learning and the demands of the future.
This project will enbale students to become familiar with block based and python coding, Arduino and careers related to coding and robotics through interactive coding activities. We are entering a world of “digital manufacturing” and “the next production revolution” where traditional factory floors are being transformed with new and more efficient processes. These breakthroughs are changing our economies so quickly that their impacts are difficult to capture. They also have implications for people and societies: for example, the OECD estimates that 9% of jobs across OECD countries could be automated in the next 15-20 years.
Primary/secondary school students will be introduced to coding through Block-Based Coding and robotics, which involves dragging and matching different “blocks” of instructions. Secondary school students will learn Python programming and utilize Makeblock robots and Arduino and construct advanced projects.
Professional Development is the key to success, thus teachers will be equipped with key competencies, digital skills and skills which will assist them to succeed in their professional or academic careers.
The project is financed by Erasmus+ 2019-1-UK01-KA201-062030