On 17 and 18 November, FUE-UJI, through EuroFUE-UJI, participated in the first meeting between the partners of the European project Neuropedagogy, which was held online. This project, financed by the European Commission under the strategic action “Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education”, has as its main objective to train university teachers with a methodology based on neuroscience. The project will carry out this objective thanks to the development of an online platform in which the teaching community will work on their transversal competences in the area of communication.
This first digital meeting of the consortium has served to lay the foundations for the implementation of the project and to start off with the activity of the project which will focus in the coming months on researching the needs of teachers and how neuroscience can help. For this purpose, the partners of the Neuropedagogy project have analysed during these two days of online meetings the project idea, the objectives, planned activities and expected results.
These sessions have also revolved around the presentation of the different plans that will structure the implementation of the project, such as the Management, Quality Control and Risk Management Plans, the Visual Identity Manual and the Communication Plan for the dissemination of the actions and results. Likewise, the different Intellectual Products on which the Neuropedagogy consortium will work in the next months and which will be the final product of the project have also been presented.
Representatives of all the institutions of the consortium have been in charge of elaborating and presenting these work plans, from the coordinator the Academy of Business and Health Sciences of Poland, as all the partners of the project: FUE-UJI (Spain), INNETICA (Spain), the Angel Kanchev University of Ruse (Bulgaria), the University of Limburg (Belgium) and the University of Patras (Greece). Furthermore, these virtual meetings are a great opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and to present the different international institutions participating in the project, highlighting the strengths where they can bring great value to the project.
FUE-UJI through EuroFUE-UJI, directed by Nela Gómez, participates as a partner in the Erasmus+ IMONED project for training in online education, which is added to a total of 15 European and International projects implemented by FUE-UJI. IMONED will improve the knowledge, skills and competences of teaching staff in online and distance education. The coordinator of this project is Florida Centre de Formación Sociedad Cooperativa (Spain) and the consortium consists of a total of 7 international organisations.
IMONED has been funded by the Erasmus+ programme in the “Strategic Partnerships for School Education” category. The project, which will last two years, will provide teachers with an immediate and comprehensive tool that will allow them to organise and deliver online classes in times of pandemic or other similar situations.
In addition to its coordinator Florida Centre de Formación Sociedad Cooperativa (Spain) and FUE-UJI as a partner, the Erasmus+ IMONED project consortium is made up of the Daday District National Education Directorate (Turkey), the Sehit Baris Ozturk Secondary School (Turkey), the SEDA association (Poland), Pope John Paul II University in Krakow (Poland), the Progress Projects association (Lithuania) and the VSI Human Resources Development Centre (Lithuania).
The consortium of this project will work together to provide tools and resources to teachers to enable them to better adapt to the online educational environment. In this way, IMONED will also develop methodologies for the digitisation of education.
Neuropedagogy is the new Erasmus+ project of FUE-UJI that will train university teachers through an innovative didactic method based on neuroscience. The Polish Academy of Business and Health Sciences will coordinate the 5 partners that form the partnership, including FUE-UJI.
This European project has been funded by the Erasmus+ programme in the “Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education” category. During the next two years, Neuropedagogy will train teachers through an online platform in which the teaching community will work on their transversal competences in the area of communication.
The consortium of the Erasmus+ Neuropedagogy project, in addition to its coordinator, the Polish Academy of Business and Health Sciences, includes the following partners: FUE-UJI through EuroFUE-UJI (Spain), INNETICA (Spain), the Angel Kanchev University of Ruse (Bulgaria), the University of Limburg (Belgium) and the University of Patras (Greece).
Therefore, the Neuropedagogy project consortium will develop neuroscience studies applied to higher education and studies to identify training needs, an innovative training methodology and a good practice guide based on neuroscience, as well as create an online training platform that will include the course “Neuroscience-based teaching method”.
This project is aimed at higher education teachers who, given the rapidly changing context in which we live, need to develop new skills as teaching and research staff. This brings to 15 the number of European projects that FUE-UJI will be implementing in 2020 through EuroFUE-UJI.
Adult Community Media Lab is the new Erasmus+ project approved by the European Commission and in which FUE-UJI participates as a partner. This project focuses on adult training in social media and digitalization. The project, coordinated by the Yenesehir Public Education Centre (Turkey), consists of a total of 6 partners.
Adult Community Media Lab is one of the European projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme in the “Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education”. Over the next two years, the project will work to implement an innovative digital social media training programme. This programme will be based on an intelligent and open learning environment that includes methodologies to accelerate, motivate and improve participants’ learning processes.
Besides its coordinator the Yenesehir Public Education Centre (Turkey), the project has a consortium composed of the following partners: Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (Spain), Ova Information Systems Industry and Trade Limited Company (Turkey), Yenisehir District MEM (Turkey), Instytut Badan i Innowacji w Edukacji Foundation (Poland), Ecoistituto del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) and Croatian Office of Creativity and Innovation (Croatia). This consortium will be in charge of the Adult Community Media Lab project to fulfil its objectives and work together for the development of a training offer for adults in social media and the adaptation to the digitalization era, a topic of relevant importance nowadays.
A new Erasmus+ ZERO WASTE project joins the 15 European projects already implemented by FUE-UJI. This project, in which EuroFUE-UJI is participating as a partner, will focus on training adults in the concepts of sustainability and the circular economy. The project, coordinated by Democracy University in Izmir (Turkey), consists of a total of 6 partners, including the FUE-UJI.
ZERO WASTE is a European project funded under the Erasmus+ programme in the modality "Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education", which will be implemented for a period of 24 months by EuroFUE-UJI. During this time the project will work to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste through training and the creation of an innovative curriculum and therefore enhance entrepreneurship in these areas.
In addition to the Democratic University of Izmir (Turkey) as coordinator and FUE-UJI as a partner, the ZERO WASTE consortium is formed by five other entities from different countries: the University of Balikesir (Turkey), the multicultural organisation SWIDEAS (Sweden), the Slovak University of Agriculture V (Slovakia), the consulting firm EMKICE (Republic of North Macedonia) and the locality of KARESI (Turkey).
The final aim of the ZERO WASTE project through this consortium is to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste. To achieve this, it will carry out a study that analyses the current situation in Europe and Turkey in terms of the Circular Economy and Zero Waste using different indicators and will train adults in the skills and knowledge needed to start implementing the principles of the Circular Economy through the Zero Waste methodology.