The objectives of the GREAT project are to:
- empower children to be problem solvers and innovative thinkers through science and technology
- train children as young as seven (7) years and older in robotics
- implement new teaching methods and materials that will encourage STEM teaching
- conduct progressive series of curricula developments
- develop course plans and teacher training courses for STEM
- target teachers at primary, lower secondary and upper secondary level within the area of robotics in schools’ European dimension by promoting closer relationships between teachers
- increase schools’ European dimension by promoting closer relationships among schools, students and teachers.
The three main topics addressed by the GREAT Project are:
• new technologies and digital competences;
• new innovative curricula, educational methods, the development of training courses and overcoming basic and transversal skills mismatches
The primary aim of the GREAT Project is to establish a link between science and robotics and to develop robotics systems for scientific learning. Therefore, we will equip students and teachers with the competences of the digital era through the outcomes of the following objectives: Youth needs to be equipped with 21st century skills to succeed in the future. These skills relate to digital competences in ICT and new technologies. The outcomes of the GREAT Project aim to influence the creation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricula to meet the demands of the future, professional training of teachers to increase the use of robotics in schools and an expansion of the European dimension in inter-schools’ cultural contexts.