School education: kicked off the MENTOR 2.0 project. Development of high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques for teachers and with teachers
From the success of the original MENTOR method, developed by the Center for Innovative Education, to a transnational project for preparing European teaching staff to innovate education: the MENTOR 2.0 project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, has started. The project seeks to enhance teachers' mentoring skills, to let them effectively support the development of children and youth. Five organizations, companies and NGOs from Italy (Lascò), Spain (Grupo Femxa), Greece (KEAN), Austria (GTN Solutions) and Poland (CIE) will develop, test and implement a conceptual framework and innovative digital platform to enhance mentorship qualities among teachers of primary and secondary education.
Mentor 2.0 aims to meet the needs of present-time students who do not understand traditional repetitive models of teaching and learning and often disengage and drop out of school because of it.
After the kick-off meeting of the project, hosted in Warsaw, Poland, in the last days of May, the partners started the work on the transnational research to collect experiences from 300 teachers and 300 students at all stages of primary and secondary education and, ultimately, assess the current perspectives of learners and education providers with regards to motivation to learn, self-awareness and soft skills, the role of schools in the circular economy and their adaptation to the reality of the 21st century, particularly in digitization and the changing labour market.
Updates on the project's development, its results and activities will be available on the official website https://www.projectmentor2-0.eu/.