The project is carried out by a partnership of 5 partners from 4 European countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy and Cyprus).
The partners have all been carefully selected according to their competences with pedagogical development, digital media use, facilitation of learning communities within preschools – both formal and informal, and their experience with entrepreneurship teaching.
Locally, in each of the partner countries, a partnership of preschools have been set up based on partner networks and open calls. The preschools represent different aspects in terms of inclusion and diversity. Some have a high number of refugee and migrant children, some have disabled children, and there is a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Local stakeholders will be involved throughout the project to inspire, think outside the box and provide expertise to the development activities in the project. They will be involved through workshop activity, will host and arrange activities with the preschools, suggest ideas, input, feedback and co-create methods with the preschools. They will be recruited based on their motivation, creativity, availability, experience with the target group, relevant competences and potential contributions to the experimenting community work and the development of social entrepreneurial mindsets and competences, digital media use and social inclusion.
The research group Digital Media in education (DIMEB):
The research group Digital Media in education is concerned on the one hand with educational applications in computer science and media informatics, and on the other hand with digital media and media education within the context of pedagogical didactics. The group is embedded in the field of computer science and media informatics and is focused on primary education in digital media for trainee teachers. It thus presents an opportunity to develop a specific profile, “digital media in education”, and to create a bridge between technology culture and pedagogy, hence developing a transdisciplinary orientation. The group is led by Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe.
CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily. It is a non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation with member organizations in more than eight European countries. Established in 2001 and inspired by the work of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997), CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development. The organisation promotes research and development so to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres.
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd:
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education Ltd is a pioneering organisation which initiates and implements projects of positive social change in the fields of social innovation, entrepreneurship and social inclusion. One of its success stories is the establishment of “Hub Nicosia,” a co-working centre for organisations with cultural, environmental and social aims.
The Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media (CUDIM):
The Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media is part of the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University in Denmark. The Centre has around 40 members of staff, some are academic staff who do research and teaching and others are educational developers who focus on developing teaching at the university. The research staff have a wide range of research interests from higher education, digital learning technologies, formal and informal learning, educational design to upper secondary education. The Centre has a strong international profile and networks as well as a reputation for high quality in research dissemination.
Videnscenter for Integration (VIFIN) is a knowledge and research center, located under the Department for Education and Learning at the Municipality of Vejle. It was established in 2002 to ensure a local municipal resource that could collect and process knowledge on integration, and to develop and implement projects and activities about integration, social development, education and internationalization. VIFIN creates, disseminates and mainstreams good practice on integration and social development at the local, regional, national and international levels with the vision to be the leader in knowledge building, dialogue and innovation on integration and development. Within the field of development, VIFIN’s core competences are development of digital material for learning, Danish as a second language, competence development of preschool educators and promoting entrepreneurship among migrants.