InventEUrs is a European project (Erasmus+) created for the purpose of adapting and improving a project that already exists, Inventors4Change, which for the past 4 years has been promoting connections between underprivileged children in Spain and India and encouraging them to become agents of change in their communities with the help of Technologies for Creative Learning and Digital Media tools.
InventEUrs will foster social inclusion and equity in underprivileged schools (with particular emphasis on newly arrived migrant children) through highly innovative and engaging connected learning experiences. Under the scope of InventEUrs, migrant children at disadvantaged schools in Europe will be interconnected between each other and with children from other schools, and mixed teams of children from different countries will co-create projects and invent solutions that revolve around global issues.
This is a project developed through iterations (waves). In the two years of the project there will be three waves, which will make it possible to test, adapt, disseminate and upscale the previous experience with Inventors4Change, but now in Europe. Each wave of InventEUrs will gradually enable the addition of more schools. But the third iteration will be an online opening that will potentially take the project to a greater number of European schools.
The main results have included the design and development of an online platform for connecting schools and methodologies for implementing the Invention-Based Collaborative Learning approach. Another result has been the creation of a MOOC for teachers and education stakeholders.
The project receives European funding led by the UdiGitalEdu cluster of research groups. The consortium of members is made up of the Escola Veïnat de Salt (Catalonia, Spain), the Liceul Tehnologic Constantin Ianculescu (Cracea, Romania), the University of Perugia (Perugia, Italy), the South Bank University (London, England) and the Instituto d’Istruzione Superiore “G.Giovagnoli” (Perugia, Italy).