Welcome to the ENAbLE Project!
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and spatial literacy are essential in many professional and everyday activities. Spatial literacy, learning about and improving interaction with one’s surroundings, is an inherently transdisciplinary competency transcending from STEM to social sciences and arts. Despite the omnipresence of geospatial and ICT technologies, they are still insufficiently integrated into current teaching practices in secondary schools. The key reason for this discrepancy is the lack of “out-of-the-box” solutions for teachers, which provide an engaging experience to pupils. Furthermore, ICT practices are not sufficiently integrated into standard curricula for secondary schools and into teachers’ education.
This project establishes a strategic partnership that aims at attaching Information & Communication Technology and spatial literacy to secondary school education by
- (i) developing an IT toolbox to educate children with better ICT and spatial skills to prepare pupils for the labour market,
- (ii) enabling secondary school teachers to teach ICT-based spatial literacy,
- (iii) integrating ICT-based spatial literacy in school curricula and developing a homogeneous vision of ICT education across all stakeholders
- (iv) disseminating these results across Europe.
We expect different impacts on the various stakeholders of the project:
1. Pupils interacting with our mobile games will gain better ICT-based spatial literacy and will be better qualified for the European labour market.
2. Teachers will gain competencies in the use of IT (for spatial literacy) in class and in transferring their know-how to other teachers.
3. Schools will participate in international networks, broadening the scope of cooperation, internationalisation and training.
4. Researchers will learn about new methods of ICT-based spatial literacy education and integrate it into future teacher education.
5. Governmental stakeholders such as ministries receive advice for future curricula. Policy recommendations are provided to the European Schoolnet promoting unified European curricula.