Children are our future, education is theirs!
KIDS4ALLL project has been granted in the frame of the Horizon2020 Work Program SC6 entitled ‘Europe in a Changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’ and with particular reference to topic 5 that focused on integration challenges of migrant children in educational contexts. It aims to strengthen and valorise transcultural, interdisciplinary skill sets in a highly diversified learner population, that increasingly corroborates the actual necessity for lifelong learning.
1. Promoting and fostering the acquisition and transmission of competences that have been defined under the 8 LLL key thematic areas.
2. Enhancing the methodological competences of educators towards inclusive and participatory teaching, training and intercultural dialogue.
3. Testing the concept of peer-to-peer learning in form of buddyship collaboration (guided pairing of learners) with the lifelong and lifewide dimensions of learning in a 9-months pilot phase.
The KIDS4ALLL learning method draws on knowledge acquisition skills training and attitude transfer to convey lifelong learning competences as a whole within a collaborative and co-creative learning process. As a response to the educational needs of children, in particular of migrant children, and of educators as pathfinders for continuous lifelong and life wide learning, the project is grounded on three Key Inclusive Development Strategies (KIDS) towards LifeLongLearning (LLL), which represent the specific objectives of the project.
Lifelong learning approach_________________________
Facilitating the access to educational systems has become as urgent as challenging in the 21st century society, especially when considering the contemporary global pandemic situation that emphasises the thread of existing performance discrepancies among the highly diversified student population. High NEET rates and shrinking participation in education evidence the demand for a targeted transmission of life skills to support individuals’ resilience and participation in wider society.
On this purpose the lifelong learning approach recognizes that competencies needed by children and adolescents today are not only technical but encompass learning to learn as a competence in its own right. Two dimensions are essential, which is lifelong learning on a temporal scale, and thus referring to different stages in life, and lifewide learning that considers the diversity of learning settings.
Towards the key inclusive development strategies_________
The KIDS4ALLL project grounds in the general assumption that everybody should have the lifelong right and opportunity to access high-quality education. Moreover, the project team strongly believes that learners should also have the possibility to co-create their learning environment and thus to be involved in both, their own learning and the potential training process of others.
Drawing on these premises the project aims to implement a pilot action that will experiment a learning method and learning environment in formal, non-formal and informal educational contexts to address the integration challenges of migrant children.
The proposed KIDS4ALLL learning method builds on knowledge acquisition, skills training and attitude transfer to convey lifelong learning competences as a whole within a collaborative and co-creative learning process. As a response to the educational needs of children, in particular of migrant children, and of educators as pathfinders for continuous lifelong and life wide learning, the project is grounded on three Key Inclusive Development Strategies (KIDS) towards LifeLongLearning (LLL), which represent the specific objectives of the project.
The KIDS4ALLL consortium includes partners and stakeholders from a total of 17 EU and non-European countries that span over 3 continents. It has been composed according to three main criteria, which is the partner’s awareness for the topic, curiosity and research interest and finally a thorough expertise in the field.
- University of Turin (Coordinator) – Italy
- Oslo Metropolitan University – Norway
- Tarki Social Research Institute – Hungary
- Sirius – Policy Network on Migrant Education – Belgium
- Koç University – Turkey
- University of Peloponnese – Greece
- University of Jena – Germany
- University of Barcelona – Spain
- University of Padua – Italy
- INDIRE – National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research – Italy
- Levinsky College of Education – Israel
- Ars Media Srl – Italy
- Institute for Education – Malta
- Foundation for Access to Rights – Bulgaria
- University of Girona – Spain
In accordance with the characteristics of the Innovation Action in general, and with the KIDS project in particular, the composition of the partnership has envisaged a wide range of work teams, that span from knowledge partners, to social-educational and policy players to technical experts.
Official project webpage: www.kids4alll.eu
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