The main purpose of the creation of the robot, an innovative pedagogical “tool”, is accompanied by the aim of:
The Italian School will have the role of 3D drawing the robot in AutoCad, the Portuguese School will have the main responsibility to programme the Robot using Arduino, responsible for the robot’s interactivity; the Spanish School will be responsible for programming and assembling the robot, the Greek School will be responsible for preparing the questionnaire of the different subjects, as well as the database. The information to be included in the robot is unlimited and of all areas of knowledge. However, we will give importance to questions of the subjects where students have more difficulties (Mathematics, Sciences, Technical subjects and Languages);
The group of participants is constituted by secondary school students; the members of the direction of each school, the teachers and other non-teaching members of the school staff are also part of this group.
There will be 4 mobilities involving about 72 students and 24 teachers/non-teaching members of the staff.
Liceo Scientifico Statale "Pietro Paleocapa", a historical institute in the city of Rovigo, was born in 1923. The current building is a modern school complex which includes a library, an auditorium, 32 rooms and several laboratories (2 science labs, 2 computer technology labs, a language laboratory).
The current 712 students are enrolled in three courses: Scientific, Technological Sciences and Sports.
All courses help students achieve the skills required for their future careers.
Some of the school subjects are common to three areas: Italian, English, Mathematics, Science, Physics, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Physical Education.
Others are specific to each course:
Latin and Art for the Scientific Course;
Information Technologies and Art for the Applied Sciences Course;
Subjects in the area of Sports and Law for the Sports scientific course.
The faculty has been experimenting with new methodologies and techniques, based on an interactive approach to subjects which involve students more actively.
The methodological approach is based on cognitive, affective and relational aspects to favour the growth of students through a teaching process that aims for the acquisition of strategies and competences for students to learn and grow as individuals and citizens.
Many projects expand and enrich the curriculum and the range of experiences that students can have at school, both in the scientific and literary fields, always taking into account the student's centrality, problem solving, respect, sustainability, cooperation, equity, social inclusion, intercultural understanding. Each year, students may choose, from among the Institute's different suggestions, optional subjects, according to their interests.
This school promotes and encourages all initiatives which contribute to the development of forms of European citizenship, both among teachers and students.
Indeed exchanges have been held with European partners from Belgium, Poland, Germany and France, for 20 years, with the aim of promoting European values.
The teachers involved in the project teach English, computer science and technical drawing, have been taking part in different projects, such as the international mobility of students and are interested in technological innovation in teaching.
In addition, some of them have knowledge of AutoCad 2D and 3D and experience in both curricular activities, during the morning, and optional activities, in the afternoon. This way, students can follow the courses as well as have integrative activities in the afternoon with lab classes for graphic development projects, valid for the compulsory curriculum of "Alternanza Scuola Lavoro", as well.
Also thanks to the training acquired by the teachers, the students are able to design / project with AutoCad in a realistic, creative, efficient and functional way for the elaboration of the robot.
Centro de Estudios Almi - Bilbao (Spain)
ALMI is a School with vast experience in Vocational Training. In fact, it all started in 1939, as the first study center in Bilbao. Currently, ALMI involves 332 students and 18 teachers. Our training is divided into two main areas: Administration and Information Technology. However, our main goal is to educate people in all aspects, not only technically, but also improve their social, international and entrepreneurial skills.
Our Center is now leading a major transformation in new teaching methods, using new technologies and engaging students in methods of active education. ALMI has always been in contact with society and the companies around it, which makes it always try to be to be a reference for innovation in Vocational Training.
Regarding international projects, ALMI has vast experience in this area. During the last 15 years, ALMI has been involved in more than 70 student mobilities in countries across Europe, such as Italy, Portugal, Austria, France or the United Kingdom. ALMI has participated in previous European international programs such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Erasmus, among others. However, it has always been supported by Confebask as a consortium. Confebask is the Basque Business Confederation and has lvast experience with international projects as well.
In addition, the European Commission has granted ALMI with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020, in which our organization fully agrees to ensure the correct procedure in the programs.
(See attached, descriptive document of the ALMI School, VetCharter for Higher Education, Diploma of Quality and Innovation).