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Running EU-funded research projects

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FSE30658 - Digital and Technology Summer Camp 2022

The Digital and Technology Summer Camp aims to promote the key competences of pupils for lifelong learning while reducing the rate of early school leaving. The target group is pupils at risk of dropping out of school at the end of the first year of scientific and technological vocational and secondary schools. The aim is to reach those pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school after the end of their compulsory education and regardless of their academic performance. The Summer Camp in unibz's Smart Mini Factory Laboratory introduces students to the world of digitization and the latest technologies through highly practical teaching units (e.g. 3D printing, robotics or virtual and augmented reality) and an individual final project. The aim is to spark the passion for technology and the thirst for knowledge. Within the units in German and Italian language, all eight key competences (EU2020) are taught.

Principal Investigator: Erwin Rauch - Faculty of Science and Technology
Project Duration: 20.06.2022 – 31.07.2022

 

FSE30636 - Oltre i comportamenti sfidanti, favorire il successo scolastico. Herausforderndes Verhalten und Bildungserfolg in der Schule (ChallengeINschool)

In line with the European framework for personal, social and learning to learn key competence, the bilingual training course comprises 22 hours of innovative didactics, both in terms of content and working methods. The aim is to reinforce the competences of educators, collaborators, class and support teachers for preventing and managing the students’ challenging behaviours and promoting their school success at the lower and upper secondary school and in the transition among them. At the end of the training course, participants will be able to use different methods and strategies to manage difficult situations into the class, deriving from challenging behaviours of students, with or without disability.

Principal Investigator: Vanessa Macchia– Competence Centre for School Inclusion
Project Duration: 01.01.2022 – 30.06.2022

 

FSE30640 – Upskill Yourself

The FSE project "Upskill yourself" is addressed to lower secondary school pupils, with particular attention to students attending the last year of school. The project involves pupils in training activities focused on cognitive and metacognitive skills, such as the development of an adequate study method or the use of specific learning tools, and other fundamental skills for educational success and active citizenship, such as literacy skills, necessary for effective learning in all school subjects, or the acquisition of math skills. The activities will take place mainly in a small group (minimum 3 participants). Only one of the training courses, for the preparation to the final exam, will be offered both in small groups and individually for some students.
Five comprehensive school institutions of the Province, located in Bozen and Meran, take part in the project. The training activities will take place between January and June 2022 and between September and December 2022.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes – Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01.01.2022 – 31.12.2022

 

FSE30639 - Leading Myself

The project Leading Myself aims to enable students to build confidence in their own possibilities and to reflect on their personal and school development project by developing awareness of their skills and competences and the possibility of self-determination in their personal growth, learning and training process.
The project presents digital storytelling as a didactic approach which, due to its variety and accessibility and its narrative nature, supports the sharing of experiences, the possibilities of active participation and interaction, the promotion of creativity and empowerment. The creative and innovative presentation of one's own stories and visions for the future is a very important and effective activity for the processes of self-determination, self-reflection and self-awareness of young learners.

Principal Investigator: Cinzia Zadra – Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01.01.2022 – 31.12.2022

 

FSE30638 – Shaping my future

The project focuses on raising awareness on the topic of school dropout and promotes the self, reflection, cooperation, and communication competencies of adolescents. Participants are students in the first two years of two higher secondary schools in South Tyrol. Two of the five modules are conducted in large groups to especially promote cooperation and communication competencies for a successful interaction and for addressing various forms of diversity in a constructive way. Three modules aim at specifically promoting the competencies needed to make a reflective choice about one's own educational path and are organized in small groups. The project has a duration of eleven months and is expected to start in December 2021, with activities in the schools starting in January 2022.

Principal Investigator: Barbara Gross – Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01.01.2022 – 31.12.2022

 

FSE30550 - Automation with Programmable Logic Controllers

Automation technology is a constantly evolving field with a wide range of applications in plant engineering and special machine construction. This course offers an introduction to modern automation technology with a special focus on programmable logic controllers. In addition to an introduction to various programming languages and bus systems, the course offers an insight into control with automation systems and networking with higher-level information systems via OPC-UA or ADS. The TwinCAT 3 development environment from Beckhoff will be introduced to deepen the learning content. Self-programmed PLC programs and visualizations will be tested both on your own laptop, using TwinCAT 3 Soft PLC Runtime, and on dedicated Beckhoff Industrial PCs. The latter are connected to a learning factory, which converts the PLC programs into real motion sequences.

Principal InvestigatorAngelika Peer – Faculty of Science and Technology
Project Duration: 15/06/2021 – 15/06/2022

 

FSE30460 – Skills Training

The project "Skills training" involves lower secondary school students, with particular attention to students attending the third and last year of middle school. The project offers learning activities focused on cognitive and metacognitive skills, such as the development of an adequate study method, and on other fundamental skills for academic success and full exercise of citizenship, such as the functional use of the Italian language and the acquisition of relevant mathematical skills. The activities will take place in most cases in a small group (minimum 3 participants). Only one of the training courses, related to preparation for the final exam, will be offered both in a small group and individually for some students.The project will take place mainly in the period between January and June 2021. If required by schools, some courses may take place in the period between September and December 2021.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes — Faculty of Education
Project Duration:01/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

 

FSE30455 - Future Lab. Progetto di vita/Lebensplanung

In line with the European key competence ‘Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship', the project aims to develop teachers’ and other school staff competences in supporting person centred life planning for pupils, with a specific attention to self-determination in the transition phases of lower and upper secondary education. The training course comprises 52 hours of innovative didactics, both in terms of content and working methods. At the end of the training course, participants will be able to implement methods for activating orientation projects and leading sessions for the creation of Individualised Educational Plans centred on self-determination of students with disabilities. Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning the innovative power of the bilingual programme and the pronounced methodological diversity of the training.

Principal Investigator: Heidrun Demo — Competence Centre for School Inclusion
Project Duration: 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

 

FSE30354 - Summer Bridge 2021

The project "Summer Bridge 2021" is aimed to prevent disaffection, school failure and early school leaving, intervening on one of the most vulnerable segments of our education system, the transition from primary to lower secondary school.
The project involves a small group of pupils in a one-week training course, divided into lessons, excursions and recreational-educational activities, to be carried out in a local residential structure.
The training course aims to enhance metacognitive skills, such as the development of appropriate study strategies, and personal and social skills, such as autonomy, resilience and collaboration.
The summer campus will take place between the end of June and the end of August 2021, from Sunday to Saturday.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes — Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 21/06/2021 - 31/08/2021

 

FSE30452 - InnovaTive CS teAchiNg methoDs to foster kEy coMpetences (TANDEM - 2021)

TANDEM-2021 offers a training course dedicated to high school teachers. The training aims at enabling teachers to promote key competences, by bringing new technologies and approaches (such as coding, computational thinking, and educational robotics) into their classrooms. Particular attention will be dedicated to the adoption of software engineering principles, in order to increase the quality of the final product obtained by the students and facilitate the process of creating the solution. 

Principal Investigator: Ilenia Fronza — Faculty of  Computer Science
Project Duration: 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2021

 

FSE30451 - Digital and Technology Summer Camp

The Digital and Technology Summer Camp aims to promote the key competences of pupils for lifelong learning while reducing the rate of early school leaving. The target group is pupils at risk of dropping out of school at the end of the first year of scientific and technological vocational and secondary schools. The aim is to reach those pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school after the end of their compulsory education and regardless of their academic performance. The Summer Camp in unibz's Smart Mini Factory Laboratory introduces students to the world of digitisation and the latest technologies through highly practical teaching units (e.g. 3D printing, robotics or virtual and augmented reality) and an individual final project. The aim is to spark the passion for technology and the thirst for knowledge. Within the units in German and Italian language all 8 key competences (EU2020) are taught.

Principal Investigator: Erwin Rauch — Faculty of Science and Technology
Project Duration: 17/06/2021 - 31/07/2021

 

FSE30341 - InnovaTive CS teAchiNg methoDs to foster kEy coMpetences (TANDEM)

The TANDEM project offers two training courses, for teachers of middle and high school. The training aims at enabling teachers to promote key competences, by bringing new technologies and approaches (such as coding, computational thinking, and educational robotics) into their classrooms. Particular attention will be dedicated to the adoption of software engineering principles, in order to increase the quality of the final product obtained by the students and facilitate the process of creating the solution.

Principal Investigator: Ilenia Fronza — Faculty of Computer Science
Project Duration: 13/01/2020 -29/04/2021
Project Websitetandem.inf.unibz.it

 

FSE30368 - Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is aimed at preventing underachievement or early school leaving in the transitions between different school levels (from primary to middle school, from middle school to high school).

It offers residential camp activities for pupils who are going to attend first year of lower secondary education in the following school year. Activities will be focused on study methods and strategies, as well as the conscious use of technology, in order to support students in the transition and equip them with adequate competences and self-awareness.

The summer camp will take place between the end of June and the end of July 2020, and will last one week, from Sunday to Saturday. The camp foresees a maximum of 15 participants selected among those attending the participating schools.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes — Faculty of Education
Project Duration: The project will not be implemented due to the Covid-19 emergency

 

FSE30351 - Energy Start

Energy Start is a project offering training activities in the first two years of upper secondary school to reduce underachievement and early school leaving. The activities will take place between January and June 2020 and between September and December 2020.

The main aim is supporting students in the development of study methods and strategies. Interventions also aim at favouring a welcoming start of the school year, especially for students attending the first year, and to support reorientation procedures, when needed. Interventions will involve small groups of students, in a 1 to 3 ratio between trainer/educator and students. The project will also offer individualised interventions. The students involved will be those attending the first two years of the secondary schools participating in the project. Priority will be given to students attending the first year.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes — Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020

 

FSE30348 - Last round

Last Round is aimed at accompanying students towards a successful conclusion of lower secondary education (or middle school) and its final exam. Between January and June 2020 different training activities will take place with small groups of students, with a minimum ratio of 1 trainer for 3 students, as well as individualised activities for some students. Students will be supported in the preparation to the final exam with regards to the acquisition of core curriculum competences but also study methods and strategies.

Principal Investigator: Dario Ianes — Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020

 

FSE30267 - Training on Agile Software Development - Delivered using Agile Approaches (TASTE)

This project provides agile training activities dedicated both to end-users and professional on iterative processes, visible feedback and reflection, and collaborative and shared learning styles. To deliver such agile training, an agile way of teaching is applied, which is characterised by a problem and challenge base.

Principal Investigator: Ilenia Fronza — Faculty of Computer Science
Project Duration: 23/01/2020 - 03/08/2021
Project Websitetaste.inf.unibz.it

 

FSE30080 - Learning tools

Learning Tools is a set of coordinated actions aimed at reducing and preventing early school leaving with the aim of promoting access to education and training with formal, non-formal and informal education pathways for the acquiring of specific skills for pupils and teaching staff. The educational measures are:

  1. training on awareness raising on the issue of early school leaving;
  2. strengthen teachers' competences on teaching and new technologies and the dynamics of early school leaving also through exchange of good practices in transnational mobility;
  3. training for the linguistic reinforcement of pupils also in transnational mobility.
  4. workshops for learners to acquire key competences for lifelong learning;
  5. training for teachers for the acquisition of key competences for lifelong learning.

Principal InvestigatorDario Ianes - Faculty of Education
Project Duration: 01/03/2018 - 31/10/2018

 

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