MONtech

MONTech – Blended Montessori-Creative Technologies approach for successful inclusion in Multicultural Schools

Project reference: 621461-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
Coordinators: UdG – Universitat de Girona
EU Budget: 624 955,00 €
Duration: 15/01/2020 – 14/01/24
UdG Project Coordinator: Dr. Jordi Freixenet

Summary

Montech project will foster social inclusion and equity in multicultural schools across Europe through highly innovate and engaging activities based on a new approach that blends the Montessori method with cutting-edge Maker Education learning experiences.

 

The main objective of MonTech is to foster the social inclusion of children with refugee/migrant or minority background in their schools environment. The first specific objective is to support educators that are teaching in multicultural schools to effectively increase their educational performance by implementing activities inspired by a new approach (Montessori + Tech). The second specific objective is the measurable increase of the educational performance of these children.

 

In order to achieve these goals, MonTech proposes to recover, adapt and transfer a well known and successful learning method (Montessori), which was originally born to help the poorest children in teh slums of Italy, but which today has become mainly associated with private schools for privileged children. The idea is twofold: (1) to return the method to its origins, by thinking of how to adapt its creative learning materials to the current multicultural school context; (2) to update the method through technological and digital tools, since over the years it has gradually fallen behind in these aspects. The idea is that these creative computing tools, added to Montessori, will help to promote learning through play, creative thinking, practical life, and will add non-linguistic elements. All these elements are very important in improving refugge/migrant education.

 

The project will first focus on integrating Montessori and Creative Technologies. This will result in the development of a teacher’s guide. Then there will be the training of trainers from different countries. After that, the trainers will train the teachers, and the process will end with the implementation of workshop for children in multicultural schools.

PARTNERS

 

Coordinator: UdG- Universitat de Girona
Action Synergy SA
Etaireia Ereynas, Ekpaideyshs, Kainotomias Kai, Anaptyxhs Ths P
Complex Cultural Esportiu Montessori-Palau SA
Karsiyaka Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu
Centar Za Tvorchesko Obuchenie
Waterpark Montessori International Limited
Liceul Technologic Constantin Ianculescu Carcea

CATEGORY EDUCATION