Μajor intellectual outputs of the project will be:
(a) A training curriculum – syllabus for familiarizing prospective primary teachers with the details of inclusive gifted education. Modern teaching strategies will be used for implementing the curriculum, with “experiential learning” playing the pivotal role.
SPOŁECZNA AKADEMIA NAUK (University of Social Sciences) is one of the leading private universities in Poland having 15.000 students and over 1000 academic staff. In the educational rankings, published by the influential national magazines our Academy is placed very high. There are 20 departments, including Culture Studies, Educational Science, Psychology and Sociology that will contribute their experience to this project. Within our Educational Science department we train teachers of different types with a special focus on preschool and early school level of education. Apart from our academic profile we have been involved in several international initiatives and EU projects targeted to the disadvantaged people (see our experience below).
Via our Polish Open Academy we offer study programmes and courses over the Internet as well. Our task is to support traditional trainings as well as promote modern teaching methods.
As an educational organization University of Social Sciences promotes a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together researchers from a diversity of backgrounds (economics, humanities, educational science, etc.). Our University has potential to provide support (according to specific roles and tasks assigned within the consortium) to project’s activities having an immense expertise and experienced staff in respective field.
University co-operates also with wide range of kindergartens and primary, the local city council, authorities of Lodz Province, provincial and administrative units, other educational institutions as well as with associations and foundations. Within our post-graduate studies of Socio-therapy, we collaborate also with specialists working with children in kindergartens and day-rooms.- SAN
APEC Consulting is an educational enterprise that mainly focuses on 21st Century Skills Education, designing education programmes, developing occupational standarts and managing European Projects. APEC has experienced staff composing of researchers, trainers and project experts.
APEC designs education programs and courses according to needs of companies and targeted groups, generally focusing on required skills in workplaces.
APEC is also experienced in Project Management, has been developing and carrying out projects in the most competitive programs such as Horizon 2020, FP7, CIP, LLP, Erasmus +, IPA and Development Agency Programs.
University of Macedonia (UOM) is a modern public university with participation in many national and international research programs, and with research activities of a wide spectrum. Core mission of UOM is to provide future professionals with a extended range of critical 21st century skills.
UOM’s Department of Educational and Social Policy has extensive experience in educating prospective primary teachers of students with special educational needs, such as gifted and talented students. The Department’s program of studies includes numerous courses pertaining instructional management and decision – making, both in special educational settings and in ordinary schools.
Current pedagogical philosophies, like inclusion, research-based instructional approaches, like experiential learning, and the use of new technologies, like assistive technology, constitute vital elements of the Department’s syllabus, and of the various extracurricular training programs implemented by its faculty members.
FUNDACION UNIVERSITARIA SAN ANTONIO (UCAM) is a private university with 20 years of history and more than 16.000 students that offers 24 prominent European official graduations, 35 Master programs, 17 PhD programs and other prestigious titles. Its teaching method is based on a personalized attention with reduced students per classes and a personal tutor for each student. UCAM also offers a modern system of distanceteaching.UCAM is strongly linked with the work world through study plans adapted to market exigencies, obligatory internships ininstitutions and enterprises in every program and research programs in collaboration with big regional, national and multinational companies.UCAM has a special environment both cultural and historical. Its main campus is on the XVII century Jeronimos Monastery where infrastructures and labs provide UCAM’s students with excellent facilities to learn practical skills. Everything is for the benefit of thestudents, who are the core concern of UCAM.UCAM is an institution in dialogue with the modern world for the purposes of the improvement of human society as a whole. This spirit is Integration of Experiential Learning and Virtual Reality on Gifted Education. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University made visible in personalized lectures with a reduced number of students and personal tutors for each student. UCAM sharesits values through academic subjects, volunteering projects, meetings, congress and seminaries.
NARA Educational Technologies was founded in 2014 and its guiding the development of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology in Turkey.
Nara is mainly a R&D and edtech startup. It offers innovative, creative and original content in the field of education by using AR / VR technologies. Nara’s most important mission is to make education more fun, more successful and more democratic.- NARA
COMU is a modern state university, committed to world- class academic excellence. The reputation and popularity of COMU in Turkey is based on the high-quality teaching and learning experience available to students at the university.
With its 44.700 students, COMU is one of the most competitive universities in Turkey, and always looking for more talented people to play a part in its future. At COMU, students have access to wide-ranging learning resources and up-to-date facilities. COMU possesses a research fund which encourages the progress and development of society by financing scientific research projects. In addition, COMU actively seeks to propose and develop projects within international research programmes.
COMU has attracted millions of Euros in research grants and contract income from a variety of funders, including the EU, the Turkish Science and Technology Research Council (TUBITAK), the Turkish Ministry of Development, the Turkish Higher Education Council and various NGOs.- COMU