On the 24th and 25th of November the 4th Transnational Project Meeting of Brave New Words project took place in Szczecin, Poland to Collegium Balticum partner.
BRAVE NEW WORDS: Innovative educational tools for training and teaching people with Special Learning Disorders project is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, KA201 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education and it involve 4 partners from different countries: Italy, Spain, Bulgarian and Poland.
The project aimed to create innovative learning pathways that increase the quality of the work of educators and staff members dealing with students with Special Learning Disorders (SpLD), using 3D Printing and Augmentative Reality.
SpLD is a type of Neurodevelopmental Disorder that does not allow the ability to learn or use specific academic skills in one or more areas of reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and expressive language, which are the bases for other academic learning.
The use of 3D printing and AR technology will transform how people with SpLD will learn by offering a multisensory experience to them. For the development of Multisensory methods and methodology, the new technologies (3D printing and AR) can be useful tools for developing new inclusive tools.
During the first day on the 24th, the meeting started with the partners presentation of their national pilot phase, done in the past few months. It was necessary to test the 11 exercises with 3D printing and 11 exercises in Augmented Reality. All the participants of the pilots made in Italy, Spain and Bulgaria were very happy, giving excellent feedback on the methodology developed by the consortium and on the excellent work done in the exercises.
Afterwards, Collegium Balticum presented last Intellectual Output of the project, IO4 – Webinar about BRAVE NEW WORDS results and goals. In fact, in the next few weeks CB will be engaged with the help of the whole consortium in the development of a new methodology. It’ll be important for the partners that they will have to develop the IO4, which CB will be involve in the demonstration of the needs of the project, the objectives and the results obtained in the two years of the project through the technologies used for people with SpLD. CEIPES will take care of showing the 3D printing technology and SKILLS DIVERS will instead show how to use Augmented Reality through the two Apps.
PARVI, Bulgarian partners and experts in specific learning disorders will have the task of making people understand how to use technologies with those who need specific support in the learning phase.
All partners will use their social media to spread the invitation to participate in the webinar in their respective countries.
The second day of the TPM of the BRAVE NEW WORDS project was spent with a visit to the SENSE, a specialized centre for children with specific neurological disorders. The partners had the opportunity to visit the entire facility, consisting of the kindergarten, primary school, and the facility where the children perform various therapies with highly qualified staff members. All the partners of have shown their interest to be able to bring an example of this value to their country with excellent results.
The fourth TPM in Poland ended with a visit to the Szczecin Nation Museum on the second post-war period.
The partners broke up with the next transactional meeting which will take place in March 2022.