Next Monday, 30th October, at 11.15am CEST
- DESTINE advocates for diversity and inclusion in distance education.
- The DESTINE MOOC platform, a virtual classroom to empower vocational training professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and inclusion within an online and distance learning environment, will be unveiled.
- Entrenaranjos International School leads the promotion of diversity, tolerance and inclusion in virtual spaces in Valencia.
Entrenaranjos International School will host on Monday 30th October at 11h15 (CEST) the final event of the European project DESTINE. The event will present the results of this ERASMUS+ project which has been running for two years and has addressed the need to preserve the values of inclusion, tolerance and diversity in virtual classrooms.
DESTINE aims to equip all professionals and students with the essential tools to adapt effectively to an e-learning approach. To this end, it specifically prioritises the creation of a learning environment that is adapted to the needs of vocational training students. In this sense, the central action of the project has been the creation of an online platform designed for teachers, students and staff of educational institutions: DESTINE MOOC.
DESTINE MOOC is a tool for public use, available in 6 languages (Spanish, French, English, German, Greek and Romanian) and divided into 7 e-modules. The modules are presented as a virtual classroom to enable and empower vocational training professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and therefore inclusion within an online and distance learning environment.
The Finnovaregio Foundation, one of the partners of this project, has chosen Entrenaranjos International School to host this event, as a reference in the Valencian Community in terms of preserving diversity and tolerance in education. The CEO of the Foundation, Juanma Revuelta, emphasises the school’s commitment to aligning itself with quality education and being proactive in building inclusive spaces. “The trajectory of Entrenaranjos International School, which has almost half a century of history, makes clear its commitment to a personalised education, which puts the student at the centre of its activity, and which is committed to the use of an inclusive pedagogy in its daily life”, concludes Revuelta.
For María Arias Guardiola, director of Entrenaranjos International School, hosting this event “reaffirms our commitment to educational and inclusive innovation through new technologies”. “We live in a society that is immersed in technological development, where the advance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has changed our way of life. The speed with which ICTs have burst into our lives means that, if we are not part of their universe, the gap between parents and children widens. And our sons and daughters are already born with this knowledge as an everyday thing, something that does not require them to make an effort to learn. In fact, it is an additional (and more attractive) tool for their daily education,” says the headmistress. Moreover, one of the basic pillars of the school is education in values. “Education should not be restricted to the preparation of certain knowledge, but should above all be understood as the process of forming a culture. To educate in values is to form capable and competent individuals. The purpose of our school is to educate in the construction of a fairer and more tolerant world, aimed at the future,” she concludes.
DESTINE is led by a consortium formed by the Finnova Foundation, Osengo (France), AKMI (Greece), BK CON (Germany), Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente – CPIP (Romania), Symplexis (Greece) and Future in Perspective (Ireland). The success of this project has been based on the good understanding and synergies that have been created during these two years between the different international partners, another aspect of Entrenaranjos International School that Revuelta has also highlighted. “Anyone who has had the slightest contact with the school’s activity knows first-hand the excellent work it has done in giving its students the tools to adapt to an increasingly global world. The work of Entrenaranjos in terms of internationalisation is impeccable,” says Revuelta.
In this event, beyond the presentation of the DESTINE MOOC platform, the scope of the European funds Erasmus + and the opportunities that arise through these funds in the field of education will be discussed. Erasmus + is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
The Erasmus + DESTINE project (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) was created with the aim of promoting an online professional training online vocational training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion, and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs. learning environment adapted to their needs.
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.