EU Funds for digital literacy
Improving digital skills in classrooms
SEM assisted the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills within the Ministry for Education in applying for EU funds under the Erasmus+ programme. The project provides the opportunity for collaboration, observation and exchange of good practices between four organisations in Europe, to be better able to integrate innovative technologies across all levels of the public educational system.
The project was promoted at an activity, held in a digital literacy classroom at the Directorate’s premises in Ħamrun, in the presence of the Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister, Carmelo Abela, the Minister for Education, Justyne Caruana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Education, Francis Fabri, SEM CEO Mandy Falzon, Director for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills, Grazio Grixti, and Education Officer and project leader, Rose Anne Camilleri.
The ultimate goal of the project is to give the opportunity to more educators to embrace innovation in their classroom pedagogy and for the students to have more opportunities to use technology in a meaningful learning environment.
In this regard, the objectives of the project are the following:
- To share innovative practices within the partner countries, discussing and finding solutions, innovative methodologies to identified challenges.
- To observe practice in classrooms and how new innovative digital tools are used by other partner countries as well as methodologies used as regards the FCL concept.
- To collectively network the structuring of strategies/programmes which can be implemented.
- To undertake a series of collaborative training/workshop sessions during the short-term joint staff training events.
SEM CEO, Mandy Falzon remarked that such project is a perfect example of how EU funds, obtained through SEM assistance, are well invested in our educational system. Improving digital skills and learning methodologies, in collaboration between entities from different countries, makes a difference to students and educators for a better quality of life.