ASSESS

Project ASSESS began in 2019 with the aim to develop innovative learning tools via an online platform for young EFL learners. The traditional learning methods of pen and paper tests can be viewed as outdated in today’s modern world, and not truly reflect the student’s real potential.

The main goal of the project is to bring a new approach to assessment. A wide variety of material has already been produced by the six partners from six countries, including colourful flashcards with images and text, illustrated worksheets, exams, and rubrics. The partners have also collected many images, all of which are currently in the process of being uploaded to the Online Exam Creator.

By using The Online Exam Creator (OEC), not only will EFL teachers have access to the material created by the partners, but they will be able to produce their own exams and downloadable content specific to their needs.

The OEC is very close to completion, and once complete we expect that many EFL teachers will have the desire to use this platform and the impact of this project will increase rapidly.

The Online Exam Creator can be viewed here.

Project ASSESS will launch later this year, you can follow updates on the Facebook page and website.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2019-1-PT01-KA201-061275

STEM Labyrinth

The STEM Labyrinth project is in the early stages, with work beginning in September 2020. The aim of this project is to develop high school students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (the STEM subjects). STEM Labyrinth will help develop digital skills, critical thinking, problem solving, innovation and problem solving, all of which are needed more than ever in today’s world.

The seven partner countries have already spent many hours working on this project, including hours of research to ensure the final product challenges and develops the skills to gain a successful outcome for the students involved.

As part of the research for this project, a survey was sent regarding the status of STEM education in Finland to many STEM subject teachers in schools around the country. The majority of respondents said that STEM education was introduced in Finland mainly as an extracurricular activity and project activities, not so much as part of normal school education. Most respondents also said their school mainly used a model with no specific definition of STEM education, and the majority also said that their school had teachers certified in STEM education. More than half of the schools also had STEM laboratories.

Now the research has been completed, work has begun to create the app which is the main output of the project. The app will work by placing the user in a labyrinth and challenge them to solve puzzles until they reach the solution, whilst providing an educational experience to high school students.

STEM Labyrinth will launch August 2022, follow the projects Facebook page and website for further information.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2020-1-PT01-KA201-078645