The DESTINE MOOC platform, a virtual classroom to empower VET professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and inclusion within an online and distance learning environment, will be presented
● This event will gather stakeholders that are interested in the main activities of the project
Next Monday, October 30 at 11.15 (local time), DESTINE will hold the final event of the project itself at Entrenaranjos International School 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.
Apart from the presentation of the platform, there will be a panel of experts talking about different issues during the event. There will be shown to the assistants the opportunities that Erasmus + programme can bring in terms of education, and a few examples of gender equality promotion in educational areas will be brought.
The Finnova 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.
About ERASMUS +
Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the European Union’s renewed programme in the fields of education and training, youth and sport, offering opportunities for all people and in all education sectors (School Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Adult Education). This new Erasmus+ is more international, more inclusive, more digital and greener, supporting digital transformation, inclusion and diversity, as well as the environment and the fight against climate change. With a budget of more than €28 billion, it will fund learning-related mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million people of all ages and from all backgrounds. “This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication 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.”
The Erasmus + DESTINE (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) project was born with the aim of promoting online professional 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. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational training students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs.