The Project

Purpose and objectives of the project

D-MANeD project aims to address the needs of primary and secondary (high school) teachers and educators working with minorities, students with fewer opportunities youth and rural youth in creating innovative approaches that are more inclusive, using digital environments, and dealing with emotional understanding. Thus, the project supports participants to deliver high quality teaching that deals with the complexity of the learners by focusing their approaches on inclusion, improving attainment and continuing education as well as empowering learners.

Specifically, the project aims to:

  • Develop more flexible methods for involving students in actively learning the curricula during the class hours, and test the most relevant ones throughout the lifetime of this project and measure the commitment to finish all education cycles. (NLP, mindfulness, e-learning).
  • Share innovative techniques for teaching and measuring impact of teaching to boost the ability of students to learn and participate in the process, supported by e-learning, that are applied and tested by the teachers in classrooms/ online. By the end of the project those techniques would be filtered and adapted to the realities of the participating countries (dance, music, theatre, arts, digital art, digital environments).
  • Create methods for blending learning environments with practical, hands-on activities that are transferred to the teachers during a Training Course, and applied in the classroom by those. Those will be shared during Training Courses and integrated in the teachers activity through practical assignments (movement, music, art, e-learning,
  • Design methods for psycho-emotional balance, that can be used/applied by both teachers and students, for improved focus, decision making, clarity, health and wellbeing, in/outside.

What are we going to do?

The project team aims to deliver the following outputs by the completion of the project:

  • An interactive eBook with good practices at EU level on the use of methodologies and tools on psycho-emotional balance, mindfulness, focus, movement, and art as methods for inclusive e-learning and coaching. The ebook will include also quantitative data collected throughout the project, indicators of impact and indicators on the status of current methods/ proposed methods.
  • Four training Courses, implemented by trained specialists/ facilitators who work/worked in and with schools, young people, children, and teachers. The trainers will create, adapt and improve all the techniques based on the needs and preferences of the teachers.
  • Recorded Tutorials for all training courses. During the Training Courses we will have recording equipment that will serve to record training sessions that will go on the e-learning platform of the project. This will allow more teachers to enroll in these courses and complete them at their own pace.
  • E-Learning Platform Integration. The project consortium will design and develop a learning platform, where teachers can find useful resources, activities and assessments on the topics mentioned above.

For more information about the intellectual outputs of the project, please click here.

Target Groups

Our target group are teachers, educators and youth workers in high complexity schools and contexts, with high numbers of immigrant pupils, special needs children, children with high levels of school mobility and those from poor social- economic family background.

The project involves a methodological strategy to maximize collaboration and co-design to reduce the transfer gap, such as a system of co-leading and mixing teams formed by researcher and school teachers, educators and students.

All the countries participating in this project are facing important challenges regarding the topics of the project, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the transnational character of the project provide extremely useful knowledge for all countries involved.

Project details

Funding Entity: European Commission (Erasmus+ KA2)

Project coordinator: SkillsUp Training and Research Services

Project number: 2020-1-NL01-KA201-064734

Duration: September 2020 to June 2023

Total budget: 345.732,00 €