SENSES will develop a new educational approach in primary education that aims to a) strengthen teachers with knowledge and skills to lead their students to a social entrepreneurship and innovation spirit and b) boost the capacity and skills of children from all backgrounds to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and design innovative solutions to social problems (e.g. environmental consciousness, gender equality, minorities integration).
The SENSES is implemented by 8 partners (SFEDI, BLUE ROOM, EUROTRAINING, EUROSPEAK LANGUAGE SCHOOLS, XENIOS POLIS, CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, SMCS-Specchio Magico ONLUS, PRIVATE GRAMMAR & MODERN SCHOOLS) from 5 EU countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, UK).
In other words, the suggested educational model will aim to create the future social innovators and social entrepreneurs of Europe by drawing on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources. Students, taking part in this process, will develop their love of learning, and will be enabled to face the real challenges of the 21st century.
SENSES respond to the ‘aspect’ that teachers are the bearing heart of our educational system. Teacher’s knowledge, skills and expertise can facilitate children’s learning, or inspiring the passion for social entrepreneurship and innovation.
In this context, SENSES address the following objectives:
to provide teachers with knowledge for SEI and skills of transferring and applying this knowledge within their classroom additionally, guidelines and methodology of developing students core social entrepreneurship & innovation perceptions and skills.
to cultivate to students at Primary Education, ages 7-12, (including those of marginalized backgrounds) structured competences of social entrepreneurship and innovation contexts with the mission to develop adaptable thinkers, collaborative problem solvers, and irrepressible social innovators.
to create and deliver innovative products and teaching/learning methods, targeting school communities in 5 countries, UK-Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy- with various needs and national educational contexts and highly transferable to EU context.