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Month: November 2019

CARDET expertly implements M-Easy’s Training Material

CARDET held, on the 28th of November a workshop to test the training material developed by the project so that trainers can take advantage of its tools to engage their local community. The workshop was hosted by the Frederick University in Limassol and was attended by a mixed group featuring 22 adult educators and students in the field of education.

The workshop commenced with an introduction to the project, its objectives and the tools developed and delivered. Consecutively, the facilitator made a presentation of Europe’s 2020 strategy highlighting the importance of lifelong learning and project’s such as M-easy that seek to support individuals in enhancing their skills and knowledge in fulfilling its set goals. This presentation, set the ground for a group discussion that allowed participants to voice their opinions and share their views.

Following, the participants were divided into groups, each given a separate story to read and discuss internally. Having been given sufficient time to thoroughly explore the different aspects laid out by the stories they were called into the plenum and each group presented the story it discussed. During each presentation the groups discussed the aspects they have observed as being important in the integration process of each of the individuals along with the role education and training opportunities played.

Afterwards, the group dedicated a session for the participants to acquaint themselves to the website of the project and more specifically to it training course, e-guide. The workshop was concluded by a reflection session that allowed the participants to share their thoughts and views about the workshop, the project and the issues covered over the course of the seminar before they were asked to fill in the evaluation forms and were given their certificates of attendance.

AppHop entrepreneurship project’s kick off meeting in Victoria

Aiming to reinforce entrepreneurship education, the consortium of the AppHop – Randomizing Entrepreneurship Training Through Breakout Challenges on Smartphones project held its first meeting in Virginia, Ireland on the 12th and 13th of November 2019. In the meeting, representatives of the participating organizations discussed aspects of the early stages of the project. The project brings together a consortium of organizations from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Poland, and Portugal.

AppHop is an Erasmus+ KA2 project and over the course of the two years that it will run, it will create a curriculum, designed and developed into learning material that will guide users through breakout challenges, inspired by the 15 most popular smartphone apps. Each of the 15 apps selected will address one of the 15 competences identified in EU’s EntreComp Framework that aims to facilitate entrepreneurship.

The project will also develop a training programme to help vocational education tutors incorporate the resources of the project in their trainings to build entrepreneurial competence more effectively.

CARDET, the project’s partner in Cyprus, will take part in the development of the breakout challenges and will develop online tools such as the project’s website where all digital breakout resources will be located for public use.

Follow AppHop’s Facebook Page to stay updated with the development of the project.

Conference: ‘ Youth Radicalization – National and European Framework’

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order (MJPO) in collaboration with the CARDET research organization is holding a seminar on Tuesday, November 26 at 8:30 am on “Youth Radicalization – The National and European Framework”. The conference will be held at the Journalists’ House (12 RIK Avenue, Aglantzia) and aims to present and discuss the data, challenges and measures taken to combat radicalization of young people at national and European level.

The conference will feature introductory speeches by the Director General of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order (National Anti-Terrorism Coordinator) Mr Andreas Assiotis and Assistant Chief of the Police Mr Christos Mavris. Consecutively, representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order and the Prisons Department will present the National and European framework on radicalization, as well as the measures being taken in prisons in our country. Following, representatives of CARDET will present the conclusions drawn from the research they carried out for the radicalization of youth in Cyprus and across Europe, as well as how the Internet can be a field and a means of radicalization. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion with the participation of the MJPO Representative Mr Andreas Andreou, the Deputy Chief Officer of the Department of Prisons Mrs Athina Demetriou, the Ethnologist and Co-Founder of Geopolitical Cyprus Mr Yiannis Ioannou, and Youth Board of Cyprus Senior Youth Officer Mrs Maria Christodoulou.

The conference is part of the ‘Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project’ co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It is also part of the measures taken by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order to keep its staff, and the public at large, informed to strengthen the prevention of radicalization, which is a key pillar of the National Counter-terrorism Strategy.

WESTART! – The Guide

The WESTART! project has successfully completed its first intellectual output, the Guide. The “Guide” of WESTART! is a research paper which aims to provide the general public and the partnership consortium with valuable information regarding the use of electronic media by women at the age of 25 to 40, the target group of the project.

The research was carried out during 2019 in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Germany and Romania, and involved 25 women in total. The partnership used a combination of quantitative questionnaires for institutions, semi qualitative guided interviews with learners as well as a collection of good practices and the minutes and comments of the Territorial Working Groups installed in each partner country and used as a sounding board and extra source of expertise for the project.

The main results of this research showed that despite the availability of electronic media in general is quite impressive, the distribution of electronic devices is rather uneven and seems to reflect the economic status of the participating countries.

The Guide is available in English, Greek, Italian, German and Romanian here.

The WESTART! project is being implemented in Cyprus by the Centre for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology (CARDET) and it is aligned with the Centre’s mission to promote gender equality and social justice in the Cypriot society.

DEIMP: Multiplier Event in Cyprus

The 2nd Multiplier Event of the DEIMP project took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on October 2 at the 2nd elementary school of Engomis. The facilitator presented the DEIMP project, its objectives and available material for the teachers to use in their classrooms.

Specifically, the DEIMP mobile application was demonstrated and teachers were encouraged to download it to their smartphone devices (IOS and android devices) and interact with it. Additionally, information about the MOOC was presented and the benefits of participating to this online program were explained in detail. Some hands-on activities also followed so that participants get to know the outputs of the project better and be able to use them instantly. Also, some preliminary information about the upcoming Learning Teaching and Training Event that will take place in Nicosia next March was announced. Participants were pleased with the outputs of the DEIMP project and express their interest to use the mobile applications and participate in the course in due time.

You can download and use the DEIMP mobile application for free in Android and IOS devices: DEIMP

You can enroll to the online course of the project by clicking here.

For more information, drop us a line at: +357-22002108

CARDET successfully pilots M-Easy’s Training Course

CARDET organized two separate workshops, on the 15 and 18th of November 2019 respectively, to test and evaluate M-Easy’s innovative training course to improve mathematical skills of low-skilled adults. The two workshops served as an opportunity for a group of 19 migrants and asylum seekers to come into contact with the tools of the project and test its innovative methodology of blended learning.

During the first workshop, the project manager presented the M-Easy, introducing to the learners its scope objectives and tools. He then invited them to browse through its website and take the assessment tool. After each learner finished his/her assessment, the project manager recorded his/her score and had a brief discussion as to the skills he/she needs to develop as per the findings of the assessment. Consecutively, the group was presented the project’s e-Directory of Existing Apps and M-Easy’s app and was encouraged to use them over the weekend so that we can test their progress in the second session that was held on the 18th of November.

The second session commenced with a brief discussion where the participants were asked to share their thoughts and experience in using the tools of M-Easy. They were then asked to take up the assessment tool. After their second results were recorded, an evaluation session was held during which participants shared their views as to the process and the project, itself and were asked to fill in the evaluation forms of the project.

The piloting showed that M-Easy’s learning course can make a significant contribution to the mathematical skills of learners. A comparison of the results of the pre and post assessment showed that all participants exhibited progress and got better results in their second test. Most importantly, the facilitator of the workshop recorded excellent comments and regards from the participants who commended the M-Easy project team for its work and resources as well as it innovative approach that allows for catered self-learning.

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