The project, which is implemented under Key Action 2 of the Erasmus + program, builds on the European Union’s strategy entitled “Tackling early school leaving: a key contribution to the Europe 2020 agenda”. The aim of the project is to develop and disseminate a pedagogical method based on the theoretical basis of “Didactic pills” focused on life skills and competencies of pupils and students in order to prevent or solve the problem of early school leaving. The project partnership, composed of institutions with extensive experience in this phenomenon, will seek to bring effective tools for solving this problem to pupils and students through interactive tools that are popular and understandable among this target group. Special attention will be paid to supporting pupils with special learning needs. The effective use of ICT tools plays a key role in the successful development of innovation and change in education and training and in learning in general.
At the methodological level, the essential elements of this project are two basic areas:
1) Life skills, understood as skills that need to be improved in order to improve the relationship with oneself, and therefore with learning and school
2) Technology as a factor enabling learning, even at a distance, and as a factor reducing distances between students with and without special needs.
Both of these elements aim to improve school performance and keep students with SEN (but more generally all students) in school education.
The expected results of the project are the following:
1) Exploring learning practices that will help develop independence, determination, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
2) Improving knowledge of new technologies and interactive tools as an educational medium.
3) Increasing digital literacy (knowledge + skills + tools) of students.
4) Stimulation of the form of cooperation and communication in a virtual form and face to face.
5) Development of intervention models of the phenomenon of early school leaving for replication and use with a focus on inclusion
6) Stimulation of integration processes of pupils with special educational needs
7) Educating young people to use mobile phones as a work and integration tool.