Develop high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques

for teachers and with teachers

About the project

Mentor 2.0 aims at supporting a paradigm shift in which teachers are – first of all – mentors to their students rather than just knowledge transmitters. Following on 6 years of Polish MENTOR pedagogy in the offline environment, Mentor 2.0 will develop, test and implement a conceptual framework and innovative digital platform to enhance mentorship qualities among teachers of primary and secondary education.

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Objectives

Mentor 2.0 aims to meet the needs of present time students who do not understand traditional repetitive models of teaching and learning and often disengage and drop out of schools because of it.

Mentor 2.0 is a project for teachers to get involved in. The project will develop high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques for teachers and with teachers. Mentor 2.0 will be online, thus accessible for the underrepresented group of teachers from smaller towns and villages who have a harder time to reach innovative educational solutions.

Moreover, Mentor 2.0 will aim at

  • strengthening teachers’ transversal competencies
  • making teaching profession more attractive
  • producing a gamified e-learning platform addressed to teachers counteracting digital illiteracy indicated by 2018 OECD’s Talis study
  • boosting chances of teachers from small towns and villages to have access to ground-breaking digital pedagogy
  • helping teachers identify those students who are at a higher risk of dropping out off school and to undertake intervention actions
  • Helping teachers guide students so that they are aware of their strengths and talents and can build their future on hence improving transition between different stages of education and career pathways
  • fortifying teachers’ communication and leadership skills
  • increase educators’ capabilities of cooperating outside school

Results

Mentor 2.0 foresees the following outcomes and results to be developed during a 24 months process:

Transnational research

on already existing tools which enable teachers to play mentorship role towards their students, including analysis of best practices, feedback from surveys conducted among teachers and students and from focus groups organized with teachers and students participation and selection of original MENTOR method modules to be transferred to the online version (R1)

Design

through the incorporation of findings from the research - of gamified learning modules and their validation among teaching community, designed to be customizable, flexible and to work with any curriculum with mixed groups of teachers from primary and secondary education (R2)

Design and testing of a platform

with virtual classrooms enabling teachers to strengthen their mentorship qualities (R3), which will provide a system to manage the program and monitor learners' progress, behavior and engagement. The platform will be tested in pilot with teachers of primary and secondary education and refined accordingly. The Platform will also host a long-term virtual transnational community composed by educators interested in innovating their practices through digital game-based learning and sharing knowledge and experiences

News

Formal education: kick-off of MENTOR 2.0 project - development of high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques.  For teachers and with teachers
Formal education: kick-off of MENTOR 2.0 project - development of high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques. For teachers and with teachers.

July 2022 - The success of the original MENTOR method developed by Center for Innovative Education of preparing teaching staff to change the educational model: from the 19th century transfer of knowledge to the 21st century mentoring, consisting in providing high-quality support in the development of children and youth, ....

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Formal education: kick-off of MENTOR 2.0 project - development of high-quality support pedagogies and innovative digital techniques.  For teachers and with teachers
After the completion of Result 1: Mentor 2.0 Program, we start the next phase of the project

November 2022 - in which the project consortium will focus on the design of Gamified Learning Modules aimed at formal education teachers in order to improve their knowledge and skills in the development of their professional work as transmitters of knowledge while integrating in this function the role of mentor of their students, thus making formal education more attractive and adapted ...

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Newsletter

Newsletter October 2022

We are starting the Mentor 2.0 project, which aims to create digital solutions available for teachers in 5 countries: Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria and Greece. Thanks to Mentor 2.0, teachers will be able to strengthen their workshop so that they come closer to acting as mentors for their students. We invite you to co-create with us modern methods of supporting educators!

Newsletter October 2022 (pdf)

Newsletter November 2022

Conducting research in all partner countries using the desk research method and online surveys from min. 60 teachers and 60 students in each country (300 teachers and 300 students in total) to identify mentoring tools and methods used in formal education. In total, we reached 436 teachers and 413 students.

Newsletter November 2022 (pdf)

Partners

Centrum Innowacyjnej Edukacji (CIE)
Centrum Innowacyjnej Edukacji (CIE)

ciedu.eu

GTN Solutions
GTN Solutions

gtn-solutions.com

Lascò
Lascò

en.lasco.io

Kean
Kean

kean.gr

Femxa Formación SL
Femxa Formación SL

grupofemxa.es