TEAMStar consortium meeting in Volos 20/5/2022

CTLL hosted the TEAMStar project meeting in Volos. The meeting was attended by 14 members of the partner organizations from Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy, and Greece. During the meeting partners discussed the TEAMStar learning platform, the TEAMStar educational game, piloting activities, the organization of multiplier events, and instructor training see more
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International School on Innovation, project High5, 5 – 9/5/2022

An international school on innovation is organized from May 9 - 15, 2022. The event is attended by 26 students and 10 mentors from Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Greece. During the event students apply an integrated method of design thinking and problem solving for addressing sustainability challenges, such as sustainble energy, tourism, buildings, production and consumption, and more. Students have the opportunity to engage in international teams, starting with team building activities, which are followed by a city game for getting to know their host town for the rest of the week. Then, they work on problem discovery, user analysis through interviews, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, and evaluation see more
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DT4S project multiplier event 5/5/2022

A mutliplier event for project DT4S took place on May 5, 2022. It was attended by 65 students and educators and took place in Volos, Greece in the events room of the Tsalapalats Complex. During the event, students had the opportunity to apply in practice design thinking for introducting solutions to sustainability challenges, and more specifically effective waste management. Students worked in groups, analysing challenges and synthesizing solutions, which they presented to the entire group. Participants furthermore enjoyed a demonstration of the DT4S learning platform for sustainability education see more
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International Summer School on Innovation on TRT TV 24/4/2022

See a presentation of our International Summer School on Innovation on TRT TV https://youtu.be/wUabFM6GJZY ! The summer school is being organized on May 9 - 15 in Volos in the context of Erasmus+ project High5. It will be attended by 30 students from Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Greece, who will be mentored by educators from the same countries. Students will be challenged to address sustainability problems through design thinking and problem solving. We are looking forward to welcome everybody! https://youtu.be/wUabFM6GJZY International Summer School on Innovation presentation on April 24, 2022
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Instructor training event on design thinking in Porto, 31/1 – 4/2/2022

Participants work on design thinking. An instructor training event took place from January 31 to February 4, 2022 in Porto, Portugal in the context of project ICT-INOV. The event covered fundamental principles and practical application of design thinking. Participants had the opportunity to actively engage in design thinking, following the steps of team building, problem discovery, empathy, problem-statement definition, ideation, and prototyping. Participants experienced the design thinking process from the point of view of a student and of an instructor. Throughout the event, participants deployed both off-line and on-line tools for implementing design thinking steps, including the ICT-INOV digital collaborative platform. The team from Pakistan presents their solution. Participants engaged in design thinking activities on the topic of Green IT. They worked in 4 teams, each of which focused on…
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TEAMSTAR project multiplier event 20/1/2022

The Creative Technologies Learning Lab of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr) in collaboration with the Educational Authorities of Sterea Ellada (central Greece) organized on January 20 an on-line event on promoting design thinking in entrepreneurship secondary education. The event was attended by over 480 primary and secondary education teachers from all over Greece. The workshop presented design thinking, a deeply user-centred design methodology that aims to introduce innovative solutions to industry and societal challenges of industry through the understanding of real needs, experiences, and emotions of users. The audience was familiarized with core design thinking concepts, received practical advice on integrating design thinking into learning, and experienced a demonstration of a collaboration platform for design thinking in entrepreneurial and STEM education. The…
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