The project Developing and Evaluating Skills for Creativity and Innovation (DESCI) promotes alternating training paths based on the Living Lab approach, adopting participatory design methodologies, connecting school, enterprise, research and territory.
The school has the potential to create a co-working space, an innovation laboratory for the local community, for which the students, also guided by company tutors and by researchers, can develop innovative products that will be socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.
Desci arises from the need to address the problem of the mismatch between education and professional integration, to strengthen the links between educational systems and the world of work, relating training programmes to the cultural, social and economic development of the territory.
A key issue is the teaching of innovation in its various facets and its vital connection, emphasised in many studies, to ethical, sociological and environmental aspects.
DESCI is funded under the programme Erasmus+, Key Action K2, by the National Agency INDIRE. The leader of the project is CNR-IRPPS, its partners are institutions belonging to the world of eesearch and wducation from Italy, Greece and Spain.
”The 3rd Open Campus DESCI “Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills to Link Education to Workplaces” organised on 18 & 19 May at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (with re-presenter professor Mrs Smyrnaiou Z.) in collaboration with Hellenic Association of Science Journalists, Communicators and Writers is based in Athens and 1st Experimental Middle School of Athens.
Main topics of the programme: Skills (Innovative, Multilevel), Innovative Teaching Practices for Linking Education and Workplaces, Skills Development in Practice Communities in the Educational and Work Environment, Informal Education, Work-Based Learning, Business Learning, field-centered learning, Assessment of attitudes, knowledge, skills.