Hosted by OSOS, contributed by Gregory Milopoulos on 12/10/2020

The implementation of KROS at EA was an excellent opportunity to turn the school in to a hub for scientific knowledge transfer. In particular, EA with the support from RSI, organised events in which the students were informed public on Road Safety guidelines and latest technologies, examining the myths around driving that effect the behavior of drivers of all ages. Students then had the task to transfer their new knowledge to their parents at home. 

EA exploited the innovative resources that KROS provided from different stakeholders (open content) through a project-based multidisciplinary approach (open pedagogy) that required extended collaboration and networking between the school and different stakeholders (open collaboration) who brought significant expertise in the design and implementation of the proposed activities. KROS Training took place for two very different student groups: Students of the elementary school used the VR application of KROS, learning how to walk in a big city and how to bike safely, respecting the traffic lights, the road signs and the crossings. KROS is based on the use engaging presentation forms to attract the whole community of teachers, students and parents within each school.

KROS is introducing cutting edge technologies in order to accompany the retention of information regarding the subject of road safety. More in particular the project uses Virtual Reality technologies so as to firstly introduce attractiveness in the learning process and secondly to improve the quality of the delivery channels of the content to be taught.

KROS has also strengthened the profile of the teaching profession to EA teachers, by offering a multidisciplinary approach for the introduction of road safety in the school curriculum. The project achieved to support activities that implement best practices and tools for professionals working with and for children in communicating in a way adapted to their age and stages of development and thus improved the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom while endorsing innovative methods and digital integration in teaching technology and innovation. Students become familiar with Road Safety, mainly through hands-on experimentation. This educational approach promotes inquiry, creativity and collaborative learning.

Keywords: teachers’ pedagogical practice, creativity, hands-on methodology
Learning Objectives: Development of positive attitudes towards science, exposure to scientific phenomena, understanding of scientific concepts, use of scientifically informed language, development of scientific thinking based on Road Safety paradigms
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Views: 78
Languages: English
Students age group: 6 - 9, 9 - 12, 12 - 15
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# of students participating: 240
Updated on: 12.10.2020


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