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LeGa: Innovation in educational practice. Learning through models and games

Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Development, Development and demonstration of innovative products and service of e-learning, Project No 26

 

Identity:

Title: "LeGa": Innovation in educational practice. Learning through models and games.

Funding: Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Development, Thematic chapter: Development and demonstration of innovative products and service of e-learning, Project No: 26 Action: 3.3.1-Actions of Research and Technological Development in Information Society.

Contractor: Foundation of the Hellenic World.

Aim:

The Project aimed at the development of the essential technological infrastructure and, in general, at fostering those conditions that enable a new approach in the employment of ICT in education for students aged 6-15.

In the framework of this Project appropriate software tools, the Lega Machine, were developed as well as a series of exploratory educational activities. The software that was developed was based in the design principle of "Black and White boxes" giving user deep structural access. The educational activities were centered around 3 thematic units:

Exploration of natural phenomena through simulations

Concepts of space, orientation, scale and symbolism

Historical trips in space and time

The employment and attestation of the aforementioned activities took place at the Psychico College, at the Hellenic World museum and at two post-graduate modules of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and of Greek Open University respectively.

ETL's main activities:

ETL's main activities were the:

  •  Participation in the design of educational software and educational activities,

  •  Support of the integration of educational technology in school,

  •  Attestation and diffusion of the results of research and development

    
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