On the 22nd of March, 7 students and 4 teachers from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities joined a week-long Intensive Program “Promoting Social Inclusion in a Complex World (PROS)”. The program brings together 32 students and 18 teachers from 6 countries.
Between the 22nd and the 28th of March 2021, experts in the field will help students from 6 European universities to better understand the many facets of social exclusion. Teachers will also guide students towards improving their competences of working with marginalized groups.
The program is part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership “Promoting social inclusion skills in a post-truth world: A gamified online platform and curriculum (PROMIS)”, where KTU is among the partners.
The coordinator of the Lithuanian team dr. Rasa Erentaitė notes that the program is also a good opportunity to test some of the methodologies developed for a gamified online platform to be launched under this project in autumn 2021: “Today as never before we need new engaging online approaches in teaching our students about social inclusion. Knowledge about complex social processes resulting in societal tensions, exclusion and discrimination is increasingly relevant to students across all study fields taught at KTU. The gamified platform, currently in its development and testing stage, will be available for students at KTU and other 5 European universities from the following semester”.
In this project, KTU is collaborating with Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania, coordinator), University of Bologna (Italy), University of Bordeaux (France), Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (Poland), Utrecht University (The Netherlands), and “eLearning & Software” (Romania).