FullSteamAhead is implemented in Croatia, Greece, Spain, and Italy by 7 organisations/schools bringing in knowledge and expertise that couple education with STEM as a field of knowledge for socio-cultural and personal development.
Association for promotion of informal education, critical thinking and philosophy in practice “Petit Philosophy”, Croatia
Petit Philosophy is an NGO, that specialized in developing various educational materials based on critical thinking. One of the main aims of the Association is to encourage, promote and develop critical thinking in formal- and non-formal education to children, youth, and adults through argumentation and communication skills. Petit Philosophy encourages informal education to provide innovative and accessible ways of learning; promotes and develops volunteering and international cooperation of NGOs and other institutions and raises the level of awareness of the need to apply the philosophy in practice for the benefit of society. To this purpose, Petit Philosophy
organizes seminars, lectures, conferences, and public forums in the field of the education sector, philosophy, critical thinking and encourages activism in the local community. Petit Philosophy experts implement an interdisciplinary approach, based on their academic and professional background, i.e., philosophy, history, literature, and biology.
MILITOS Consulting SA,
Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique, dynamic, and innovative 360 consultancy firm, with a strong European profile, international experience, and many distinctions in the provision of integrated and ground-breaking consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, including Skills Empowerment, Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Entrepreneurship Education, Communication, Community Building and Awareness Measures, Event Management, Social Innovation, Culture, etc.
With a track record of 60 EU-funded projects and activities, as leader or partner, Militos has sound experience in project management of large-scale and complex projects as well as in depth understanding of European policies. Militos has expertise in the conceptualisation, development, and operation of new and sustainable entrepreneurship schemes, train-the-trainer methodologies across all areas, interactive e-learning tools, etc. Militos holds extensive experience and expertise in mobilising communities, building and activating networks, designing, managing and implementing demanding events and largescale campaigns and is well known for the smart, inventive, high aesthetic and quality material it produces (logos, leaflets, banners, website mockups, vortals, videolands, online games, teasers for social media, interactive blogs, etc).
Innovation Training Center, S.L., Spain
Innovation Training Center (ITC) is a training and consultancy organization based in Palma de Mallorca (ES), which offers a wide range of services regarding innovative materials and services (R+D+I approach) to promote innovation in learning, entrepreneurship and support to training and education organisations.
ITC is located in PARC BIT (ParcBit, Parc balear d’innovaci tecnol gica, http://www.parcbit.es/) a specific park for promoting innovation and training in ICT for young people, adults, companies and SMEs. ITC consolidation and experience allows the development of own R & D department for the development and implementation of ICT technological projects. ICT interdisciplinary team of experts has participated and managed a wide range of R & D projects and built an intensive networking experience with various private and public organisations e.g., governmental institutions, technology centers and public research organizations at local, regional, national, European, and international level.
ICT team of experts has substantial expertise in the diversity and soft skills training, and support activities particularly in the design and development of training, capacity building courses, use of innovative approaches, delivery of training to SME staff proposed, and mentoring and coaching techniques to support the social inclusion.
STEPS SRL, ITALY
STePS was established in 2013 and is operating in Bologna. STEPS relies on the skills of a group of 6 experts with a thorough experience in the field of European Programmes that have been covering Education and Training (Lifelong Learning Program, Erasmus+, FP7, H2020, Tempus, Interreg, etc.). STePS works nationally and internationally to promote educational research, reflection and rethinking of traditional learning approaches (including informal and nonformal learning). The activities are centred on the joint development and pioneering of innovative training resources aligned with the most pressing pedagogical concerns. STePS elaborates and manages demand-driven projects aiming at the empowerment of individuals through personalised, collaborative and participative forms of learning. STePS has an extensive experience in educational projects that foster a pluralistic, democratic and sustainable community. STePS regularly promotes and participates projects for teachers and educational professionals development and is connected to International networks as well as individual cultural and educational institutions. The teaching is delivered in a variety of ways: as learning communities, eLearning programs, workshops, pilots and study visits. STePS also engages in evaluation.
Secondary Education Highschool (I.E.S), La Cala de Mijas, Spain
IES La Cala de Mijas was officially established in 2007 and is located at Mijas, Malaga Costa del Sol. It offers several lines of secondary education (ESO, from the Spanish acronym) and is the only center of the town of La Cala de Mijas with Baccalaureate in different modalities. Around 300 students hold their compulsory and post-compulsory education in a multicultural environment of respect and equality and with a clear commitment to innovation and quality in public education.
IES La Cala de Mijas has implemented the Plurilingualism Plan (Bilingual Project in English), in the frame of the regional plans: IPPI (Intelectual Protection – Play with It), ICT 2.0 Plan, PRODIG Project, PRO-Educar Project, Computational Thinking School, Open Center Plan, Equality Plan and others. IES has also an active association of parents, called “AMPA El Torreón”.
IES La Cala de Mijas promotes the continuous knowledge exchanges with students and teachers from different countries and develops Erasmus+ projects that enrich the Spanish and the European educational community.
THE MORAITIS SCHOOL AE, Greece
The Moraitis School has been one of the premier private schools in Greece, since 1936. It is located in Palaio Psychiko, in a norther suburb fifteen minutes from the center of the capital Athens. The school accepts students from 3-year-old until graduation, offering Greek and IB education. It has a comprehensive range of education with kindergarten, elementary school, high school and Lyceum. It also has an IB Diploma Program that prepare students to study abroad. There is a comprehensive scholarship programme. Most students study abroad and their entrance exams rank top in the country. Moraitis School offers a wide range of activities, e.g., environmental trips, STEM, athletics, robotics, coding, dance, music, choir, theatre, summer camps, etc, while it implements the innovative STEAM@Moraitis lab (Shift.steam.lab), through which students have the opportunity to follow STE(A)M programmes in robotics, architectural, industrial design etc. on the basis of the STEAM methodology. The STEAM@Moraitis lab is implemented across all educational levels of the school, including lower and higher secondary level. The programme focuses on the development of analytical and synthetic competences, coupling sciences and knowledge subjects, rendering the acquisition of knowledge as a tool for the development of skills and competences.
Business School “Braca Radic”, Dakovo, Croatia
Business school „Braća Radić“ is a secondary vocational school where 47 teachers teach 365 students attending five different courses: economics, trade business, web design commercialism, administration and office business.
The School is situated in an urban area characterised by agricultural and food production. Đakovo, a quaint and charming little town, is situated 35 km from Osijek, the largest city and university center in Croatian region of Slavonia.
The school has taken part in many European projects which help develop the understanding of the European dimension of education and learning. School’s students have already participated in numerous international projects such as exchanges of students, ECO-schools, ENO-project, business correspondence and some written projects with Colegiul Economic Buzau. Since 2002 the school has been participating in Comenius partnership projects and Comenius Network NEAC as a silent partner. In the last 5 years there have been various international Erasmus+ and E-twinning projects. Being part of international projects encourages personal and professional development and growth, which is important for student’s training for domestic and international labour market.