FUTOR – Fostering Futures Thinking in Europe’s Outermost Regions with the help of Digital Art – is the most recent project awarded to La Palma Research Centre, which is the project coordinator. This ERASMUS+ project is an initiative aimed at adolescent learners from the Outermost Regions of the European Union, in a very unique initiative.
The FUTOR project, which started in May this year, is already implementing its actions and tasks. The main goals of the project are to:
- Empower students and young people with systemic futures thinking skills through international collaboration in a ‘climate’ supportive of individual creativity, critical thinking skills and digital literacies.
- Educate students and young people about local and global environmental challenges using the DPSIR (Drivers, Pressures, States, Impacts & Responses) framework while encouraging individual and collective responsibility in mitigating the aforementioned challenges.
- Empower teachers with new pedagogical methods and tools that contribute to their lifelong learning repertoire while potentially enhancing their awareness of ‘adolescent matters’ and new ways to engage their students within their teaching practice.
- Contribute to raising a generation that is ready and willing to make sacrifices to improve the state of the natural environment.
- Raise awareness of fundamental skills that are often overlooked in today’s formal, STEM-inclined education, such as creativity, collaboration and systems thinking.
- Create a durable and shareable positive example for other educational organizations in the European Union and beyond.
La Palma Research Centre, which represents the Canary Islands (Spain) is joined in FUTOR by Ajiter from Azores (Portugal) and Ici & Ailleurs from La Reunion (France). The project has a duration of 2 years. Learn more on our dedicated page for the project.