The second transnational meeting within the Eramsus program “Digital Social Innovations: New Educational Competences for Social Inclusion” was held at the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Rijeka on May 09 and 10, in which all the participants of the project were present. This transnational meeting was held according to the Agenda prepared by the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Rijeka.
During the meeting, after presenting the previous work, the partners discussed their experiences in the DSI project. Coordinator Dr. Gilberto Marzano (Ecoistituto) reported on the content of materials collected by partners (EU documents on DSI, best practices, stakeholders, suggestions, etc.).
The partners presented and discussed the list of needs and requirements of a curriculum on DSI for social educators that they prepared. From the discussion emerged the need to include in the curriculum ethical aspects related to the use of digital technologies. The partners agreed that the Mezirow’s transformative learning theory could effectively support the professionalization of social educators and their competence acquisition in DSI.
The partners discussed the organization of short training course in Greece, organized by INCLUDE. They concluded that all partners will prepare a presentation of their project activities for the next meetings, while representatives of Ecoistitut will prepare a presentation on “computational thinking”. All partners declared to be very satisfied with the results achieved in the meeting.
The DSI project intends to support inclusive education and social rehabilitation by enhancing competencies in the digital social innovation of social educators and social volunteers. In addition to the International University Travnik, Ecoistituto, Italy; Include, Greece; Janusz Korczak University, Poland; Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Latvia; University of Rijeka, Croatia and MANRA, Spain, participate in the project.