Enabling professionals and families to transfer SUstainable knowledge and SKills to Down Syndrome individuals (SUSKIDS)
ERASMUS+KA2. Strategic partnership school education
Universidad de Burgos
- Asociación Síndrome de Down Burgos (ASDB). Burgos. Spain.
- Bjäland. Burgos. Spain.
- Senior Europa (KVeloce I+D+i). Valencia. Spain
- National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NCCA). Dublin. Ireland.
- University College Leuven Limburg (UCLL). Diepenbeek. Belgium
36 months (01/09/2018 -31/08/2021)
The Project “SUSKIDS Enabling professionals and families to transfer SUstainable knowledge and SKills to Down Syndrome individuals” aims to connect the education and training of DS individuals in the field of sustainability and the need of raising awareness about new materials produced.
Currently, there is a lack of coherent curriculums and inclusion measures in all EU countries aimed at people with Down Syndrome; on the other hand, training programmes are often insufficient and limited by the availability of dedicated teachers. Therefore, people with DS lack of educational and professional opportunities and are often pushed to basic professional training programmes, focused to their early inclusion in the labour market.
SUSKIDS will use a psychological perspective based on the acquisition of new habits through game-based learning, social media, and self-engagement in the field of construction using waste materials. To this end, partners will design and develop innovative tools to help educators to transfer science concepts through recycling & sustainable construction contents to individuals with DS.
In addition, the proposed virtual learning environment aims to train students that have already learnt the proposed contents to become trainers leading the workshops themselves. This way, SUSKIDS will offer an entertaining way to learn and to increase their autonomy and opportunities of inclusion.