Robotics for Schools is a European Union Erasmus+ project which helps bridge the gap between learners, teachers and curriculum planners in Robotics education.
Gryd is providing research into robotics education, creating an eLearning course for educators and has developed the project’s website. Robotics for Schools compares good practice, implementation and planning for Robotics in schools, and develops teaching material for all age ranges of school education. The project brings together partners with expertise in education and the application of Robotics from across northern Europe.
The challenge Digital Futures set itself was to explore ways of involving stakeholders, including members of the general public, in the policy creation process through Foresight. The project engaged with 3500 people online through the ‘Futurium’ website and at live events to co-create visions and futures for Europe. The propositions were grouped into themes, desktop research was carried out and strengthened through backcasting workshops. Final analysis was carried, a report written and toolkit created for politicians and policy makers.
Pete Stevens, Director of Gryd, worked in partnership with leading Foresight professionals from across Europe. Pete was responsible for editing content for the policymaker toolkit, providing additional research into the impact of technologies and facilitating at events. The research into the impact of emerging technologies on European citizens feeds into everything we do at Gryd.Following the success of the original project a new follow-on project has been launched called Digital4EU with the focussed priority of creating the Digital Single Market.