Centre Borschette, Rue Froissart, 36, 1040 Brussels.
This special information workshop is intended for people interested in responding to the call on Experimental School Environments. The workshop is organised by Esprit Long Term Research, in collaboration with related programmes in DGXXII and DGXIII.
The "i3 Experimental School Environments" initiative was launched as part of the ESPRIT call for proposals of 16 September 1997, with the aim of exploring "new learning paradigms" for children. Specifically, the initiative calls for research on new kinds of IT-based tools or environments designed to enable new approaches to learning. It focuses on learning in young children, typically in the age range of 4 to 8. Working with this age group provides fertile ground for both educational and technological innovation.
The workshop aimed at people that are interested in responding to this call. These are expected to include teachers, schools, educationalists, technologists, IT providers, publishers, toy-makers, designers etc. The workshop will include presentations by European Commission staff, as well as a number of experts in the field. There will also be time for participants to network and identify possible partners. Throughout the day project officers will be on hand for one-on-one discussions.
Tentative Workshop Agenda:
10.00-10.10: Welcome, European Commission 10.10-10.40: Presentation of the Call, Norman Sadeh, European Commission 10.40-11.00: Questions & Answers 11.00-11.15: Coffee Break 11.15-12.45: Visions of Future Learning Environments Speakers: Stephen Heppell, ULTRALAB, AngliaPolytechnic University John Thackara, The Netherlands Design Institute Tormod Askildsen, Lego Dacta Aharon Aviram, Ben-Gurion University 12.45-14.00: Lunch 14.00-15.00: Short 2-minute presentations by prospective proposers 15.00-16.00: Free time to enable participants to network 16.00-16.30: Final Questions & Answers Session
For further information on the workshop, including registration, please contact:
Further information on the Experimental School Environments call, including an Information Package, can be found at:
In addition, answers to specific questions on the call can be obtained from: