Distance learning positification: technostress relief and wellbeing
Development of teachers’ competencies to ensure well-being and health
Learning scenarios and materials to mainstream wellbeing
An open exchange platform to foster skills development and collaboration across Europe.
POSITIVE LEARN is an ERASMUS+ project. Its aim is to support school professionals and modernise teacher education through curriculum innovations to support the effective adoption of digital technologies and innovative pedagogies in online education.
During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, school education has massively shifted to online-only learning. However, many teachers and students were unable to use new technologies in a healthy way, leading to various psychological effects such as anxiety and stress. It became clear that well-being needs to be addressed in the context of the use of technology, and as teachers play a crucial role in the educational process, it is crucial that teachers become active agents of change in implementing technological innovations. However, current curricula do not take this into account and most teachers rely on the assumption that physical education classes are sufficient to ensure students’ mental and physical health.
POSITIVE LEARN will address this key challenge by (a) developing teachers’ competencies to ensure well-being and health; (b) providing learning scenarios and materials to mainstream wellbeing; and (c) creating a unique open exchange platform to foster skills development and collaboration across Europe.
We believe that supporting the effective adoption of digital technologies and innovative pedagogies in education requires a rethinking of educators’ digital competence portfolios. POSITIVE LEARN will address the key emotional challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic by applying a positive computing/psychology approach beyond technological/digital solutions. The project will support innovation, resilience and change to help schools in the education system manage the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and build support for change. We consider Positive Psychology/Positive Computing to be a necessary skill to address psychological/emotional issues.
Our specific goals
Our specific goals are to:
1. develop a pedagogical and competency framework to enable teachers to include wellbeing and mental health in all subjects.
2. Provide open learning scenarios and materials to include wellbeing in all subjects.
3. Develop teacher competences in relation to technology-related health issues and providing ready-to-use interventions
4. Facilitate collaboration for open learning across Europe
5. Provide evidence-based implementation guidelines
6. Produce future institutional and policy guidance Overall, we aim to empower schools and teachers at managing their digital transformation in a healthy environment.
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