Contribute to the New European Bauhaus movement by taking part in a Europeana mentoring programme and educational challenge to design beautiful and sustainable spaces with Mozilla Hubs. 

Learn by creating. Enjoy collaborating.

Imagine your students not just sitting through their lessons, but virtually building the experiences they are learning about! And imagine if, in the process, they could contribute to a more beautiful and sustainable future for Europe.

Our eight-week mentoring programme has helped educators and teachers to achieve this by combining collaborative learning experiences and digital technologies with the values of accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability that are at the heart of the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus movement.

The programme explores how virtual experiences can be used within education and is designed for teachers and educators working with students in secondary education in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. This online programme has helped teachers to:

  • Explore virtual and extended reality technologies

  • Learn how to create virtual spaces with Mozilla hubs, a virtual collaboration platform that can be run in any browser, from any device.

  • Learn how virtual spaces can be used in collaborative processes

  • Discover existing projects and examples of immersive spaces using cultural heritage that will inspire you and spark your students’ imaginations. 

The programme combines talks with networking and feedback sessions, and has a strong practical element. Through the course, teachers and your students co-create functional, virtual and open access space using Europeana content and Mozilla Hubs, an intuitive and collaborative open source tool for creating virtual environments. All of the virtual spaces created are entered into a challenge, and the winners will be offered the chance to take part in a masterclass with Daniel Llamas and David Mingorance from the Macedonia initiative to develop their project further.

Europeana Education and the New European Bauhaus

The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus movement looks to shape future ways of living that answer the challenges we face today. Think green, sustainable and affordable, alongside accessible, inclusive and beautiful. 

The Europeana Education community aims to build an international community of engaged educators that uses disruptive pedagogical practices to help Europe move towards new ways of thinking, creating and living together sustainably.

This mentoring programme and challenge bring teachers, non-formal educators and students across Europe together to develop innovative and immersive spaces, incorporating the principles of New European Bauhaus (togetherness, beauty, sustainability) and supporting educators and students to develop new digital skills. 

Timeline

Reception of submissions, 21 July - 30 September: Teachers were invited to submit applications 

Introductory workshops, 30 September and 1 October: Two days of introductory workshops with presentations, networking and group activities. Find out more.

Mentoring weeks, 4 October - 29 November: Each participant received the support of a country facilitator - an expert in digital education methodologies - over a period of eight weeks, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of weekly training activities and resources. 

Finalise project and submission, 29 November - 31 December: Participants work with students in their projects and submit them before 31 December.

Project evaluations, 2 January - 18 January: All final projects are evaluated and the best prototype for each country selected by an expert jury. They will be assessed according to criteria such as innovation, content, experience and potential for further development.

Final ceremony and announcement of the winners - 19 December: In a unique virtual event on Mozilla Hubs we celebrate the end of the project and all participants' efforts. The winners are announced and an open exhibition will publicly shares the best projects from the programme. Register now. 

Masterclass (dates tbc): The winners’ masterclasses will take place with experts in virtual environments. If you have any questions about the programme, timeline or submissions please contact education@europeana.eu.

Facilitators

Outcomes for students and teachers

Through this mentoring programme, student and teachers have: 

  • Contributed to the New European Bauhaus movement by becoming active participants in the discussion of the future of Europe. 

  • Learned about Europeana open content and the educational value of cultural heritage. 

  • Discovered new digital technologies for teaching and learning, and increase your digital skills, creativity and innovation using Mozilla Hubs.

  • Increased problem-solving and collaborative skills by interacting with peers. 

  • Gained a new appreciation for the importance of individual and group contributions for a more sustainable, diverse, inclusive and equitable space for all.

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