The DIS-CODE project aims to empower 12 to 18-year-olds students providing them with digital skills, mathematical competences, coding and transversal skills such as abstract and analytical thinking, logic and problem solving. To this purpose, teachers will be trained on the use of innovative teaching and learning methodologies, e.g. gamification, project based learning and flipped classroom.
The DIS-CODE project suggests an innovative method to teach digital skills, mathematics and basics of coding to students at drop-out risk by developing ad-hoc training based on innovative teaching methods such as the flipped classroom, where the traditional educational method is flipped: class lectures are replaced by students self-learning, and home works are replaced by group work and exercises in class. Such innovative teaching methods are suitable for both involving more families into students’ education and tackling with learning difficulties through a more personalized and tailored approach. Through these methods, students can focus on learning by doing, with the teacher guiding the way, being the lecture no longer the driver of concept mastery.