Welcome to the "FERTILE" Project
“FERTILE” is an Erasmus Plus KA2 project promoting contemporary pedagogies that embrace cross-disciplinary learning by integrating Educational Robotics with Arts towards cultivating Computational Thinking (CT) skills in a blended learning context.
The design of Artful Educational Robotics (ER) projects for blended learning contexts is the core mission of the FERTILE project. In the post-pandemic era, it seems to open up opportunities for a digital transformation, exploring the potential of integrating ER in a meaningful blended learning context using ER simulators and a community platform enabling educators to co-design.
The “FERTILE” project aims to support educators in designing for blended learning by integrating ER simulators and remote collaboration into the educational practice. To this end, the main innovation of this approach lies in the way Arts are involved as a discipline with a great deal of CT, e.g. creating art involves problem-solving, representation of expression patterns (i.e. Chekhov pauses, storytelling techniques, animated characters), algorithm development (i.e. directing a choreography), grasp the main idea of a literary text (summary or interpretation). Physical or online robotics may be a functional part of such processes; students create robots to represent behaviours, scenes, motifs of poems, or to describe a story in creative and out-of-the-box ways.
Learn about our latest events and activities
First Transnational Meeting at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) in Madrid at 26-27/05/2022. In this meeting, partners exchanged experiences from working in ER, Art, CT, and teacher education. Managerial and economic issues were clarified. All the results of the FERTILE project were discussed to ensure that all partners align with the project’s objectives and their corresponding implementation.