From Pokemon to applications to rent sports equipment, new educational projects


Francisco Gutierrez

The Innovation-Action meeting of the Ateneo de Málaga has started with educational projects of the Maristas school and the Miguel Romero Esteo institute. The AteneoPuntoEdu initiative is a section of the Ateneo de Málaga that aims to become a space for debate and educational reflection, as well as to make society aware of the reality of Malaga classrooms.

This first meeting has been carried out by Primary students of the Marist school and by students of training cycles of the Miguel Romero Esteo. The former were accompanied by their teachers Juan Antonio Fernández, Antonio Torres and Gema Padilla. In their classes it is common to work with Pokemon, Mario Bros or Harry Potter, in what is known as gamification or use of the game as an educational element and which, the teachers highlighted, enhances the skills of the students.

The students of the IES Miguel Romero Esteo have just participated in #generationFP, a physical and virtual meeting place, related to entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial spirit and employability, for students who are studying Vocational Training in the province of Malaga. #generationFP is promoted by the teachers of the Professional Family of Commerce and Marketing, Business Administration and Training and Labor Orientation of the IES Miguel Romero Esteo (coordinating center), Los Boliches, and Cosaburum. It has the collaboration of the Teaching Centers of Malaga, Antequera and Marbella, the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Malaga (CEM) and the consultancy specialized in entrepreneurship Diverxia Consulting. In addition, with the contributions of the Social Work of Unicaja Banco and the companies Somos Camisetas and COPIRAP.

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Thus, the students have created proximity agriculture initiatives, a virtual assistant to help the elderly with banking operations, an application to put patients with Crohn’s disease in contact or a platform to manage the rental of sports equipment between individuals, the winning project, which only awaits a definitive push to get going.

The next session of the First Innovation-Action meeting will take place on Friday, April 1, with the participation of the Pinolivo Children’s School, which will show Project-Based Learning in early childhood education, and the CEIP San Sebastián de Archidona, which will present robotics experiences and 3D printing applied to the classroom.

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