We are enthusiastic to inform you that SkillsUp Research & Training Services is taking part in the INTERACTed project, an innovative initiative promoted by the European Commission to support primary schools educators towards integrated Interactive Digital Narratives (IDN) to develop the student’s socio-emotional intelligence and empathy.
During the period of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, many schools found it hard to support their pupils in their study. Teachers have been challenged to provide playful and engaging learning. This situation has accentuated social inequalities and some children have fallen behind in learning.
Why Interactive Digital Storytelling? Due to their high potential to support school-teachers to learn how to provide playful and engaging social emotional learning and to support children affected by COVID-19 disruption.
The project will develop:
- A professional development programme to facilitate teacher adoption of interactive, immersive digital narratives with a focus on developing student’s emotional intelligence and for fostering social empathy.
- A Learning Toolkit of resources with pedagogical scenarios incorporating interactive digital narratives to apply in the classroom.
- An Online Game designed to enhance students' socio-emotional intelligence and empathy, towards inclusive digital education.
- A Reflections and Policy recommendations report that will include recommendations derived from the implementation with school teachers and students.
To keep being updated on the project development and to be always informed about the project findings and results, we invite you to visit the project's website here: