ANNOUNCEMENT

The Network for Promoting Environmental Education through Nature Conservation Volunteering and Intergenerational Learning, announces the International Conference:

Innovation in environmental education:ICT and intergenerational learning

24-25 September 2015 – Florence, Italy

This conference aims to promote discussion on three core topics connected to lifelong learning: intergenerational learning, for promoting the transmission of knowledge and skills between different generations in relation to nature conservation and local heritage; but also for promoting new technologies ICT and mobile game design- as well as environmental volunteering for enhancing both education and active citizenship.

The conference will also present the winners of the “Volunteer Conservationists’ Games” European competition (www.involeneuropeancompetition.wordpress.com) and will host the awarding ceremony.

The conference programme is on the way to be published !

Background
This conference has been triggered by, and organised in the framework of, the INVOLEN project (www.involen.eu). INVOLEN aims to promote intergenerational learning through game-based learning, targeting nature conservation volunteers in 5 European countries (Italy, Greece, France, Hungary and Slovenia). INVOLEN brings together adolescents and senior citizens, encouraging their participation in voluntary activities for nature conservation, and challenging them to work together to design their own Location Based Game to be played in a chosen protected area, near their place of residence.  16The INVOLEN project produced a learning methodology concentrating on the three core topics of intergenerational learning, nature conservation and game-based learning technologies. This methodology was pilot-tested successfully providing excellent results in all five countries that implemented the project: five intergenerational teams developed location-based games prototypes freely accessible online, through handheld devices, while they learnt from each other and raised environmental awareness within their communities.

Targeted participants

  • Teachers, other facilitators of learning;
  • Nature conservation professionals and NGO;
  • Continuing education professionals;
  • Public or private organisations providing ICT-enhanced learning;
  • Social partners and policy makers in school education;
  • LLL and nature conservation, academics and students.

Scientific Committee
Dr Antonio Raschi, Director of Institute of Biometeorology-National Research Council, – IT
Dr Fouli Papageorgiou, Managing Director of PRISMA-Centre for Development Studies and President of Euracademy Association – GR
Prof. Iren Kukorelli, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Szechenyi Istvan university – HU
PhD Fran Vargas Conservation Manager of Hellenic Ornithological Society – GR
Dr. Polona Zevnik, Project Manager at Notranjski Ekoloski Center – SI
Prof. Dan Ferrand-Bechmann, Université de Paris 8 – FR

Organizing committee
Dr Raschi Antonio, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Dr Martelli Francesca, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Ing Massetti Luciano, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Dr Pellegrino Laura, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Dr Rossini Graziella, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Dr Ugolini Francesca, Institute of Biometeorology-CNR, Florence – IT
Dr Katerina Giosma, Hellenic Ornithological Society – GR
Dr Fouli Papageorgiou, PRISMA-Centre for Development Studies – GR
Dr. Eleni Kolovou, PRISMA-Centre for Development Studies – GR
Dr Elise Gosselin, La Ligue de l’enseignement – FR
Dr. Laetitia Zappella, La Ligue de l’enseignement – FR
Prof. Iren Kukorelli, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Szechenyi Istvan university – HU
Dr. Patricia Honvari, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) – Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (CERS)- HU
Dr. Polona Zevnik, Project Manager at Notranjski Ekoloski Center – SI

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