GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland participates with the Polish school Infotech and Bialystok University of Technology in the EEA funded project "EOG - Technologies of the future in today’s school". The main goal of the project to reduce economic and social differences within the European Economic Area and improve the quality of education by creating pilot courses of study in vocational education corresponding to the demand for IT specialists in the labor market.
In February 2023 we attended the fourth meeting in the project, which also included an open conference on the future technologies in education. Four participants on behalf of GeoCamp Iceland attended the meeting: Arnbjörn Ólafsson and Magdalena Maria Poslednik, as well as Dr. Tryggvi Thayer from the University of Iceland and Bjarndís Fjóla Jónsdóttir from Mixtúra - STEM Centre in Reykjavík.
As part of the conference programme, Dr. Thayer gave a presentation on Innovating Education and Magdalena Maria Poslednik on Educational Aspirations - Opportunities and Challenges for the Polish Community in Iceland. The conference was hosted by Bialystok University of Technology with attendence from both faculty and university students.
During the open conference the Icelandic participants offered two presentations: “EduCamps and Design - Thinking as a tool of social innovation” and “Educational aspirations, opportunities and challenges for Polish community in Iceland”. You can watch recorindgs of the conference here.