G4E (Geeks for Education)

Funding: ERASMUS+
Start date: 01/09/2020
End date: 31/082023
Website:  http://www.geeks4education.eu/

We jokingly call them “geeks”, sometimes “nerds”. In the popular “Big Bang Theory” TV show they are portraited as super-smart scientists who possess technical and scientific knowledge and skills to ride the digital and technological revolution, but lack social and communication skills to transfer their knowledge. In real life, these professionals, working in education, or in innovation hubs such as FabLabs, are a great knowledge asset to capitalize if we want to increase the number and variety of learners to become aware, acquainted and proficient in STEM and digital skills, as key skills for future occupations but more generally social and life purposes.

G4E (Geeks for Education) encourages collaboration and synergies between school education, industry and non-formal learning settings. Our partnership intends to support educators coming from such organizations – our geeks - to become proficient teachers/trainers and to use digital technologies and STEM in collaborative, creative, attractive and effective ways, also equipping them with methods and tools to transfer know-how to different learners in an inclusive way. The G4E main objective is to improve inclusive education and develop digital and STEM skills through closer cooperation between schools, innovators and non-formal education providers.