REACT. RE-ACTIVATING TEACHERS AND LEARNERS

A. Ferrando, C. Ruiz

Consellería de Educación, Formación y Empleo (SPAIN)
One of the key challenges in education is learner motivation. The disconnect between official curricula and learners’ perceptions and expectations of what they learn in school is a problem for all, but affects particularly those who lack motivation.
The main remedy to prevent school dropout has been to develop special training programs focusing on practical skills and some kind of certification. However when the motivation to learn is not addressed, the effect of these programs has shown to be rather limited.The urgency of the problem of early dropouts is revealed by the individual, social and economic consequences (EC 2011).

The reAct project, an abbreviation for "reactivating teachers and learners", is an attempt to develop a learning approach using new technologies in order to improve the prospects and the employability of these learners, and to develop the skills of their teachers and trainers, in an area which is key to the success namely motivation.
ReAct is a multilateral project within the KA3 ICT action of the EU Leonardo program.The consortium comprises seven partners from six countries with extensive experience in education and training in Europe and detailed knowledge of the issues the project seeks to address. The project partners are national and regional public administrations ((C. EDUCATION, TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT (ES), CNO ESDICA (PT), institutions related to the educational system (Delft University of Technology(NL) and vocational training centers (KEK KRONOS(GR), TR2000(IT), TIBS, BFI TIROL(AT),