While there is a wealth of excellent educational resources available in different languages, simply translating them may not be sufficient to meet the diverse needs of different target users. To truly engage and empower learners, it is crucial to adapt educational content to local contexts. By localising resources, educators can bridge cultural, linguistic, and contextual gaps, making learning more relevant, relatable, and effective.
Join us for an interactive online event on Wednesday, 20 September where the EDUmake project partners and KAVI representative will share their valuable experiences, tips, and tricks in the art of localizing educational resources.
- Igor Kanižaj & Stela Lechpammer (University of Zagreb, Croatia)will present how their team adapted the EDUbox* on Culture for the Croatian audience.
- Annique Reinink (Schooltv.nl (part of the Dutch public broadcasting organisation), The Netherlands) will present how the Schooltv.nl team adapted EDUboxes* for the Dutch audience.
Schooltv.nl team has already localised the EDUbox* centered around ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI )and they are currently in the process of localising another EDUbox focused on ‘Teamwork’. To make these resources more relatable, they have taken on a unique approach. Specifically, they have chosen a chat format for the localised versions. Within this interactive chat, students engage in conversations with a central character who acts as an expert in the subject matter. Throughout these conversations, students are presented with explanatory videos and quiz questions, all designed to deepen their understanding of the topic.
- Ella Airola (PhD) (KAVI, Finland) will be presenting the Inclusive and Creative Media Education (ICME) project that aims to develop operational models of innovative media literacy activities that can be shared and scaled up successfully in different media educational contexts crossing cultural, national, and linguistic borders from inclusive and creative perspectives.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA
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*EDUbox is an educational concept developed by VRT to introduce secondary school students to specific social topics.