|Sumár projektu:||Pupils who are best prepared for the future are change agents.
Nevertheless, the effectiveness of national, regional and local measures and actions to promote empathy skills development in Europe is hindered by the lack of entrepreneurship education strategies and guidelines.
They can have a positive impact on their surroundings, influence the future, understand others' intentions, actions and feelings, and anticipate the short and long-term consequences of what they do. The concept of competency implies more than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills; it involves the mobilisation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to meet complex demands. Future-ready students will need both broad and specialised knowledge. Pupils will need to apply their knowledge in unknown and evolving circumstances. For this, they will need a broad range of skills, including social and emotional skills (e.g. empathy, self-efficacy and collaboration). E4CM’s methodology is an evolution of the Danish BA Teacher Education program, from which it evolved incorporating different methods, including group work, discussions and lectures, and will be conducted in a spirit of intellectual freedom, equality and democracy with the skills to plan both the academic as well as the educational (learning environment) aspects of the teaching. E4C aims at giving all pupils the best possibilities for an all-round development and learning, her methods builds on the principle of differentiated teaching. The teaching is organized in such a way that it both strengthens and develops the individual pupil's interests, qualifications and needs and so that it contains common experiences and situations providing them with experience which prepare them for cooperation in the performance of tasks. All this will develop the pupil's awareness and imagination and a confidence in their own possibilities and backgrounds such that they are able to commit themselves and are willing to take action. All this lays the foundation for developing empathy skills and understanding of others. The evaluation phase will be a combination of the pilot schools' experiences, including the experiences of pupils, teachers and parents. Project’s structure foresees a 5 days transnational training, a national training to disseminate the acquired skills and a 19 months piloting in primary schools. The intellectual outputs of the project will be a multilingual Empathy toolkit and guidelines for teachers and stakeholders (incl. Policy makers) in order to include Empathy in the european education curriculum. The main target groups are the teachers/parents and pupils. The goal is to involve in the project, 10 schools in each country in order to build a research community. Each school will involve 4 school classes with an average of 25 pupils (= 40x4x25 = 4000). This means that at national level the national trainings will train at least 40 teachers will be supported to build a research community in the classroom. Considering that also parents will be involved (4000x2), the participants will be more than 12.000 individuals
E4C will have a direct impact on the evolution of european education curriculum including Empathy in the primary school curricula.