21st Century Schools is a three-year project implemented by British Council and funded by the UK Government, within which by the middle of 2021 all primary schools in the Western Balkans will receive micro:bit devices that will be used in computer science and other subjects. The idea behind this very ambitious project is for students to develop critical and algorithmic thinking, and a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving with the help of their teachers and during regular school activities.
The main activities of Petlja Foundation’s teams of authors will be the development of educational resources related to the use of micro:bit devices in primary schools in Serbia within the subject Informatics and Computing, in the fifth grade as part of the teaching topic Computing. In the seventh and eighth grade as part of the Project task within the subject Technics and Technology, Petlja’s educational resources will cover two teaching topics – Technical and Digital Literacy and Constructive Modelling.
In addition to creating educational resources, Petlja will organize two-day training courses for primary school teachers who teach Informatics and Computing and Technics and Technology.
More information about the Project can be found on www.britishcouncil.rs