How can technology contribute to motivation, personalised learning approaches, and academic success?
In recent years, society has changed profoundly and rapidly, and this has not necessarily shown in the practices and content of educational institutions.
In 2022, with 13.9%, Spain topped the early school dropout rates in the European Union, which went hand in hand with poor academic performance. Experts partly attribute this failure to the Spanish education system’s absence of flexibility and excessive rigidity. Within schools, learning paths tend to be uniform to comply with a single curriculum for all and do not respond to diverse and personal contexts, interests or objectives.
Educational success and learning are correlated, among other factors, with motivation. Motivation increases if learnings are meaningful and provide personal value to the learner, contributing to their self-knowledge, a better understanding of their reality and the active construction of a future with scenarios that involve them and enhance their capabilities.
Personalised learning approaches are a recurring topic in any discourse aimed at promoting innovation and educational quality in the new global context and are key to the path towards quality education.
The winning initiatives will be adapted and piloted in public and charter schools in Catalonia, specifically in the 3rd and 4th years of Compulsory Secondary Education.
The solutions must have a technological development equal to or higher than Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5, and the pilot’s implementation must be technically and economically feasible within 6-9 months during the 2024/2025 school year.