BEAGLE – BIOETHICAL EDUCATION AND ATTITUDE GUIDANCE FOR LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Duration: 03/09/2018 – 02/09/2020

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Bioethical Education and Attitude Guidance for Living Environment or BEAGLE is a bioethical project funded and approved by the European Union, which brings together international partners from the Mediterranean Pool with the aim of promoting open education and innovative educational practices. The idea that drives this project forward is that recent rapid development of technology requires a new approach to teaching – education systems and professors are struggling to keep up with new technical capabilities, and the purpose of the project is to provide educators with a methodological framework and guidelines that will help them with introducing innovative practices in the contemporary environment. On the other hand, same as teachers, students are trying to keep up with the contemporary surroundings, surroundings which suppress the relationship with the environment, more precisely with the nature. BEAGLE's partners are motivated to believe that bioethical values and critical thinking are crucial elements, now more than ever, of the development of a democratic, pluralistic, ecologically aware open society, which is why the focus of general education should be shifted on these elements. The BEAGLE project, therefore, as the primary user of this project sees students (6 to 18 years old) equally as teachers.                

Project coordinator:

  • Association “Petit philosophy” (Croatia)

Partners:

Goals:

  • Encouraging faster implementation of innovative methods

  • Assisting teachers in implementing higher order skills, especially critical thinking

  • Improving the development of teaching staff

  • Developing bioethical values and critical thinking in students

  • Promoting practical application of educational strategies

  • Optimizing the exchange of experiences

  • Linking all teachers and educators across an open platform

Main activities:

  • Organizing and conducting bioethical workshops

  • Developing concrete guidelines for bioethical education

  • Developing a transnational school curriculum for bioethical education

  • Revising the current representation of bioethical values and critical thinking in schools

  • Developing the BEAGLE online archive and bioethical education network

Target groups:

  • Teachers and other educators in early education

  • Schools, kindergartens and other educational institutions (museums, libraries…)

  • Primary school and high school students

Total value of the project:

  • 134.839,00 € (funded by the Erasmus+ K2, Croatia Agency for mobility)

Contact:

  • Bruno Curko (mala.filozofija@gmail.com)

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