Our Erasmus+ project is called Training in ICT Programming Skills. One of the main aims of the project is to examine how evidence of learning gained by CoderDojo participants might be recognised. A large part of the initiative is listening to parents, mentors and organisers involved in the Dojo, finding out what the important issues are and developing resources based on this feedback. There are five partner organisations involved in the project, each focusing on different areas with results that will be published periodically during 2015-2017:
- Cork Institute of Technology (CoderDojo CIT)
- The CoderDojo Foundation
- The Nerve Centre (Moville CoderDojo)
- IBE (CoderDojo Poland)
- Wimi5 (CoderDojo Bilbao)
By surveying the existing CoderDojo community, our partners are in the process of developing a CoderDojo International Toolkit. This will be a detailed set of recommendations, methodologies and guidelines covering all aspects of establishing and operating a CoderDojo Chapter.
Through our Erasmus+ project, our findings so far are that European institutions should:
- Make the development of coding skills for youth a top priority
- Recognise the place of coding not only in the formal education system but also in informal learning environments
- Promote coding at a local level within their communities
- Continue to highlight initiatives like CoderDojo and European Code Week and encourage all stakeholders to get involved
Erasmus+ Recommended Practice
The Recommended Practice is a set of guiding principles that Dojos can choose to meet. Styled in the ‘Sushi Card’ format, these guiding principles are to serve as a guide for new and existing Dojos wishing to meet best practice standards. On the other hand, a Recommended Practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved by other means.
Erasmus+ Published Reports
These Erasmus+ Reports our part of the intellectual outputs created by a number of the institutional partners.