New European Erasmus + KA3 project for GREIP: VALIANT
Valiant 26.03.2021  - 

GREIP (Research Centre for Teaching & Plurilingual Interaction), recognized as a consolidated research team by the Catalan Agency of Universities since 2005 (2017 SGR 774) and currently led by Melinda Dooly of the Unit of Language and Literature Teaching at UAB, is a member of a new European Erasmus+ KA3 project entitled “Virtual Innovation and Support Networks for Teachers” (VALIANT).

The project, led by Robert O'Dowd (Universidad de León) aims to promote telecollaboration and virtual networks of innovation and support, especially to overcome the feeling of isolation and low motivation of teachers in rural areas and isolated contexts, and develop their ability to operate effectively in international online professional collaboration networks. A second objective is the integration of virtual exchange programs in the initial training of teachers, to provide future teachers with access to the realities of the teaching profession through regular interaction with in service teachers in authentic learning and teaching scenarios, integrated in their curriculum. All this is intended to provide the two groups (rural and future teachers) with opportunities for innovation, collaboration, development of digital and intercultural skills and planning of activities that would otherwise be difficult to carry out in rural areas and / or in times of forced isolation.

Principal Coordinator: Dr Robert O'Dowd, University of León, Spain. 

UAB Coordinator: Dr Melinda Dooly (GREIP)


Project website Valiant


Public authorities: Ministry of Education, Junta de Castilla y León, Spain; Directorate General of School Administration of the Ministry of Education, Portugal; Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Arts; Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia; Ministry of Education, University and Vocational Training, Galicia, Spain; Ministry of Education and Research, Norway.

Universities: University of León, Spain; Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (GREIP group); Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal; University of Oslo, Norway; Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain; Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus; Maribor University, Slovenia; Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten, Germany; Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany; University of the Arts, London, UK.



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