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The grand finale of the international Future Education #DigitalChallenge, promoted by Italy’s Commissioner's Office for Expo 2020 Dubai, in collaboration with Unesco Education and RewirED - the next world education summit, witnessed last Saturday the selection of the winner: team 42 triumphed with its LEAP project.
The winning project – TEAM 42
Leap - This is an application that was created with the aim of addressing the lack of inclusivity in the current educational system. The combination of vertical scrolling, typical of social media, and the presence of content related to the world of education make it easy and accessible to everyone.
The application will follow a six-month design stage and will be launched mainly in Scandinavian and Baltic countries, more specifically in Denmark and Lithuania. The values underlying Leap are curiosity and a sense of community that give children access to flexible knowledge. The application will have a strong ecological footprint: by accumulating points and taking part in initiatives in collaboration with partners, users can plant trees virtually.
The team is made up by the following members: Sarojdeep Kaur (Ca' Foscari University of Venice – H-Farm) – India; Annamaria Ianuzzo (Polytechnic University of Turin) – Italy, but residing in Denmark; Alberto Guerrieri (Polytechnic University of Turin) – Italy; Simran Sandhu (Liceo scientifico E. Majorana, Latina) – India; Noemi Sotorino (IIS Luigi Einaudi, Rome) – Italy; Sara Cordesco (Liceo Gianbattista Vico, Sulmona) – Italy; Massimo Andrés Rojas Camacho (University of Bologna) – Italy; Joris Benjaminas (Bocconi University, Milan) – Lithuania.
The special of Rai Cultura
The grand finale was the culmination of a unique project acceleration path in the digital arena, which during four weeks (from 25 October to 24 November) saw the involvement of over 600 participants of 47 different nationalities, organised in teams, representing maximum heterogeneity in terms of geographical, school and university origins.
The Jury Panel
Noah Webster Sobe, Project Officer for Education Research and Foresight - UNESCO
Nicola Dean, Deputy Director di RewirED – Global Summit on Education
Nisha Childs, School Programme – Expo 2020 Dubai
Lorenzo Micheli, Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020
Team presentations of the ten finalists represented a fundamental step for choosing the winning team, which was awarded first place in the Italy Pavilion's #DigitalChallenge in addition to a special prize.
The twenty short-listed teams
The Sorting Hat (team 1); Inn Learning (team 4); Shape New Generations (team 6); The Minds’ Beauty (team 8); Mind the Gap (team 9); E-SquarED (team 11); Care Yourself (team 14); Kere (team 18); In2Life (team 22); Odyssey 3.0 (team 24); Learning Way (team 26); Globond (team 34); Leap (team 42); Healthrought (team 44); EduChange (team 51); E.M.P.L.Y.O.U. (team 52); Empowered Autonomous Learning (team 55); PARKS (team 58); ThinkApp (team 61); Trasparency reveals Beauty (team 66)
Saturday's event also launched the series of commitments of Italy's Commissioner’s Office in the "pre-Expo" digital event on knowledge and learning: Knowledge & Learning Week, scheduled for 15-16 December. Italy will be the star of the RewirED – Global Summit on Education world forum, promoted by Dubai Cares in collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.
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