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DIS-CODE (Disconnected, discouraged, disenabled? Let’s code!)

The DIS-CODE (Disconnected, discouraged, disenabled? Let’s code!) project intends to deliver a completely innovative training system based on gamification and interactive tools, helping students (12-18 years old) at risk of drop out to acquire basic knowledge of computer programming and promote an active and conscious usage of IT tools as a way for acquiring and embedding digital and numerical literacy. Coding helps transversal skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, logic, apprenticeship of deductive and inductive reasoning. Digital literacy, and especially coding, are the key languages necessary to be learned, becoming as important as being literate or numerate. Coding represents the digital language spoken by ICT tools, eventually necessary for the enhancement of human peculiarities. DIS-CODE will train students at drop out risk on improving digital skills and learning maths by studying coding. The training methodology will be based on the flipped classroom, where the traditional lesson method is flipped, and the class lectures are replaced by home lessons, and home-works are replaced by exercises in class.

The project is coordinated by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, together with the Politecnico di Milano, and involves six partners from five countries (Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Portugal and Czech Republic): European Digital Learning Network, EUN Partnership Aisbl, Cyprus Mathematical Society, Universidade Portucalense Infante D.Henrique-Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Crl, and Jednota skolskych Informatiku, covering a wide Region from Eastern to Southern and Western Europe. DIS-CODE is funded by European Union under the ERASMUS+ KA2 2016 Programme. The project starts in November 2016 and ends in December 2018.

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DIS-CODE is a project funded by the
Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union




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