Introducing the Erasmus+ Project: MoveMakers
MoveMakers, was an Erasmus+ project made in 2016 that aimed to empower and support adult education practitioners in driving innovation and transformation in education and beyond. MoveMakers provided a vibrant playground for learning and experimentation, encouraging practitioners to take bold and innovative steps to meet the evolving needs and aspirations of 21st-century learners. The project was co-created by partners from five different countries.
The project was centered around three key pillars:
- Creating and Showcasing Alternative Ways of Learning:
MoveMakers believed in challenging the traditional education system by exploring and presenting alternative approaches to learning. They fostered a diverse range of methods, strategies, and initiatives that went beyond conventional norms. By highlighting innovative learning experiences, they inspired practitioners to rethink and reimagine their teaching practices.
- Connecting Bold Initiatives, People, and Ideas:
They believed that impactful change happened when passionate individuals, groundbreaking ideas, and effective tools came together. MoveMakers actively facilitated connections among forward-thinking educators, encouraging the exchange of innovative ideas, sharing of best practices, and collaboration on meaningful projects. By fostering a community of change-makers, they created a rich ecosystem that nurtured inspiration and facilitated collective growth.
- Co-creating Inspiring Learning Spaces:
At MoveMakers, they recognized the importance of physical and virtual environments in supporting transformative learning experiences. They actively collaborated to develop inspiring learning spaces where practitioners could share their experiences, experiment with new ideas, and test innovative prototypes. By providing supportive platforms and encouraging experimentation, they empowered educators to push their practice to the next level.
MoveMakers operated both locally and globally. Locally, they provided targeted support to educators, assisting them in elevating their teaching practices and making a positive impact within their communities. Globally, they embraced a collective learning approach, sharing the knowledge and experiences gained within their community with a wider audience. By doing so, they contributed to the broader discourse on innovative education practices and inspired change on a global scale.