The project results will be pilot tested in four European countries (Austria, Greece, Latvia and Spain) in at least two schools from each country.
This result is going to develop appropriate measurement tools (questionnaires, rubric), specific guidelines for the participants involved in the pilots, collect data with GDPR compliance and present the results to the wider educational community.
The main elements of innovation are the following:
- The integration of standard procedures related to ethics and data protection that will ensure a streamlined implementation that takes into consideration the protection of personal data from all pilot participants (including minors).
- An impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on participating schools will be conducted and solutions will be foreseen to mitigate negative effects of the pilots’ deployment.
- The employment of a 2-steps approach for the recruitment of teachers.
- Gamification-based assessment. Expected Impact Pupils R4 will provide transparency, explainability, and accountability for children.
This result will investigate how do comics and a serious decision-making game impact on pupils’ learning about climate change. School Leaders and Teachers and Partner Organisations Raise their awareness on ethical research conduct not only as regards minors but also as regards their own rights concerning their participation as a choice under free will, and their right to withdraw from the research pilot study at any time without disadvantage and without giving any reason. This fourth will investigate teachers’ perceptions of the success, impact and pedagogical implications of the Climatopia results.
Ethics documentation. Informed consent and ascent forms Information sheets outlining the research objectives, providing participation and data protection related specifications (revisions of the information sheets may happen throughout the project lifespan at need). Partners will translate and, if necessary, adjust according with the national legislations/regulations.
The project adopted the successful recruitment methodology of the European School Network. The recruitment process for the pilots is being conducted via a 2-step recruitment approach that allows incorporating early feedback from target groups and better plan for the pilot implementation stage. The 1st step involves the identification of Teacher Coordinators. The 2nd step involves the recruiting of Pilot Teachers. All partners will cooperate to develop the Guidelines for the pilots. Sorting right from wrong in today's increasingly complex global research world is not a simple task. The guidelines developed in this activity are designed to provide teachers/researchers with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities today's researchers have, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves.
Pilots deployment plan.