RIDE & RIDEX & RIDEbi
In 2019, with the support of the Erasmus+ programme (2019-1-HU01-KA201-061275), we started the RIDE – Robotics for the Inclusive Development of Atypical and Typical Children curriculum development project, involving 7 organisations from 4 countries (Hungary, Spain, Italy, Romania), using ArTeC robots.
The aim of this project was to develop and test a matrix of modules to support the development of 8-14 year olds in inclusive groups using robotics.
The module matrix will support children in need of talent management or development in inclusive groups through a process consisting of 10 texts and 9 development areas, worksheets, ideas and inspirations, teacher guides, methodological aids and teacher training programmes in different areas.
The teaching materials to be developed are based on the professional experience and good practice of Abacusan Studio, its own “Bring to Life!” toolkit.
In 2021, we have been given the opportunity to continue the programme (2021-1-HU01-KA220-SCH-000029582) under the name RIDEX: Extended Robotics Solutions for the Inclusive Development of Atypical and Typical Children.
The programme has involved organisations from two more countries (Austria and Turkey) and added three new languages (German, Slovak and Turkish), bringing the total number of development areas to 12. In addition, 10 more stories were developed and the 10 previous stories were translated into the new languages by the partners.
Thus, at the end of the RIDEX programme, all 20 stories were available in 8 languages, with 12 development areas per story.
As the project has become very important for the coordinator, Abacusan Studio, personally, and because of the positive feedback from schools, libraries and other institutions across Europe, we are considering a continuation.
We have therefore applied again in 2023 for an even more specific continuation. As well as adding our partner in France and publishing 3 new stories, we have included Ukrainian alongside French to help facilitate integration where it is needed.
This project is called RIDEBI – Robotics for the Inclusive Development of Children in Bilingual Learning Environments (2023-1-HU01-KA210-SCH-000165365)
Abacusan Stúdió (Hungary)
Co-operants of development:
ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar (Hungary) /RIDE/
Libera Universita di Bolzano – UNIBZ (Italy) /RIDE/
Interonline Cooperacion 2001 (Spain) /RIDE/
Eötvös Lóránd University – Faculty of pedagogy (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Giving Hungary Foundation (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Techrobo Bilisim Yazilim ve Egitim Danismanlik Hizmetleri Tic Ltd Sti (Turkey) /RIDEX/
LEADING LANGUAGE & TECHNOLOGY Institute (France) /RIDEbi/
Uğur Okulları (Turkey) /RIDEbi/
Co-operants of testing:
Kardos István Általános Iskola, Gimnázium és Szakgimnázium (Hungary) /RIDE/
Istituto Comprensivo di scuola primaria e secondaria di I grado Johannes Amos Comenius (Italy) /RIDE/
Scoala Gimnaziala Speciala SF NICOLAE (Romania) /RIDE/
Colegiul National “Kölcsey Ferenc” (Romania) /RIDEX/
Edu Team KG (Austria) /RIDEX/
Slovakian Language Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary School and College (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Florya Özel Eğt. Öğr. Kur. Sos. Spor ve Tur. Tes. İşl. Ltd. Şti. (Turkey) /RIDEX/
Galgahévízi II. Rákóczi Ferenc Általános Iskola (Hungary) /RIDE/
Szeged és Térsége Bárczi Gusztáv EGYMI (Hungary) /RIDE/
Szegedi Gregor József Általános Iskola (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Klapka György Általános Iskola és AMI (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Nézsai Mikszáth Kálmán Szlovák Nemzetiségi Általános Iskola (Hungary) /RIDEX/
Ted Antalya College (Turkey) /RIDEX/
Dr. Mező Ferenc Általános Iskola (Hungary) /RIDEbi/
During the collaboration, all partners contribute to the project with their own knowledge and experience.
The universities provide the development of the learning materials, the scientific and expert background necessary for the implementation of the various developmental fields, and the scientifically grounded methodology of the learning materials’ testing and impact measurement of the learning materials.
The companies who work with teaching robotics and developing learning materials contribute to the project’s success with their knowledge of the wide opportunities of ArTeC robotics, their experience with product development and project management, as well as practical knowledge of teacher training.
The schools take part in the testing of the developed materials, provide feedback on the learning materials and the teacher training, and aid communication and contact between the children groups participating in the project.
Project ID RIDE: 2019-1-HU01-KA201-061275
Project ID RIDEX: 2021-1-HU01-KA220-SCH-000029582
Project ID RIDEbi: 2023-1-HU01-KA210-SCH-000165365