• Inventors 4 Change


    Inventors4Change connects children from India, Colombia and Spain, and encourages them to become Agents of Change (changemakers) in their communities with the help of Technologies for Creative Learning and Collaborative Digital Storytelling. The idea is to provide children with tools, techniques and knowledge that let them invent the changes they want to see in the world. During the last four years twelve schools participated in the project. Most of them are primary or secondary schools, but there also two high schools. Participating children in India are mostly Dalits (the so called untouchables) from rural areas of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and children from the slums of Bangalore. In Spain most of the participating children belong to low-income migrant families (for instance, Escola Veïnat has more than 90% of migrant students). In Colombia the project also focus in schools that give quality education to underprivileged children. 

    The project's conception of learning is strongly influenced by names such as Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Freire, Papert and Resnick. In recent years, Inventors4Change have designed and developed many formal and non-formal educational activities and workshops inspired by their ideas about learning and education. Inventors4Change’s learning model is inspired by popular learning theories such as Social Constructivism, Constructionism and Connectivism, and by modern educational approaches and movements like Connected Learning or the Maker Culture. Inventors4Change's model is called Invention-Based Collaborative Learning because it fosters a collaborative learning (across different countries) where children work in teams to imagine, invent and co-create something. In addition, the topics that children investigate every year are related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so the project also promotes Education for Global Citizenship. 

    In 2017 the project  was awarded with the Federico Mayor Zaragoza - Education 1st Prize.

    Visit the project website for more information: www.inventors4change.org.