Education Modernization Brazil, Colombia, Europe – the new era of digital higher education cooperation (EMBRACE)
EMBRACE – A New Era of Digital Higher Education Cooperation Project
The EMBRACE project aims to address the needs of Latin American partners in developing and implementing institutional reforms to modernize higher education. It recognizes education as a powerful tool to tackle both regional and global challenges.
The main objectives of the project are as follows:
- Enhance the digital and pedagogical competence of higher education teachers to effectively plan, implement, and assess student-centered and competence-based online education.
Support educational management in implementing impactful pedagogical changes and organizing innovative learning ecosystems in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.
Foster innovative collaborations between higher education institutions (HEIs) and partners from the world of work and society, resulting in stronger learning ecosystems and more robust economic and social development.
To achieve these objectives, the project will support the professional development of 25 teachers through joint online learning modules, badge-driven competence development processes, MOOCs for 300 teachers, and the provision of open access learning materials and guidelines. Moreover, 15 educational managers will define guidelines for teachers’ digital and pedagogical competence development and assess the sustainability of educational change and the achievement of project goals within the HEIs’ learning ecosystems and their industry partners.
The project emphasizes co-creation with various stakeholders, including students, teachers, managers, and a minimum of 10 industry and society partners. Together, they will develop transferable models for innovative education-industry collaboration.
During the project timeline, over 250 students from 5 Latin American HEIs will participate in new pedagogical practices, gaining relevant competences and concrete work experience.
The result of the EMBRACE project will be modern and resilient HEIs in Latin America with the capacity to leverage digitalization for creating inclusive and student-centered learning experiences. The new co-creation models will involve a variety of different stakeholders, contributing towards a robust and sustainable learning ecosystem.
The project started 1.4.2023 and will continue until 31.3.2026.
The project is Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed on this website are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu – HAMK, Finland, Coordinator
Fundacao Universidade Federal do Abc – UFABC, Brazil, Partner
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Espírito Santo – IFES, Brazil, Partner
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo – IFSP, Brazil, Partner
Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira – UTP, Colombia, Partner
Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina – AREANDINA, Colombia, Partner
Instituto Politecnico de Braganca – IPB, Portugal, Partner