On April 13 of this year, the innovation laboratory at the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Education hosted the students and mathematics teachers of Khelvachauri #1 Public School, Batumi #13 and #22 Public Schools. In the innovation laboratory of BSU, young students got acquainted with the possibilities of using the international educational resource CK 12. Within the framework of the 3-hour training, the students studied the possibilities of planning innovative projects in the STEM direction, using simulations in the educational process.
The innovation laboratory is a resource center of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Education, which was created within the framework of the Erasmus + program “Boosting the role of HEIs in the industrial transformation towards the Industry 4.0 paradigm in Georgia and Ukraine (HEIn4).” Its goal is to facilitate digital transformation for small and medium-sized businesses by offering special courses, training and consulting services relevant to the needs of the fourth industrial revolution; In accordance with local and international market requirements, to create and implement innovative learning modules and training courses to support the Industry 4.0 concept.
As for the international educational platform CK-12, it is part of the joint project of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the Norwegian Agency for Special Needs Education (Statped) and the United Nations Children’s Fund within the framework of the project “Providing quality education for all students”. It aims at strengthening the quality and inclusiveness of the national education system; e-books, adaptable practical exercises and scientific simulations are available here, which will promote interest in innovation among young learners.