MARIA POTES BARBAS RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONORABLE MENTION
Maria Potes Barbas, researcher and coordinator of the CIAC Pole dedicated to Digital Literacy and Social Inclusion, based at the School of Education of Santarém, has recently received an international honorable mention with the project “Escape Room: Idea of Innovation and Development”. The mention was awarded at the METARED IberoAmericana event, which took place at the end of November in Spain.
“Escape Room: Innovation and Development Idea” was developed based on the Digital Literacy for the Labor Market course, the first inclusive training and education model in a higher education context for intellectual disabilities. The project materialized in the development of a physical and conceptual/pedagogical space, where “immersive experiences” are implemented, namely with young students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), for their empowerment and the development of critical skills related to social inclusion, employability and entrepreneurship.