ICE and 7 European partners officially launch global
education project – “dBias”
The first transnational meeting initiated the project activities
On Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20, 2020, the first transnational meeting of partner organizations took place to mark the launch of the comprehensive education project “The Art of De-biasing (dBias)”.
The project consortium comprises organizations and educational institutions from seven European countries, including a representative from Serbia – the Institute for Contemporary Education (ICE).
ICE representatives at the meeting were the members of the expert team Aleksandra Borović, project associate, Nina Stojanović, project manager, and Dr Svetlana Belić Malinić, ICE’s academic director and an expert in international education.
Why is “dBias” important for global education?
Given that the “De Facto” project analyzed mis- and disinformation that reaches students, the need arose at the global level to define the tools to fight against accepting education-related misinformation as facts.
More accurate identification and prevention of biases places “dBias” at the top of the list of educational priorities, giving it practical significance in terms of developing and preparing digital resources designed to assess students’ understanding and cognitive processing of information.
What has the Serbian education system gained through ICE’s participation in the transnational project?
Taking into account that the partners in the project are selected educational institutions of national significance, it is evident that all members of the consortium have a wide range of knowledge, professional experience and skills that will contribute to the assessment of the problem from different angles. This range will provide a more creative approach to problem solving, and contribute to education strategies aimed at eliminating cognitive biases. This would finally give Serbia and the World teaching resources that would provide teachers with accurate information about the type of biases that affect students and their learning process.
In order to tackle a wide range of cognitive biases in education, the first steps in the implementation of the project will be aimed at selecting the most widely spread biases around the world, regardless of cultural and geographic differences.
A special opportunity to join the global “dBias” project for ICE members
ICE will give a special opportunity to all ICE members to contribute to the project by perceiving their experience and interaction with students and teachers through the lens of as many as 200 cognitive biases, and by participating in the selection of the most frequent biases in education.
This way, each ICE member will have a great chance to become part of the team designing the first international materials, tools and strategies for eliminating cognitive biases, thus contributing to the enhancement of education around the world.
For more information regarding the project, please write to email@example.com or call us at 011/40-11-260.