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FUNecole: Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy


Students participate in a FUNecole exercise.

A Cyprus company combined social-emotional learning with computer science into an elementary education digital curriculum that may soon be offered to U.S. schools.

Credit: Digipro Education

A European company has combined social-emotional learning with computer science into an elementary education digital curriculum that may soon be offered to U.S. schools.

Digipro Education of Cyprus said its FUNecole curriculum, used by a number of schools in Cyprus, Greece, Estonia, and Romania, is a "digital learning solution" for teaching computer science, digital literacy, social-emotional learning, and 21st century skills for students in grades one through sixth.

FUNecole incorporates videos with animated characters who discuss events that might happen to children in real life, as well as lesson plans and online activities teachers can choose from and tailor; the lessons offer immediate feedback and analytics on student performance from activities and formative evaluations.

The curriculum is split into two sections for each grade level: social-emotional learning and 21st century smart thinking skills, and computer science and digital literacy.

Education consultant Rita Oates said FUNecole is "pedagogically sound," and "clearly based on working with real teachers and real kids and integrating their criticisms and comments."

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