The Centre for the Innovation and Development of Education and Technology (from no on CIDET) is a training and consultancy company focused on adult learning and technology-enhanced education. CIDET is set in the city of Castellón (Spain) but works in cooperation with partners throughout the whole country and abroad.
CIDET’s mission is to ensure that education and technologies are used effectively for personal and social benefit. We design and offer learning environments, educational materials and training activities so that people can increase knowledge, skills and abilities in competencies and skills, but also in values and attitudes.
Innovation, diffusion and cooperation are the backbone of our activities to achieve a positive social impact, and thus promote attitudes towards lifelong learning and active participation leading to development, knowledge creation and social inclusion.
Our main area of expertise is the use of technology from three different perspectives.
- The technology as a subject and teaching content not only for adult learners, but also for trainers and staff. We focus on learning virtual environments and virtual learning networks (eLearning). We also offer KA1 training activities.
- The technology as a tool and methodology: learning other subjects and aptitudes (as languages, health, culture, tolerance, entrepreneurship…) in other contexts (in classrooms, self-learning, rural areas…), needs (people in risk of exclusion, disabled, immigrants, etc.) and models (non-formal, informal, collaborative, serious games, etc.)
- Allowing the permeability with interdisciplinary formal pathways, acquisition of personal, social and formal skills and qualifications, but also non-formal and informal competences. We focus in a lifelong learning context where the technology potentiates other learning activities and reach digital inclusion in the present society.