Domex and UnITy
The UnITy Project was originially funded through
Domex was a DfES funded project whose mission was to raise
standards in education across the East London Boroughs of
Greenwich, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest,
with Bexley as an associate member. It aimed to do this, through
the innovative use of Information Communications Technology
within the context of the Excellence in Cities DfES initiative.
In 2001/02, the majority of Domex funding was allocated to
large-scale, cross-borough projects which had an impact on
as many teachers and pupils as possible. Unity is one of these
projects. The projects were focussed on contributing to the
Domex aim of developing e-learning using ICT to enhance and
extend work in the curriculum to support teaching and learning.
World Ecitizens continues with these aims, sponsoring projects
which focus on the use of ICT to support learning in a particular
aspect of a subject area or across the curriculum; or which
relate to one of the strands of the Excellence in Cities project
– support for gifted and talented pupils, learning mentors,
learning support units, students at risk of disaffection or
the Excellence Challenge (promotion of higher education amongst
Projects are innovative in their outcomes and their processes,
and are not normally eligible for funding from other sources.
Outcomes include either ICT materials for use in City Learning
Centres, schools or the home; or materials that can be shared
with other teachers/schools within and beyond the Domex partnership
via the Domex (or partner) website or conferences; or leading
to the engagement of pupils especially those in EiC target
The projects involve a number of schools in the Domex partnership
area, from two or more of the participating boroughs, either
in the development, implementation or dissemination of the
project and its outcomes.
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