As the world becomes increasingly digital, both students and teachers face a number of unprecedented challenges. The goal of this project is, therefore, to create an innovative, 'transdigital' learning and teaching approach based on the conviction that effective digital-age learning does not make isolated and ineffective use of digital devices and applications, but considers them as part of a holistic educational concept.
The key question for the six partner schools from DE, DK, ES, PL, LT and SE is how schools may develop new learning and teaching methods to integrate digital media technologies across the curriculum while sustaining a balanced focus on learners' cognitive, affective, social and creative development.
As the thoroughly and realistically planned project structure with its division into six modules suggests, high-quality learning opportunities for both students and teachers have been based on concrete tasks, considering the different skills, expertise and specialisations of the partner schools. The partners have clearly identified competencies and personal qualities that are relevant for 21st-century learners and show how the planned activities will help to meet their learners' individual needs.
Mod 1: Deep Reading in the Digital Age
Mod 2: Environmental Awareness & Engagement
Mod 3: Critical Thinking and Caring
Mod 4: Character Building and Personal Mastery
Mod 5: Digital Literacy and Learner Autonomy
Mod 6: Transdigital Learning - International Perspectives
Consistently with the project's focus on close international collaboration, students do not only work together in six transnational LTTAs, but are also given the opportunity to experience the current scope and scale of digitalisation in different school systems through long-term exchanges between DE, DK and PL. Teachers may benefit immensely from the professional exchange of best practice and the extensive project-oriented professional development.
Whole-school evaluation, dissemination and follow-up activities prove that the project schools are determined upon achieving a multiplier effect and sustainable impact.
The final project output, the collaborative construction of a Massive Open Online Course with pedagogical essays, videos and interactive elements, is ambitious, highly original and most relevant for teachers and students, educators, teacher trainees and interested parents due to its wide variety of teaching ideas, classroom resources and student sample work and its didactic step-by-step reflections, developed during international project weeks and staff training sessions and based on a sound evaluation of cross-border learning and teaching. The project will thus offer a rich framework for future project work and may be seen as a unique means to inspire educational change by showing how digital learning may serve to foster 'bildung‘, the personal and cultural maturation of individuals with a broad variety of talents and abilities.