6. Digitalisation of the classroom – age-appropriate digital curricula
Moderator: Georg Juergens, Managing Director ECSWE
What competences are needed in our increasingly digital world and what does the presence of digital technology in schools mean for teaching? This workshop will analyse the age at which we should begin to deal specifically and consciously with digital media, how they can be used meaningfully and creatively in classrooms, what skills are important when using this media and when the foundation for these skills is laid.
Franz Glaw, Free Waldorf Schools Germany
Franz Glaw has been a teacher for German and mathematics at the Rudolf Steiner School in Düsseldorf since 1987 and has also been active in the field of media pedagogy for several decades. For more than 20 years he took care of a student magazine, gave computer courses and undertook film and radio projects with pupils. Since 2006 he has been supervising the YouTube channel of the "Waldorfschule Düsseldorf". Within the scope of his activities as a member of the board of directors of the Federation of the Free Waldorf Schools, he established the Department of Media Education together with Paula Bleckmann and Edwin Hübner. His approach is integrative and production-oriented.
More information can be found in the following two brochures: "Struwwelpeter 2.0 - Media competency and Waldorf education" and “Struwwelpeter 2.1 – A Field Guide for Parents through the Media-Jungle” (only available in German)
Konstantin D. A. Scheller, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (DG EAC) (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/)
Konstantin D. A. Scheller works for the European Commission's Directorate General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (DG EAC) to define and implement policy on Innovation in Education. His work is particularly focused on digitalisation and the need for education to (a) equip Europeans with strong digital competences that allow them to thrive in today's world and (b) make use of opportunities to improve teaching, learning and administrative processes. He is passionate about Open Education and OER (Open Educational Resources) and an avid consumer of online learning and learning apps but is also convinced that the most interesting – and most disruptive – changes are still to come.