The digitalization of tuition, together with the personalization of the learning process and new means of interaction and networking, offers great opportunities, but is not just a case of using new digital tools. A much more educationally effective implementation is required, geared towards the skills the students will need to be taught for the future world of work.
The school of the future will focus less and less on just conveying content, as it is impossible to predict with accuracy what children will need for their jobs in later life. Most of today’s schoolchildren will end up in jobs that don’t even exist yet. In the future, crucial skills will include the ability to collaborate, creativity, critical thinking, communication, a spirit of adventure and a productive error culture.
Digital knowledge transfer will play a key role in the teaching of the future, as it reinforces the independent acquisition and development of practice-oriented skills. One of the main focus areas in this area of activity, therefore, is access to high-quality digital educational videos and the use of digital tools that support interactions among teachers and between teachers and students: collaborative teaching and learning, skills acquisition, and knowledge processing in interactions (reverse teaching).
In order to help new, potentially scalable digital learning and teaching arrangements achieve a breakthrough, Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports pioneers with exemplary projects who serve as role models.