Aim of the project
We are convinced that, by 2030, teaching and learning will have undergone significant changes. The ‘true digital natives’, born around 2000, will influence organizational structures at the workplace as well as the educational system due to their technical skills, different communication styles and changed values. People teaching at tertiary level need to be prepared for the requirements and needs of this generation. This means a decisive change in the role teachers and institutions will play in the future.
The objective of the EU-funded Erasmus+/Strategic Partnerships project ‘Future-proof your classroom – teaching skills 2030’ is to develop an innovative blended learning course that teachers and trainers can access easily and that is free of charge. The course also includes a face-to-face component that allows teachers to put the skills acquired in the online modules to the test.
The course comprises eight modules that cover topics like the future role of teachers (coach, moderator, guide), enhancing communication in online and on-site classes, creating digital tools for teaching, designing holistic learning experiences, combining technology and emotion in class, organizing the course content within blended-learning systems and using social media, including netiquette, in class.
The project is tailored to meet the needs of teachers and trainers, aged between 30 and 50. People of this generation are usually described as ‘digital immigrants’, which means they were born before the widespread use of digital technology. Students belonging to generation Z, on the other hand, are skilled in the use of technology. Teachers, tutors, trainers and lecturers thus need to develop these competencies and skills in order to train this new generation. If you work in one of the following areas, #teaching2030 will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to meet these new challenges:
- Teachers and lecturers at universities and higher education institutions
- Teachers at vocational training institutes
- Teachers at teacher training colleges
- Teachers at pedagogical institutions
- School teachers, mainly in senior classes
- Human resource managers, responsible for company trainings
- Freelance trainers, consultants and coaches
Please find a detailed description of the project on the website of the European Commission:
Text for download (PDF format): #teaching2030 EU project description