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Published: Monday, 25 February 2013
How will school education look in 2030?

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - part of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission - in a study for Directorate General Education and Culture, is calling upon experts and practitioners to come up with visionary papers and imaginative scenarios on how Open Education in 2030 in Europe might look with a major focus on Open Educational Resources and Practices, in (a) Lifelong Learning (Submission deadline: 31 March 2013), (b) Higher Education (Submission deadline: 7 April 2013), (c) School Education (Submission deadline: 28 April 2013).

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Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Cover of JRC report

This report by Kirsti Ala-Mutka and published by the Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) last November reviews needs for digital competence, different concepts used to describe and understand it, and related policy approaches and measurements. Based on these, it suggests a conceptual model with the following main areas: 1) Instrumental knowledge and skills for tool and media usage; 2) Advanced skills and knowledge for communication and collaboration, information management, learning and problem-solving, and meaningful participation; 3) Attitudes to strategic skills usage in intercultural, critical, creative, responsible and autonomous ways.

Published: Monday, 13 February 2012
IPTS home page

There is a general awareness that learning pathways and objectives have to change for European societies to adequately address global challenges. Given the increasing role of technologies in shaping social and economic change, there is a need to identify and analyse the key technologies that will support educational change in the near future. In this framework, the MENON Network, on behalf of the European Commission - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), has recently launched the study Mapping and Analysing Prospective Technologies for Learning (MATEL). One of the major aims of this study is to identify and classify the key technologies that will support educational change in five to ten years from the present. You can contribute to the research by participating in the MATEL survey, which is open until February 26.

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