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Introducing interconnected thinking in primary and high schools
Description/achievement of initiative

Commissioned by the German Education Department South Tyrol, we educated the 65 didactic system tutors responsible for German schools in interconnected thinking and the application of ecopolicy during school classes

Implementation methodologies

The plan is now to equip the majority of the 10.0000 computers in German schools with ecopolicy. The didactic system tutors will serve as multiplicators and support their schools and colleagues with didactic initiatives, applying digital technology in all three grades from primary to high school in different classes.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

In a next step, an even bigger project is scheduled to be conducted at reference schools in fall 2016, focusing on educating teachers in ecopolicy and SensiMod. We have been developing this concept together with the German Education Authority Bozen (South Tyrol) and our cooperation partner EURAC.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Innovation and Counsel department has offered three workshops within the framework of the spring meeting of the didactic system tutors. 20-25 experienced educators were introduced to the game and were able to try ecopolicy on their own laptops, followed by a lively discussion which was met with high interest.

Partner(s)

German Education Authority Bozen (South Tyrol), EURAC and Malik Institute
Updates to initiatives
Goal 17
April/2016
Educate 65 didactic system tutors in interconnected thinking and the application of ecopolicy
Dec/2016
Equip the majority of the 10.0000 computers in German schools with ecopolicy
Dec/2017
Large scale education of teachers in SensiMod (system modelling and strategy decision support tool)
Jun/2017
Large scale education of teachers in Ecopolicy (interconnected thinking strategy learning game)
Staff / Technical expertise
Gabriele Harrer from Malik Institute

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 04/2016 - 12/2017
Partners
German Education Authority Bozen (South Tyrol), EURAC and Malik Institute
Countries
Contact information
Gabriele Harrer, Senior Expert Interconnected Thinking, gabriele.harrer@mzsg.ch
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