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Digital Competences in Teacher Education (DiCoTe)

The following institutions will participate in the planned Erasmus+-project "Digital Competences in Teacher Education" (DiCoTe):

  • Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • University of Graz (Austria)

All project partners have identified digitisation as a major challenge for all actors in the education system. Especially in the area of school, educational processes must be aligned in such a way that pupils are prepared for a self-determined and responsible life in a digital world. The project DiCoTe focuses on the European exchange of good practice in the area of digitisation in teacher education.

The main task of all institutions is to prepare future teachers for the new and changed challenges posed by the digital transformation. Digital media change learning and teaching. The structures of teaching known to teacher students from their own experience are being reassessed and changed. The role of the teacher is also subject to change. The teacher training programme has to meet this new requirement profile and, consequently, be adapted to the changed conditions. The project partners contribute very different experiences in approaching these new challenges and the exchange of good practice between the partner institutions is being sought, as they already have extensive experience and exemplary expertise in the respective field.

Despite different levels of research and development status of the respective university, all project partners are faced with the challenge of finding answers to the question:

  • What are the characteristics of good university teacher training in order to prepare graduates in the best possible way for the design of new educational processes under the conditions of digitality?

In order to pursue this question and to determine success factors for successful teacher training, the following topics are examined in coordination with the different strengths and needs of the partners:

  • The basic and additional services needed for the digital competence development of student teachers, inclusion of lecturers for media didactics and technicalsupport in the context of teacher training, necessary curricular adaptations that support innovative teaching-learning concepts and links between theory and school practice.
  • For each of these areas, team members can contribute with best practice examples and thus contribute his or her experience in an exemplary manner.
  • The meetings do not only allow for theoretical exchange, but are always accompanied by school visits that illustrate the theory-practice link.

The main objective of the project DiCoTe is to compare the core task of teachers - the targeted and scientifically based planning, organisation and reflection of teaching and learning processes as well as their individual assessment and systemic evaluation - with regard to implementation of digital approaches in teacher training in the educational systems of the participating partners and to reflect their effectiveness under different conditions. This exchange will result teaching scenarios that illustrate how each university builds up digital literacy of student teachers and develop new teaching and learning scenarios at the respective universities. Furthermore, derivations of scenarios which are identified as the key features for a successful transfer into practice of their own university and teaching scenarios to support the diversity, autonomy and participation of the students.

The project is intended to focus on the exchange of experiences of the actors mutual exchange. Furthermore, the partners want to make their shared experiences and examples available to teachers internationally and will therefore document the project work transparently and publish the results as an OER (Open Educational Resources).


Mag.phil. Dr.phil. MA

Ronald Tuschl

Institut für Bildungsforschung und PädagogInnenbildung

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8041

nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Project Manager

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Kathrin Marie Otrel-Cass

Institut für Bildungsforschung und PädagogInnenbildung

Phone:+43 316 380 - 3837

Mitttwoch 15.30-16.30 (Bitte um e-mail Anmeldung)

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