In today's society the ability to use information and communication technologies is a necessary skill. Digitalization is a major part of our lives, including all teaching and learning. The development of the use of ICT in teaching is one of the key elements of the Learning Together EU Twinning project as well. Schools have been equipped with UCT hardware and software and the teachers are learning new methods. However, the challenges of digitalization can't all be met merely by adapting the curriculum and teaching methods. We need the ability to think and act different.

 

 

In teaching, the emphasis is on the skills of reflection and “learning to learn”, interaction and communal learning. Phenomenon-based and learner-based learning are increasing and versatile teaching methods are gaining importance. Learning takes place interactively with other learners, teachers and other adults and through different networks and learning environments. Learning is doing by one's own and together, acting, thinking, planning, investigating, and building knowledge and the multifaceted assessment of these processes. In all, these digital technologies are used to deepen, accelerate, enrich, renew and expand learning.

Digital technologies support real life and experience-based learning and enable interactions independent of time and space, even on a global scale. The target is to equip all 134 educational institutions, which within the project have received computers with the relevant skills for the usage of ICT in teaching, and thus ensure that the students will have the learning skills necessary in the 21st century. Seven of the schools act as regional developers and these schools have received more computers. The teachers of these schools receive more extensive instructions and will have the ability to guide teachers in other schools in adapting ICT in their work.