Innovation in Learning Institute. Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) – Germany
With 40.000 students, FAU is one of the ten largest universities in Germany, uniting in five faculties (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Engineering) competences from all academic disciplines (Volluniversität). FAU is committed to developing and strengthening future-oriented competences for academia and society. Thereby, the university strongly supports transdisciplinary collaboration internally as well as national and international cooperation with external partners. FAU is committed to enhancing university teaching, encouraging innovative ICT-based approaches in lectures and seminars. With well-functioning networks in the public and private sector of the Nuremberg metropolitan region and far beyond, the university combines a strong regional rooting with a global outreach.
As many as 3.000 students are currently enrolled in teacher education studies in five types of schools: primary school (Grundschule), and in four different types of secondary schools (Gymnasium, Realschule, Mittelschule, berufliche Schulen). After a two-year qualification period (Referendariat), FAU graduates become teachers in schools in Bavaria and beyond.
The Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) is the e-learning center of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the second largest Bavarian University. With an interdisciplinary team of about 30 scientists from the humanities and technology sciences, it investigates and develops digital media-based learning across the entire life span, from schoolchildren to senior citizens.
FAU is the project coordinator.
Contact person: Paul Held
BildungOnline (B:O), Hall in Tirol
BildungOnline is a non-profit association aiming at a holistic integration of ICT in schools. The objective of the association’s activities is to develop and to promote the integration of pedagogical concepts, training concepts, equipment concepts and teaching concepts. BildungOnline brings together educational institutions, enterprises and initiatives who work on the integration of ICT in schools. In the past 15 years the association has established a wide network of national and international contacts, including policymakers in the Austrian ministry of education, in schools, and in institutions of tertiary education.
Contact person: Harald De Zottis
Bündnis für Bildung e.V., Berlin
The Bündnis für Bildung aspires to support the digital transformation in teaching and learning. All participants of educational processes should be able to exploit the opportunities of ICT in a better and more useful way. Members of BfB are companies of the IT Industry like Microsoft, HP, Texas Instruments or Intel, Publishers like Cornelsen or Media LB, EdTech-Companies like AixConcet, Skool or Eduversum and public institutions like the German states Sachsen Anhalt, Berlin and Schleswig Holstein as well as city administrations. BfB establishes, manages and extends a competence network of all stakeholders involved in the field of institutional
Contact person: Beth Havinga
The Öffentliche Gymnasium der Franziskaner in Hall in Tirol is a ‘Privatschule mit Öffentlichkeitsrecht im Sekundar-bereich’ (a private school for secondary level with public status). The school has approx. 500 students in 20 classes. Graduates receive the ‘Reifeprüfungsabschluss’, general qualification for university entrance.
Contact person: Gerhard Sailer
Glasgow City Council Education Services
Glasgow City Council Education Services is part of the largest, most multi ethnic Local Authority in Scotland: Glasgow City Council. It also has the highest incidence of poverty, social and economic deprivation and migration. It is committed to the development of international education and engagement as an integral part of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and has had in the past one of the highest levels of participation within EU education programmes in the UK. The Authority places a high value on the participation of its young people in European Education. The development of its Inclusion Services is also a high priority for Education Services to
ensure equality of access across the curriculum for all learners. It is also committed to transformation and innovation within education which includes access to digital support for learning.
Contact person: Lesley Atkins
Johannes-Scharrer-Gymnasium (JSG) Nuremberg is a general education city school for secondary level students (Städtisches Gymnasium). JSG follows the Bavarian curriculum for the attainment of general university qualification. There are about 1150 students with different nationality backgrounds attending JSG and visiting one of our three school branches (social studies, economic studies, languages).
Contact person: Christian Rieger
Stadt Nürnberg, School Administration and Sports
Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria with about 520.000 citizens. The Mayor Department of Education, Schools and Sport of the City Council of Nuremberg is responsible for more than 140 schools with about 66.000 students and 6.000 teachers. Ranging from primary to secondary and vocational schools, these schools cover all kinds of general educational facilities represented in Bavaria. The Mayor and his staff work within a closely knit network with all educational institutions in the city, and in the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg, including higher education institutions, the chamber of industry and commerce, and other stakeholders in the field of education.
Contact person: Christian Büttner
Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck looks back to a long and variable history. The University has always been a supporting pillar of the Tyrolean society and has influenced the region tremendously. The importance of its status as a research and educating institution can be seen in the numerous award winning alumni and current and former scientists teaching and researching at the University. Many scientific cutting-edge discoveries have been made at this institution. Today the University comprises of 16 faculties, 79 institutes, and more than 28.000 students with appr. 39% international students. About 3.000 students are enrolled in teacher education studies.
The Department of Teacher Education and School Research is part of the School of Education. It is a leading institution for Teacher Education and School Research in Austria with international reputation and partners in Europe, North America, and East Asia. It has been most influential in school management and leadership development in Austria (Leadership Academy) and its researchers took part as Austria’s representatives in several international projects, incl. recently “Leadership for Learning” (coordinator: University of Cambridge) and the OECD “School Leadership Development” project.
Contact person: Klaus Reich firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitehill Secondary School, Glasgow
Whitehill Secondary is a six-year co-educational and non-demonational school situated in the East End of Glasgow. Our current roll isapproximately 400 students, of whom 38.9% are in receipt of free school meals. There are students of 26 nationalities enrolled in the school, the majority from other EU countries.
Contact person: Simon Easton
Zentrum für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung (ZfL)
CTE-FAU (Zentrum für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung / ZfL) ensures high-quality teacher education at the interface of pedagogical disciplines, scientific disciplines, schools and university-external stakeholders. With 10 members of staff CTE-FAU coordinates initial teacher education in and between four faculties (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology; Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Engineering). The Centre for Teacher Education is responsible for coordination and development of course studies, quality and project management in teacher education.
Contact person: Brigitte Hoyer