Teaching the skills needed for the 21st century requires a new, creative and innovative approach. A team of EU-funded researchers at Tallinn University is developing such an approach, combining methods, instruments and experts from educational sciences, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, media studies and learning analytics.
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The CEITER project builds on Estonia’s Lifelong Learning Strategy 2014-2020, which envisages the digitalisation of formal and informal education in order to enable more self-directed, creative and collaborative learning. With its advanced e-governance infrastructure, Estonia is well-placed to pilot next-generation technology-enhanced learning solutions, and will do so on a national scale.
Tallinn University received EU funding to establish an ERA Chair to pursue research in this field. The initiative enables institutions to attract top academics, increasing their ability to compete with centres of excellence elsewhere in Europe.
The project will therefore not only establish the conditions required for a new learning paradigm, but will ensure spill over to the university at large, increase the visibility of the university’s research excellence and attractiveness as a research partner, and enhance its capacity to both contribute to the national and European economy and participate in additional EU-funded projects.
The ERA Chair was in place in spring 2016, while the rest of the CEITER team members took up their positions in November 2016