Project »ProMedia Primar 3P«
Development of professional media pedagogical competences for designing digitally supported learning environments in primary education for the three phases of teacher training
Although the use of digital technologies has long been considered as fourth cultural technology and/or essential key qualification the primary schools which are responsible for the introduction in the cultural technologies do not support this development in such a way as that all children do receive a fundamental media education. Moreover, the innovative potentials of digital media for the representation of information or for the digital support of decision making, operating and managing processes are rarely used at primary school so far. Study results demonstrate that the integration of media education contents at primary school is still not taking place nationwide.
For this reason, the project »ProMedia Primar 3P« aims in eight subprojects to develop and test new concepts for the integration of digital media into primary school at the interface between primary school pedagogy, teaching methodology, pedagogical psychology and media didactics. The focus of the project is thereby in particular to support the competencies of future teachers to use digital media reflectively in class.
About the Project »Digital Learning Elementary School« of the German Telekom Foundation
Many elementary school teachers need more support when it comes to teaching well with digital media. For this purpose they must be trained appropriately. Therefore the Deutsche Telekom Foundation supports the pedagogical universities of Ludwigsburg and Schwäbisch Gmünd as well as the universities of Bremen, Hamburg and Potsdam which have been selected through a tender procedure. Until 2018 they develop and test concepts for the productive use of digital media in primary education.