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New STEM educations adapted to the Digital Society

The Ministry of Education and Science in Denmark has approved several new STEM programmes for higher education (STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) directed on becoming a bridge of the challenges of the Digital Society and the future labour market. The educations include everything from Machine Learning education in Copenhagen to an interdisciplinary course on IT and economy in Odense and software development in Skive. The Minister of Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, comments… Continue reading

Digital Society Education – Integrating tech in Primary School

46 schools in Denmark have been chosen to participate in a national pilot project to integrate understanding of technology in all school subject fields as a mandatory part of the education. The interest to participate in the project have been high, with totally 140 applications from schools around the country. At the end of this year, the teachers at the 46 schools will receive training to integrate tech into their teaching. In February 2019, the… Continue reading

Sign of the time: more freedom for schools and focus on craftsmanship

The Danish government is planning a proposal for more freedom for schools to manage their education and pedagogy. Besides pilot projects with self-governing schools, the new policy proposal also includes a more interdisciplinary approach to education, and initiate a reading campaign. Vocational directed education is another prioritised area for the Danish government where source analysis and English verbs increasingly should have the same status as customer service and robot technology in primary school. The Danish Minister of… Continue reading

New Cyber Strategy to teach the youngsters about the dangers on the Web

eLearningworld News The Government of Denmark is launching a new strategy to make children and youth more aware of the dangers on the web. The basic vision is to improve the digital competence with learning modules in order to make the youngsters better equipped to decode potential danger-zones and learn how to handle them. The strategy also includes an upgrade of the teacher’s skills to teach about cyber-security from young people’s perspective. The focus of… Continue reading

New Strategy to improve Foreign Language skills in Denmark

eLearningworld News The working life of the digital age requires extended language skills. The continual integration of the EU Single Market is boosting these demands from the business world. To meet these demands the Danish Government now is launching a new strategy to improve multi-language skills besides English on all educational levels. Besides boosting language skills the purpose with the new strategy is to improve understanding of other cultures and our common European history. Søren… Continue reading

Authentic Science Education replaces traditional Curriculum in School

As the first school in Denmark, Sønderskov School in Sønderborg is now introducing the “LEAPS-model” to replace the subject-based traditional curriculum. LEAPS stands for Learning and Engagement through Authentic Projects with focus on Science. In this spirit, the education will be focusing on a cross-scientific projects that is directed on real world problems. “The teaching and learning will be taken out of the books and brought out in the real world.” the school leader Rasmus… Continue reading

Robots, Internet of things etc. What do people think? New Danish survey

eLearningworld News A new Danish survey from Nordstat shows that 32% of the Danes embrace the development of digital technologies and believe it will create new and workable opportunities for them in the future. While 15% fears an interconnected future with robots and IoT, e.g. because of the fear of losing the job. The group the most fears the development of digital technologies is voters of the xenophobic party, Dansk Folkeparti. 20% of the participants… Continue reading

Several dimensions of Vocational Education improves with Edtech, pilot project shows

eLearningworld News Ten Danish vocational schools has participated in the pilot project ”IT as pedagogic tool in vocational education”. The main result of the data that has been systematically collected is that 1. using IT in vocational education increases the students motivation och engagement, 2. IT improves the diversity in the education, which makes it better adapt to different learning styles, 3. edtech form a bridge between the education in school and the internship at… Continue reading

Latest News: Research shows how use of ICT in School empower Pupils for the future

eLearningworld News from Denmark Denmark is no1 of the Nordic Countries when it comes to school ICT maturity. Now the final report has been published of a big research project with focus on how the use of ICT in primary school empowers pupils for the future society. The result shows that pupils that are using ICT often in school improve collaboration skills, is more critical to information and are better to transform new ideas to… Continue reading

Latest News: Danish Government investing more in eLearning

eLearningworld News from Denmark Danish students are using a great amount of IT in education in comparison with other OECD countries a recent report shows and the digital literacy is on an equally high level. But the technology could be used better to improve the learning environment. With this background the Danish Government the next year is directing additional funding to buy digital learning applications. Since it is seen as one of the main tools… Continue reading