The GEU encourages and facilitates collaboration between the publishers and parties involved in education in order to support schools in the innovation process and the use of learning materials. In our report, Innovating Education: let’s get to work together we put forward our view on co-creating this innovation.
The GEU notices a momentum for using the opportunities of digital learning materials at schools. During the past few years, a lot of schools developed or tightened their vision on more modern education. Despite large differences, we can see a trend of schools wanting to personalise their education to a greater extent and wanting to use the possibilities offered by ICT. According to the GEU, now is the time to implement the revamped visions of schools across the board.
For decades now, providers of learning materials, tests and educational services affiliated with the GEU have been playing a role in enabling schools to teach students what they want. The changes in the educational sector of the past few years have resulted in major investments in the development of digital learning materials and support services. This report sets out some of that development on the basis of examples of products currently being provided by our members. Not only have the products and services of publishers changed, so has their role. We have noticed that schools increasingly regard them as enablers of educational innovation.
For a wider use, we have to make sure that teaching materials at schools are properly embedded in an educational vision, a team of teachers who are proficient in digital didactics and a technical infrastructure that makes it possible to use the learning material smoothly and safely. To that end, it is important to invest in the collaboration between schools and publishers. The GEU wants to support this by reinforcing the collaboration with educational parties with the same ambitions.
A single report will not revamp the educational sector, of course. Doing the right thing in class will. We hope this report will prompt you into helping the GEU and educational publishers to experience the development we all want. As such, it’s a joint effort for education.