Hverken renessansen eller reformasjonen nådde Madrid. Men Franco er død og Spania spurter for å nå igjen de gamle EU-landene.
Den samme friske holdningen finnes i Polen.
Det nye spanske utviklingsprogrammet for 5.-8. skoleår er klart og tydelig. Hensikten er å skape digitale klasserom med digitale tavler og trådløs internettforbindelse. Alle elevene – og selvsagt læreren – skal ha sin egen bærbare maskin. Det jeg håper på her hjemme er at Høgskolen i Oslo – og avdeling JBI – velger å gjøre det samme …
At dette kommer til å ta lengre tid enn utdanningsministeren tror, er en annen sak. Teknologien er den enkle delen. Pedagogikken er den krevende – i Oslo og i Spania. Men Gabilondo har skjønt noe viktig når han sier:
“The Escuela 2.0 program transcends the boundaries of the school and has become a social project that also affects the families and has repercussions on modernising the production model”,
- LEARNING, INNOVATION and ICT. Lessons learned by the ICT cluster Education & Training 2010 programme
- The word ‘cluster’ is used to mean the regrouping of interested countries around a specific theme, corresponding to their national policy priorities, and on which they have expressed a desire to learn from other interested countries, or to share with others their successful or unsuccessful experiences.
- The 8 clusters are: (1) Modernisation of higher education; (2) Teachers and trainers; (3) Making best use of resources; (4) Maths, science and technology; (5) Access and social inclusion; (6) Key competences; (7) ICT; and (8) Recognition of learning outcomes.
The Escuela 2.0 program
The program has a budget of 200 million euros for the 2009-2010 academic year, co-funded in equal parts by the Central Government of Spain and the various Autonomous Regions.
The goal of the program is to transform the traditional fifth- and sixth-year Primary Education and first- and second-year Secondary Education classrooms into digital classrooms equipped with digital blackboards and wireless Internet connection, where the teacher will have a laptop computer and where each student will work with an ultra-mobile personal computer.
To that end, the Escuela 2.0 project is based on the following fundamental principles:
- Providing ICT resources to the students and the centres.
- Guaranteeing Internet connectivity in classrooms and homes.
- Ensuring the proper training for teaching staff.
- Generating and facilitating access to digital materials for teachers, students and families.
Mr Gabilondo highlighted the widespread implementation of the program in Spain after agreements were signed with almost all the Autonomous Regions. He also said he is convinced that more than 18,600 Spanish classrooms will be fully digitalised by the end of April and laptop computers will be available to almost 365,000 fifth-year Primary Education students.
The Minister for Education informed representatives from all the countries in the European Union about the main features of the project, which was launched in September 2009 and that will have been fully implemented in another eight months time.
“The Escuela 2.0 program transcends the boundaries of the school and has become a social project that also affects the families and has repercussions on modernising the production model”, stated the Minister for Education, who also announced that “all the knowledge we acquire through Escuela 2.0, all the progress we make and all activities identified as good practices, will be made available to our European partners and the entire European public”.