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International ERI strategy

6. July 2018 / Publication

The Federal Council has approved Switzerland's revised international strategy for education, research and innovation (ERI). The new version pays more attention to topics that have assumed greater significance, such as vocational training or support with the digitization process.

www.admin.ch

STEM potential in Switzerland

25. June 2018 / Publication / STEM

Compared with other countries, Swiss adolescents, particularly young women, have high STEM potential. This conclusion emerged from a study based on PISA data. Despite regional differences in the education system, STEM potential in all Swiss cantons is high.

www.tandfonline.com

2018 Education Report

20. June 2018 / Publication / Educational monitoring

The 2018 Swiss Education Report provides data and information from statistics, research and the administration covering around 500 topics within the entire education system. According to the report, two of the greatest challenges currently facing the education system are migration and digitization.

www.skbf-csre.ch

EU Report: Digital Education Policies in Europe and Beyond

24. May 2018 / Publication / International

This report offers policy-makers in digital education evidence on how policies can be designed and implemented to foster digital-age learning. The report formulates eight core-guiding principles, which can serve as a reference point for the design and implementation of digital education policies.

ec.europa.eu

Seven policies for the school of tomorrow

12. February 2018 / Publication / Media competence

economiesuisse published (in the national languages) seven pieces of advice, on how education policies can help the education system to successfully make the digital transformation. One example: the disciplines mathematics and German in primary school should be taught by digital means.

www.economiesuisse.ch (German)

JAMESfocus «Movies, Games and YouTuber»

7. February 2018 / Publication / Media competence

The third in-depth report (in German) on the JAMES Study focuses on favourite movies, games and YouTubers of Swiss adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age. They are put into context with textual and gender preferences as well as youth media protection in the sense of age rating control.

www.zhaw.ch

Guides EUN on Bring Your Own Device

23. January 2018 / Mobile learning / Publication

The «Interactive Classroom Working Group» by European Schoolnet, of which Switzerland is an active member, launched four «Pocket Guides» on the subject of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for school leaders and IT administrators who want to adopt the BYOD strategy in their school.

www.educa.ch

Digital learning environments for schools

1. December 2017 / Good Practice / Publication

The Swiss Association of Telecommunications has published a study in German and French on the state of public schools with regard to digital education. It wants to make projects and initiatives in Swiss schools known to the public, to connect them with others and start an interesting discussion.

asut.ch (pdf, German)

OECD: good results in Swiss education

21. November 2017 / Publication / International

In its latest Economic Survey, the OECD considers the Swiss education system as highly successful. Same as other countries, Switzerland faces far-reaching changes in education and training through digitization. It therefore recommends to use these challenges to strengthen the system.

www.oecd.org

When robots roll up

5. October 2017 / Publication / Information society

The latest study by Avenir Suisse shows that there is no risk of a «robokalypse», in which intelligent robots substitute humans, in Switzerland. Digitisation is a long-term development. It doesn’t destroy employment, it innovates the work environment and creates new jobs.

www.avenir-suisse.ch

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