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Format: 21.07.2018
Format: 21.07.2018

International ERI strategy

6. July 2018 /

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

Cyber Chronix

2. July 2018 /

The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just launched a mobile game to help raise awareness of privacy risks and data protection rights in a fun and interactive way. The game is designed to introduce young people to concepts including the notion of personal data and the right to be forgotten.

ec.europa.eu

STEM potential in Switzerland

25. June 2018 / /

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 / /

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

#digitale21: Retrospective

7. June 2018 /

At the #digitale21 in April in Lugano, representatives from business, science and education discussed the effects of digitization on training, teaching and work. It resulted in ten recommendations from the Swiss Academies that summarized the findings of the symposium.

www.digitale21.ch

Save the Date: Symposium on ICT and Education

1. June 2018 / /

This year's symposium takes place on 8 November 2018 as part of Swissdidac at the Bernexpo. The central theme of this year's symposium is data policy in the education system. The programme and further information will follow in the course of the summer.

www.educa.ch (German)

EU Report: Digital Education Policies in Europe and Beyond

24. May 2018 / /

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

Data protection game

14. May 2018 / /

Developed by Canada’s Center for Digital and Media Literacy, the game Data Defenders gives young people an introduction to management and protection of their personal data on websites and in apps. It is available in French and English and accompanied by a guideline for teachers.

habilomedias.ca

Science on Stage Switzerland

9. May 2018 / /

MINT teachers from all levels can submit educational school projects to the national competition. The four best projects will be invited to participate at the Science on Stage Europe festival to be held in Portugal in autumn 2019. The closing date for entries is 30 September 2018.

naturwissenschaften.ch

3rd International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education

17. April 2018 /

On 6–8 June the congress will look at the challenges in adapting to the needs of the labour market in a rapidly changing and digitalised world, lifelong learning and curriculum development. The professional event attracts an international audience from the fields of education, politics and business.

vpet-congress.ch

European Schoolnet on Twitter

22. March 2018 /

Future Classroom Lab has created the channel «@fcl_euschoolnet » to share innovative pedagogical practices and news regarding educational trends, technologies and training events happening at the innovative learning space in Brussels.

twitter.com/fcl_euschoolnet

Seven policies for the school of tomorrow

12. February 2018 / /

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 / /

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

Extracurricular STEM activities

2. February 2018 /

Switzerland suffers a shortage of specialists in the fields of technology and information. This report (in German) by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences published in December 2017 gives an overview and an analysis of extracurricular offers in this area as well as recommendations for action.

naturwissenschaften.ch

WEF panel on digital transformation

1. February 2018 /

digitalswitzerland held a WEF breakfast with Swiss President Alain Berset on digital transformation. The high-level panel discussed data protection as well as the role of the state in ethical and economic questions. Berset wants Switzerland to be an «innovation driver» instead of a «copycat nation».

digitalswitzerland.com

European Data Protection Day

25. January 2018 /

To mark the date, the Zurich data protection supervisor invites on Sunday, 28 January, to the event «The Right To Be Let Alone». A movie presentation on data protection is followed by a panel discussion on new technologies and their opportunities and hazards for our liberal democracy.

dsb.zh.ch

Guides EUN on Bring Your Own Device

23. January 2018 / /

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

Informatics: visions for tomorrow

18. January 2018 /

February 8, in Berne UniS, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) will present the importance, possibilities and visions of informatics to decision makers and teachers. The event's aim is to discuss future oriented teaching with informatics on all school levels. Presentations are also in English.

naturwissenschaften.ch

Learning Innovation Conference

9. January 2018 /

On 17–18 April 2018 this international conference is taking place in the MCH Messe Schweiz, Zurich. It will be mainly dealing with networked, digital learning in disruptive times. Additionally it will introduce learning concepts still in the experimental stage or even in the laboratory.

www.learning-innovation.ch

Digital Lives

8. January 2018 /

The Swiss National Science Foundation promotes research projects in humanities and social sciences on the effects of digital transformation in all areas of our lives. In this context, the SNSF also supports pilot projects with a maximum duration of 18 months.

www.snf.ch

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