D3: analysing secondary schools’ needs and flaws towards increasing digitalization

2 June 2020News, School

The international crisis spurred by the pandemic brought to surface many societal weaknesses and necessities, calling for immediate intervention. Undoubtedly, the educational world has been in the crosshairs.

After the closure of schools and universities, the efficacy of traditional teaching methods and the level of digital development started to be questioned. Such a process highlighted some flaws of Italian school system, not only regarding the adequacy of tools but also more specifically the level of knowledge and understanding of the core concepts of the digital world.

The pandemic left an indelible mark, together with doubts and questions about the future of teaching methods. While political authorities are currently busy with the re-organization of the school system in view of the re-opening in September, new uncertainties arise:

  • Which will be the new role of teachers in the hypothesis of a shift to distance learning?
  • Which competences will be necessary to adapt to this unexpected transformation?
  • How to boost the digitalization of the didactic world?

These and other issues were further discussed at the last project meeting by partners of D3-Developing Digital Data Literacy, which was held online on 26th March 2020. All these reflections added useful material to the European Report based on the analysis of school curricula, qualifications, digital instruments and open data in secondary school education in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Spain. Project partners developed an additional chapter regarding special measures adopted in education as a response to the pandemic and interviewed some teachers to collect real needs and interests.

Thus, common aspects emerged from the countries analysed, which will be at the core of the online professional teacher development course, aimed at promoting an innovative educational approach, able to strengthen digital citizenship through the integration of digital tools and open data in schools. Next steps include the creation of a Teaching Toolkit and a Gallery of Case Studies.

Are you a teacher interested in improving your digital knowledge and skills? Do you believe it is necessary to strengthen the digitalization and use open data in the educational environment? Are you curious to see the new resources we will develop?

For further information, please contact Simona Sglavo: simona.sglavo@cesie.org

About the project

D3 – Developing Digital Data literacy project is a 2-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of School education.


The project involves 7 organisations:


    Per ulteriori informazioni

    Please contact Andrea Lentini: andrea.lentini@cesie.org.

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