Heterogeneous groups of students pose challenges for teachers time and again. Adaptive teaching counteracts this by adapting lessons and materials individually to the needs of the students. In this context, digital media offer a wide range of possibilities for implementation. However, the potential of digital media in the classroom is hardly exploited, nor is adaptive teaching specifically promoted.
Therefore, DiA:Net, building on the initial project "Digital Media in Adaptive Teaching in the Upper Secondary School of the Community School" (DiA:GO, 2019-2022), pursues the goal of training teachers in media didactics within a professionalisation programme and establishing adaptive media didactic concepts to promote the subject-related competences and media skills of pupils.
With the initiation and support of a productive network, professional learning communities are to be established across schools. Within the network, group formation processes are to be initiated in which teaching practice is reflected upon with the aim of stimulating innovative and sustainable teaching development processes. To this end, further training measures will be offered, which will also serve the exchange, discussion and transfer of science and school, in order to be able to implement and disseminate the results of the project in a practice-oriented manner.
The focus of the network is on adaptive teaching processes to productively address heterogeneity at the student level. Thus, the project serves to increase individual learning performance and the self-regulation of students by improving the quality of teaching. In cooperation with seconded teachers, adaptive teaching units are developed in which adaptive teaching is supported in a didactically elaborate way with the help of digital media. These teaching units are scientifically accompanied and subsequently made freely accessible as good practice examples in the form of OER (Open Educational Resources). Within the previous project, twelve teaching units have been successfully developed, implemented and evaluated at the Hans-Küng-Gemeinschaftsschule and the Uhlandgymnasium Tübingen.
In the current project phase, we are working together with other community schools with upper secondary schools and secondary modern schools from the region.