Accompanying Teachers on Their Way to Innovative Lesson Design New Formats in Teacher Education in the Context of the Austrian KidZ- Project for Innovative and Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

Simone Atzesberger, Evelyn Dechant-Tucheslau, Michael Steiner, Petra Szucsich


This paper introduces the Austrian KidZ project, which aims at making learning with ICT part of regular school life. On the part of the University of Teacher Education Vienna the rationale behind the project is to explore ways of sustainably accompanying schools in their process of developing an innovative teaching and learning culture through digital media. Therefore the paper outlines the project’s organisational structure, objectives, implementation, and preliminary findings regarding implications for the adaptation of teaching and learning processes as well as teacher training programmes. It also discusses challenges for educational settings and teacher professional development that need to be addressed. These challenges involve developing new formats of teacher training which provide KidZ teachers with the support they need for innovative and technology enhanced lesson design.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082

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