LMU research instrumental in the successful digital transformation of education

2 Nov 2023

LMU is playing a key role in the new government-funded lernen:digital (digital:learning) competence network.

A pupil follows the lessons from home. | © IMAGO / K. Schmitt

The LMU supports schools and teachers as they strive to put the opportunities afforded by the digital transformation to good use. The aim of the new competence network digital:learning is to apply scientific insights in practice. To this end, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding four competence centers at which LMU is represented across a total of six collaborative projects. Academics from eight LMU teacher training disciplines – psychology, education, mathematics teaching methodologies, biology, physics, geography, and teaching methodologies for English and German – are involved in these projects.

“Our success in raising third-party funding across disciplinary boundaries bears outstanding testimony to LMU’s teacher training credentials – especially in the context of such topical and socially relevant issues as digitalization,” says Professor Oliver Jahraus, Vice President for Study and Teaching at LMU. “We are delighted to see LMU playing a key role in putting important research findings into practice and, in so doing, charting a course toward the digital transformation of teacher training and of our schools.”

LMU represented in all four new competence centers

New advanced training courses are being developed under the aegis of the new digital:learning competence network to boost digital skills and drive forward research activities in this field. The objective is to apply evidence-based knowledge in practice and forge links within the teacher training community throughout Germany.

The four new “Competence Centers for Digital and Digitally Assisted Teaching in Schools and Further Education” focus primarily on STEM subjects (biology, chemistry, informatics, mathematics, physics and general knowledge), languages/society/the economy, music/art/sports and digital school development. LMU is involved in several projects across all four new competence centers and is spearheading a collaborative project on “Cooperation between teachers in the context of digital school development”.

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