Tuesday, March 30
3:00-3:15 PM
EDT
Room 5

Teachers’ Perspective on School Development at German Vocational Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brief Paper (Live Presentation) ID: 58352
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    Dirk Ifenthaler
    University of Mannheim
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    Jan Delcker
    University of Mannheim

Abstract: This paper focuses on the challenges of teachers at vocational schools with regard to the process of digitalisation in school development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the intrapersonal prerequisites for teaching with technology and the change in learning and teaching attitudes, preconditions concerning schools as part of a learning organisation are examined. A qualitative interview study including N = 18 participants was conducted to identify challenges for teachers, the role of school leadership, and cooperation between stakeholders. The main coping strategies proved to be a clear agenda by the school leadership in connection with reliable technological infrastructure and teachers willingness to use digital teaching methods.

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