Within the framework of the Education Reform, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport - Mikheil Batiashvili together with Nika Doborjginidze - the head of the Technologies and Innovations Group of the Ministry and the IT expert Sandro Asatiani, have presented the innovation projects that are planned within the forthcoming education reform.
The "New School Model" implies setting up an educational environment that will enable all teenagers to realize their own potential and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed overcome the challenges in the XXI century.
According to the Minister, during the first phase of the reform, computer classes will be renewed at 50 schools and will be equipped with the Wi-Fi. Innovative approaches and technologies for teachers and students alike will be an opportunity to develop necessary skills. Digital instruments will be used in educational process for the acquisition of knowledge, and the storage and exchange of information. Teachers will also create electronic learning resources.
Digital Education Resources will be implemented in academic process with active cooperation with Microsoft and Tallinn University. Teachers and students will be provided with e-resources to facilitate the exchange of information, to organize their own communication channels, dissemination of information, and the effective use of electronic educational resources in the learning process. In the age of information and technology, special importance is given to the development of media education in children.
According to Sandro Asatiani, training lessons will be introduced in the educational process as an additional educational resource. Interested speakers will conduct online lecture cycles: "Conversations to the future", which will focus on developing critical and algorithmic thinking in students, enhancing creativity in learning and enhancing mathematical and algorithmic skills.