Policy Roadmap to European Policies for Living-Lab-Based Open Schooling

[...] * Lack of Qualified Teachers. Innovative living-lab based open schooling initiatives require teachers who are digitally competent, and who are skilled in managing projects and partnerships with community actors. In 2020, 33% of teachers across the EU were more than 50 years old. Facilitating the entry of digitally adept young professionals into teaching and upskilling of the existing workforce are a crucial policy challenge.
Vasileios Liakopoulos
The development of digital competencies and project management skills should be the main focus of teacher education and professional development programs, which policymakers should prioritize. Incentives and opportunities must be created to attract young people into the teaching field, including competitive pay, adaptable work schedules, and opportunities for career advancement.
Vasileios Liakopoulos, 04/05/2023 10:47