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Leeftijdsgericht mediaonderricht

Dankzij een samenwerking van het internationale netwerk van Steiner- en Waldorfscholen (ECSWE en IASWECE) met andere organisaties zoals Learning for Wellbeing, the Alliance for Childhood en Eliant zijn er amendementen aanvaard van twee paragrafen uit de European Parliament resolution of 14 September 2017 on a new skills agenda for Europe. Dit is en belangrijke verwezenlijking. Het gaat om de hieronder in het citaat onderstreepte passages.

91.  Insists on the need to incorporate new technologies in the teaching and learning process as well as to facilitate education through hands-on and real-life experiences, taking into account age-appropriate ICT and media curricula, that respect child development and wellbeing, and that provides early guidance in the responsible use of technology and fosters critical thinking in order to equip people with the right set of skills, competences and knowledge, and to ensure the development of the full range of digital skills that individuals and companies need in an increasingly digital economy; recalls the need to encourage girls and young women to pursue ICT studies;

94.  Welcomes the Commission’s proposal to urge Member States to draw up comprehensive national strategies for digital skills with special attention being paid to closing the digital divide, in particular for older persons; points out however that in order for these strategies to be effective, there is a need to ensure lifelong learning opportunities for educational staff, strong pedagogical leadership and innovation at all levels of education, tailored to each level, that is based on a clear vision for an age-and development-appropriate media pedagogy, as well as initial and continuous teacher training and upskilling and an exchange of best practices;

De verwijzingen in deze invloedrijke Europese resolutie naar een ICT en media curriculum dat rekening houdt met een leeftijdsgerichte ontwikkeling kan gebruikt worden om er ook in iedere nationale staat bewustzijn voor te creëren. Dit biedt kansen voor het verdedigen van de principes van de steinerpedagogie op dit gebied.