The education prize of BMBWF, OeAD and Ars Electronica
Any contemporary education system should teach young people how to actively organize their lives in a digitized world. Progressive digitization itself is in turn constantly creating new opportunities to create, test, and implement appropriate kinds of instruction to achieve this aim. It is precisely this changing education system that the BMBWF (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research), OeAD (Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalization), and Ars Electronica want to promote and is why they joined forces to launch the education award “Klasse! Lernen. Wir sind digital.” in September 2021. A total of 101 best-practice projects from all over Austria were submitted between November 17, 2021, and March 14, 2022, as part of the first open call. A jury has then awarded the best ten of them: 7 Honorary Mentions, 2 Awards of Distinction endowed with 5,000 Euros each, and the main prize endowed with 10,000 Euros.
In 2022, the Education Award was announced for the first time and the project presentation of all winners takes place at the Learning Center in the Kepler’s Garden. They are considered as flagship projects for the for the years to come in the Digital Basic Education Training in schools.
Award Winners Projects 2022:
Wir tun was für unsere Welt – Die 17 UN-Ziele, Schnittstelle:Werken, Yes, WE CAN!, „Code together“ – Von der virtuellen Welt in die Praxis, Cookie-Cutter, Digiday, Digitales Lernen – when homeschooling goes wrong, Eigene Spielkonsole mit Hilfe von Scratch bedienen, Forest in Change – International ESA-Action Group „Climate Detectives“, Labor Medienbildung – eTutor/innen – eKlassenordner/innen
Details about the winners projects: ars.electronica.art/klasselernen/