O3: Creation of Toolkit

O3: Co-Creation and Development of a Toolkit to facilitate Blended Teaching and Learning in Schools

Building upon the findings from Outputs 1 and 2, this particular output focuses on the Co-Creation and Development of a comprehensive Toolkit intended to support and enhance Blended Teaching and Learning practices in schools. Facilitated by PDST TiE, in close collaboration with school personnel and students from the Case Study Schools, the aim is to create and pilot a toolkit that offers detailed guidelines and a range of tools for various stakeholders, including school leaders, school inspectors, support agencies, and teachers, to effectively implement blended learning within the context of intercultural education.

The development process of the toolkit will involve a participatory approach, ensuring the active involvement of relevant stakeholders. School personnel, particularly teachers and leaders, will contribute their expertise and insights, drawing from their experiences and understanding of the interplay between blended learning and intercultural education. Similarly, students from the Case Study Schools will offer their valuable perspectives, providing an essential voice in shaping the toolkit’s content and usability.

The toolkit itself will encompass a comprehensive set of resources and practical strategies to enable schools to navigate the complexities of blended learning. It will provide step-by-step guidance on designing, implementing, and evaluating blended learning initiatives within an intercultural education framework. The aim is to offer practical solutions and innovative approaches that can effectively address the challenges faced by educators and leaders in promoting cultural responsiveness and inclusivity in the blended learning environment.

Elements of Innovation

This output is innovative in not only providing a toolkit for the development of blended learning in schools but doing this in a way that takes account of cultural differences between schools and within schools. Using co-creation as the research development process, it will be the first time that the development of a blended learning toolkit has been created with teachers at the core of the design and piloting process.
By way of explanation, this new concept demands new approaches, new identities and new competencies therefore, a strong and sustainable toolkit ensures its effective implementation.