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22 – 24, 2023

Pre-Conference Workshop A2

Making the Digital Transformation? Redesign the School!

Date Wednesday, Nov 23  Time   –    Room Charlottenburg I   Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Frank van den Ende

Frank van den Ende

Innovation Manager, Gilde Opleidingen, Netherlands

For decades we have been trying to give technology a solid place in our classrooms. But in many cases, this didn’t lead to a digital transformation of our education. Most of the time technology is only being added as an extra tool for teachers.

But what if we'd really want to make the digital transformation and include technology at the core of our education? We should stop treating it as an add-on to our traditional education and start from scratch by redesigning the school.

In this half-day workshop, we'll make a start with your redesign. Together with other participants in this workshop, you will go through the different phases of the redesign process. In mixed groups, you will share your experiences and thoughts, and enrich your view with the views of others, while working on hands-on steps.


We will start with the roots, defining the social function of the school. How do you want to position the school in today's society, and how do we involve the immediate environment and technology in this?

Next, we'll try to define learning. How do people learn? How does our brain process new information, and how do different learning theories relate to the use of technology?

After this, we'll have a look at how we organise the learning of our students, for example, in time. How can we design a learning environment that matches our vision of learning? Which roles do information technology systems play in this? How can we make our learning visible?

After the organisation of our learning, it's time for the execution of teaching. Here we look mainly at the role that teachers and students play in education. How can they learn from and with each other based on the use of activating didactics, feedback, and digital tools?

To conclude, we are going to focus on the implementation of the ideas. How do you ensure that you can share the insights gained in this workshop with your colleagues in a way that they can be implemented?

This half-day workshop is a rollercoaster ride which will include hands-on steps that you can also use in your own daily practice back home. So make sure to fasten up your seatbelts and come along for the ride!


  • Learn a step-by-step approach on how to redesign your school and include technology at the core of your educational design.
  • Obtain a first draft of a redesign with technology at the core of the design.
  • Get insights into experiences and views of other participants who attend this workshop.


  • 14:00-14:10 Welcome and group forming
  • 14:10-14:40 The roots: The position of the school in society
  • 14:40-15:00 Definition of learning: How do the different learning theories relate to each other
  • 15:00-15:30 Organisation of learning: How can online and offline learning reinforce each other? And how do you organise this?
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-16:30 Execution of learning: How can technology enhance learning by looking at our roots and definition of learning? What do we do in the physical and the online classroom?
  • 16:30-16:50 Implementation: How can we implement this in our school? Where to start? Who to include?
  • 16:50-17:00 Round up & evaluation


This workshop is interesting for everyone who is interested in educational design. Mainly from the sectors of workplace learning and training, education and research,  NGOs and Civil Society.

This workshop is suitable for anybody. An intermediate level according to educational terminology is helpful, but not a must. During the workshop, all terminology will be explained in an understandable way if desired.