A broad alliance from politics, industry, academia, and society advocates for a mutual and comprehensive understanding of education in the digital world. The German Society for Informatics (Gesellschaft für Informatik – GI) launched a charter to this effect on 14 August. The charter, which eco has also signed, expresses the mutual understanding of the signatories of education in a world shaped by digitalization. Its goal is the communication of three perspectives in the digitally interconnected society:
- From the user perspective: How do I use it?
- From the technical perspective: How does it work?
- From the socio-cultural perspective: What impact does it have on me and my society?
A mutual and contemporary understanding of education in the digital world is essential for a constructive socio-political discussion on education above and beyond the limitations of party politics and personal interest: “A world shaped by automation, digitalization, and interconnection requires a comprehensive understanding of education which incorporates technical, socio-cultural, and user perspectives equally. To do justice to this understanding, there must be a shared effort by politics, industry, academia, and society,” says eco Managing Director Alexander Rabe.
The paper deliberately does not contain political demands or positions, but rather the charter brings together the diverse interest groups to initiate a constructive socio-political discussion on education, beyond the bounds of parties and associations.