Digital Media and German Schools Abroad

What media practices are unfolding in schools today? This study adopts a transnational perspective to explore how German Schools Abroad ("DAS") develop and implement digital educational projects. German Schools Abroad offer a unique combination of German and local educational practices, offering a specifically transnational perspective on educational technology. The selected schools in Bolivia, Singapore and the USA received awards from the Federal Foreign Office as part of the ‘Innovative Learning’ Initiative. Through classroom observations, interviews and focus groups, this study aims to gain insight into the ‘everyday’ media practices in schools, to reflect on central concepts in current debates on digital educational media, and to open up perspectives on how these media can be used in the future. Overall, the project engages in-depth with selected schools in order to draw broader conclusions about the opportunities and challenges of educational technology in today's schools.

Short tweets/stories from the field are regularly posted on the digDAS project website.


  • German Federal Foreign Office


  • August - December 2016



Simona Szakács-Behling

Media | Transformation

Branch Office B0.09
Phone: +49 531 59099-372
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project lead

Felicitas Macgilchrist

Head / Media | Transformation

Branch Office B0.18
Phone: +49 531 59099-283
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Annekatrin Bock

Media | Transformation

Branch Office B0.19
Phone: +49 531 59099-345
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