On Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October, researchers and project managers from the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy were joining the kickoff meeting of the European Project DICHE - Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education in the light of 21st century learning.
Loughborough University was hosting the first transnational meeting and was also in charge of leading the research activity for the next five months, in cooperation with the University of Roma Tre (Italy).
During the kickoff meeting each partner gave an introduction on their specific role in the DICHE project, there was a discussion on 21st century learning and the research questions of the different partners were gathered to draft the common research agenda for the DICHE project.
The research agenda addresses pending academic issues related to innovation and integration of digital resources and opportunities in cultural and heritage education and serves as a theoretical basis for the partnership of this project, both during the project and for the continuation afterwards.
Elements of the common research agenda are:
- Possibilities offered by cultural and heritage education for the enhancement of twenty-first century learning skills;
- Potential role of digital resources in cultural and heritage education, within the context of twenty-first century learning;
- Pending research questions on digital resources and methods in cultural and heritage education;
- Overview of the state of the art.
Given these questions, the agenda is relevant to external parties performing research on digital integration and innovation in the classroom, on cultural and heritage education, and on 21st century learning.