Digital and post-migrant transformation of systems
When it comes to adapting digital media, Germany lags far behind - even compared to financially weak countries. The X-School is committed to being at the forefront of technological development.
For institutions concerned with preparing children for the future, schools are surprisingly reluctant to embrace the new. While the world around AI, VR, robotics and Web3 is on the rise, schools are still discussing Wi-fi and tablets.
When it comes to adapting digital media, Germany lags far behind - even compared to socio-economically weaker countries.
The X-School is committed to being at the forefront of technological development. Our motto is ‘We embrace technology, and we use it with the right mindset.’
To this end, the X-Lab works with a network of companies and experts from the tech industry to keep the latest developments on the radar and check their suitability in the education system.
Our stance on this is:
Technology in education should be like air - invisible, indispensable and ever-present.
Schools should not ask ‘How can I use the tool?’ but rather ‘What do I want to achieve?’ and ‘Is there an appropriate tool for that?’ Students start every project with a goal, a motivation, and a deeper “why.” This framework is not grounded in the technology itself but serves a personal sense of purpose. Technology is a means to an end.
The task of the school is to teach the responsible and effective use of technology. To do this, it must make a clear distinction between passive media consumers and active, creative, and self-determined producers.
Digital transformation of systems in X-School means:
Equipment: The school's equipment equips teachers and students to use the latest technology in the classroom.
Learning content: Student education includes top-level technical digital skills.
Learning materials: In order to embark on individual learning journeys (learning time), students need learning materials which always offer digitally.
Management: The school organizes its daily school life internally and externally using modern digital platforms where all avenues converge.
Essence: Digital transformation transcends the use of digital media, but the internalization of networked thinking. The ideas and possibilities behind technology are incorporated into the X-School's mindset and set-up.
Analogously, we need a post-migrant transformation of all systems. Many children do not have the privilege of experiencing differentiated, positive representations of their history, language, culture, appearance, sexuality, social class, and religion, either in school, mainstream media, and other classical cultural institutions. What is it like for a student to associate his type of person in social discourses only with crime, rap, sports, flight, and poverty? What if he naturally perceives his type in learning materials as a doctor, professor, lawyer, etc.? What is it like for a student if the assignments in Math, the reading in German, the pictures in art, the composers in music - simply all learning materials consistently contain no representations of people with whom she can intuitively identify? How would she feel if she could read books by female authors that depict her world, her perspective, read names that sound like hers, see pictures that depict people who look like her - and who belong quite naturally in all parts of society? Invisible pedestals are created on which only a tiny part of humanity stands. Such absent or inferiorly constructed representations have a profound effect on the collective self-image of marginalized societal groups.
School from a post-migrant perspective must ensure a differentiated, positive visibility of minorities and their cultures, customs, celebrations, languages and subcultures in all its learning systems (learning materials, library, assignments, digital images, etc.).