A basic premise for the CHERISHED project to be effective in its goals, is to consider the challenges in the field, and the needs of the target groups. The project will develop a self- assessment tool, drawing on the principles in the FRAMEWORK (O1).
Increasing evidence points out that digital education policies are most successful when it is possible to ensure the teachers’ buy in, participation, engagement and, ownership of the process (Conrads, Rasmussen, Winters, Geniet, & Langer, 2017).
In this respect, it is essential to acquaint educators with the CHERISHED framework and integrate its concepts in their own practical theories about digital cultural teaching competence. O5 will produce an online self-assessment instrument, which will be available in the e-learning platform, and freely accessible in the partner languages. The tool is drawing on the specifications of the «Check-In» self-reflection tool for the DigCompEdu Framework for Educators’ Digital Competences, to develop a tool specific to CHERISHED project requirements.
The self-assessment Framework will be translated into partners’ languages and will be available to access on the E-learning platform. Practical application of the self-assessment tool, will be pursued through the participating teachers in the training and pilot phase as described above, whereas it is expected that the tool can be used for implementation across different country contexts, in secondary education. Moreover, it will be presented during the dissemination workshops and final conference (multiplier events) which will take place in the partner counties, and in the teacher training (learning activity), which will take place in Cyprus.