Work, Technology and Participation

No Teachers Left Behind (NoTeLeB)

project description

The professional digital qualification (PDC) of teachers has so far received little attention and systematic support. The NOTELEB project was created to give a boost to teacher training here. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic further underlined the importance of the project approach.


Project goals:

  1. Addressing skill gaps among teacher educators by supporting and contributing to the development of their PDC.

  2. Contribute to the modernization of teacher education by promoting technology-enhanced teaching methods and tools by linking the development of PDC with research, innovation and work-related informal learning.

To achieve the first goal, we will develop, implement and evaluate an innovative, multi-module model for the development of PDC for teacher educators (TE). Our definition of PDC is based on the TPACK model (Technological-Pedagogical-Content-Knowledge) by Mishra and Kohler (2006) and the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu).

Our work towards the second project goal builds on this basic idea. Based on their analysis, the technical working group on teacher professional development at EDUsummIT 2011 (Twinnings et al., 2013) concluded that practice research and related approaches such as action research, design-based research and action learning are appropriate to address the main characteristics of effective professional development and that shared reflective practice is a way to meet professional learning needs. In addition, NOTELEB will support the lifelong learning of teacher educators in the context of their work with children and young people through continuous professional development. Finally, the focus of the work to achieve the goals is the development and testing of a pedagogical digital toolkit.


  1. A PDC model for teacher education.

  2. A pedagogical digital toolkit for teachers.

  3. A main video and interactive video materials on PDC development in teacher education.

  4. Online, module-based NOTELEB course on the development of PDCs in adult education

Follow up case studies:

The implementation of the PDC model will be documented and evaluated in a follow-up study comprising five case studies, one from each partner institute.

final conference:

The final conference will take place on June 12-13, 2023 at the University of Stavanger in Norway. Click here for the flyer.

project team

Dr. Melanie Stilz & Daniel Gampp

Funded by

Erasmus+ KA2 project

09/01/2020 to 08/31/2023

project partner

  • University of Stavanger, Norway (coordinator)
  • University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.


Cool and Useful Digital Tools for Teaching. Making and Learning Spaces in (Higher) Education!

Project website:

Results documentation of the project:

Social media:
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