Partners - Digitalisering och lärande
RISE experts within lifelong learning has an established partnership with nine local education authorities in the education sector. A long-term collaboration in applied research and development in the field of digitisation and learning.
City of Västervik
The Children and Education Administration in the City of Västervik comprises around 1700 children in preschool, 3000 students in primary school, 1100 upper secondary school students and about 650 students in adult education. Västerviks gymnasium offers ten national programs, three programs within the special-needs upper secondary school, and four specialisations in the introductory programs.
For the moment, only upper secondary school is taking part in the partnership. In the future, primary and secondary school will also take part.
The partnership gives opportunities for several development opportunities for the upper secondary school. We get a network for pedagogical exchange between teachers and between school leaders. We can also take part in competence development initiatives and in applied research and testbeds that reach right into the classroom.
The City of Västervik wants to be a public school owner that is at the forefront of digitalisation and learning.
NTI Gymnasiet has secondary schools all over Sweden, with a focus on technology, science and innovation. The digitalisation of society creates both new opportunities and challenges in all industries. Our mission is to provide our students, regardless of programme, digital excellence, and further technical knowledge.
We create environments, methods, forums and collaborations that help our students to understand today’s changing world. We have modernly equipped lab rooms and Makerspaces, VR/AR labs and other innovative environments. They provide the students with essential components based on the skills required and which harmonise with our motto that “Tomorrow’s innovations start here”.
We want to give our students the most relevant education possible. The partnership allows us to develop new knowledge, test products, processes and systems. We also gain access to external analysis and take part in research in collaboration together with experts.
We developed our maker spaces, where students can take their ideas and designs from drawing to reality, in collaboration with RISE. Continuing education of our teachers with the help of master classes developed by RISE is a further example of how the partnership promotes teaching and learning. Ultimately, everything we do is about preparing our students for a digitalised future, contributing to a better school and to lifelong learning.
Stadsmissionens skolstiftelse is an idea-driven organization that educates young people and adults in the Mälardalen area. We conduct adult education at Stadsmissionens folkhögskola and Stadsmissionens Yrkeshögskola, and upper secondary education at Grillska Gymnasiet and Grillska Gymnasiesärskolan.
With around 3,000 students, Stadsmissionens skolstiftelse is one of Sweden’s largest independent, idea-driven school organizations. Stockholms Stadsmission (Stockholm City Mission) has been running schools since 1857. Our leading idea is that education makes a difference. Education prevents exclusion and strengthens belief in oneself and one’s own abilities.
As the schools are run as a foundation, we distribute no profit. The school fees are instead invested in our business. We are driven by the vision of a school for a more humane society. Students gain the knowledge and power to make a difference for themselves, others, and our society.
The partnership with RISE and the other school owners is a way to receive more significant support and broaden the perspectives on innovation and digital learning. It can be seen as a kind of collaborative learning for school owners.
It is often difficult at the school owner level to exchange experiences with others in the same business. That is why we need to be part of the cooperation within the partnership framework. There is a sense of security in collaborating with RISE, as they base the entire business on a scientific ground.
Competitive intelligence is also of great value, as it would be difficult for us to carry out this kind of analysis on our own. The partnership also has a central role in the development of teachers’ competences, for example, master classes in various areas. Stadsmissionens skolstiftelse also takes part in the project IoT-hubb skola.
City of Falköping
The Children and Education Administration and our sister administration The Competence and Working Life Administration represents 19 preschools, 15 primary schools, one upper secondary school and one adult education. In Falköping there are approximately 33,000 inhabitants and 6,100 students.
The partnership is a strength in our work to take advantage of digitalisation opportunities and better meet our preschools and schools’ challenges. The partnership gives us the opportunity to learn from other school owners and to find better solutions to our challenges.
The project IoT-hubb skola, gives us an opportunity to learn what the Internet of Things can offer the education system.
City of Kungsbacka
Kungsbacka is a city that is a part of two regions, has around 85,000 inhabitants and is growing rapidly. It is characterized by large influxes, low average age and well-educated inhabitants. There are many small and medium-sized companies and only a few heavy industries, many works in neighbouring cities and the unemployment level is low. A majority live in villas, and the city council has a bourgeois majority.
The Pre-School, Primary and Secondary School Administration has been part of the partnership with RISE for almost four years. The municipal primary and secondary schools have over 2 500 employees.
We hope to gain new knowledge at an overall level, test products and systems, and gain access to research and competitive intelligence. We are particularly pleased that the partnership makes it possible to take part in different applied research projects. At present, we are the project owner of IoT-hubb Skola, which is financed by the national innovation agency Vinnova. We also take part in the project Hållbar skolmat, which is about sustainable food in school.
In our schools, all pupils can develop their full capacity in a creative environment. Everyone leave school with excellent skills, good self-esteem and strong faith in the future. We also offer activities that engage, inspire, and enrich life. Lifelong learning is a self-evident and natural part of life.
The City of Kungsbacka aim to face challenges with courage, innovation and by cooperating with others. We solve our mission innovatively in a way that exceeds the inhabitants’ expectations and serves as a role model for other school owners.
City of Skellefteå
Skellefteå is right now in the middle of an exciting development as there are significant business community investments going on, which also means a growing population. The Education and Labor Market Administration in the City of Skellefteå comprises about 3,200 children in preschool, 7,800 students in primary and secondary school, 2,600 upper secondary school students and approximately 2,000 students in adult education.
We face major challenges in meeting the needs for skills supply and administration. Education and the labour market have a central role in coping with the changes that are taking place. An important part is to use digitalisation opportunities to meet the requirements and contribute to equal possibilities for an education in the top class. Therefore, we need to be part of the RISE partnerships. It allows us to collaborate with other school owners to realise the national digitalisation strategy and further develop a strategic approach to digitalisation in innovation management and quality management.
We hope that the partnership will lead to long-term collaboration opportunities for the development and use of IoT and AI that meet the needs of the education sector. We take part in the projects IoT-hubb skola and Robbit and in master classes.
City of Lidingö
The Learning and Culture Administration in the City of Lidingö handles all kinds of education within the municipality, from preschool to adult education, and also culture, leisure and sports activities.
We base our participation in the partnership on the management team’s desire to find alternative research collaboration. Previously, there were requests for lecturer positions in our schools, but we discovered a greater need to be included as an organisation in a research context. Our conclusion is that the partnership has more significant effects on the entire organisation’s learning and development.
We take part with all educational activities from preschool to adult education. Today we are active partners in IoT-hubb skola, Matsvinn and Robbit.
Previously, the partnership involved a lot of learning and development of projects. We have many employees who have taken part in Master classes and other continuing education opportunities. Soon, we plan to rebuild the partnership to include further development of the entire municipal organisation.
City of Eskilstuna
Municipal upper secondary school in Eskilstuna currently comprises three large schools with 3,500 students in 16 national programmes, introductory programmes and upper secondary special schools. The distribution of students is very similar to the average national distribution of students: half of them are in college preparatory programs, one third in vocational programmes and the rest study an introductory programme.
We are part of the partnership with RISE since 2018 and see significant opportunities to take part in this network. These are different activities started by RISE, but it is also important to share experiences with other partnership members. There is a lot of excitement in our partnership activities around the country regarding digitalisation in schools. We also see advantages in establishing networks for development projects between different school owners.
We have taken part in various activities during the partnership: Partnership meetings both physically and digitally, master classes for lead teachers and STEM teachers, the IoT network, data-driven school development with the support of AI, and several other exciting initiatives. We look forward to a continued fruitful cooperation.
Rytmus ;musikgymnasium is part of the Academedia group and is Sweden’s largest music secondary school. Together with other creative education providers within Academedia, we form Kreativa gymnasieområdet (the creative upper secondary school area). Our schools focus on creative education, which mostly means the aesthetic programme and the technology programme.
All activities in the creative secondary school area aim to conduct education at the forefront. It is our firm belief that this is not possible without scouting the world and collaborating with others. Our primary goal with the partnership is to expand our knowledge of digitalisation and learning.
The partnership has been an excellent example of how development and exchange occur best when you put the form of school ownership aside, and let public and private school owners work together. Add to those elements of research and industry, and we have a foundation that guarantees skills development and increased perspective.
We hope that the partnership will continue to drive educational development at our schools. We also hope to use RISE competencies that traditionally do not operate within the school and make our education more relevant for both the students and their future employers.