R4C proposes School Innovation Model that defines the specific elements to depict innovation in schools (based on the SELFIE and OSOS-SRT indicators), as well as additional relevant indicators and metrics for measuring it based on holistic collection of educational data (e.g. teachers and students involvement in communities of practice, school generated contents and initiatives, students interest and motivation).
The design of the School Innovation Model adopts a holistic conceptualization of school innovation. It builds on the concept of e-Maturity and School Openness and extend it to incorporate the competences and/or professional identity of the teaching staff regarding a) to the use of ICT and b) the adoption of an open culture in their practice. A state-of-the-art systematic literature review and analysis of existing e-Maturity and School Openness frameworks was performed so as to formulate a detailed set of School Innovation elements. The project team has continuous interactions with a) the Joint Research Centre of the European Union which holds a major role in implementing the SELFIE tool to European Schools, b) the European Education Policy Network, the ERASMUS+ European Policy Network on Teachers and School Leadership and c) the ET 2020 Working Group on Digital Education: Learning, Teaching and Assessment to harmonize the project approach and plans to the EU policies and agenda in the field. The School Innovation Model defines the specific elements to depict innovation in schools, as well as the relevant indicators and metrics for measuring it based on holistic collection of educational data.