Rural AND Digital

 Digitalisation is one of the key words that pops up in every single school. Politics and society are jointly demanding the magic. But what is meant by it? Do we have the same understanding? While some immediately think of infrastructure & hardware, teachers and educators try to figure out what and how to implement it in the daily school life.

Where in a learning process can “something digital” be used? In which phase can “something digital” support the learning of a student?

There is not the one and only answer:
As educators in green, agricultural schools we have to learn from each other, listen to each other and ask.

As EUROPEA we can collect tools, make useful applications visible, share the experience and connect ideas, to develop something further, something rural AND digital.

Challenges in education meet challenges in the professional field

Vegan-orange-organic wines – are all of these just trends, hypes or are these suitable solutions for the future? What are the economic effects of climate change in viticulture? How can you improve green management in the vineyard to change to sustainable methods and techniques?

And what about the students? How can student exchange be promoted? Is teacher exchange also possible? Which topics can be discussed and developed in Erasmus+ projects?

A full program during the meeting of the wine schools in Krems on 2-5 November 2016. Deadline for registration is 31 May 2016, go to

Blogging – an ANGIE 2.0 adventure for trainers


The final project meeting of ANGIE 2.0 was a real adventure for trainers! Preparing tapas, dancing flamenco, discussing career planning, studying double-loop learning are only a few examples of the numerous workshops offered during the ANGIE 2.0 adventure. What participants experienced can be seen in the blogs that were written to reflect on the learning process.

Find the blogs here:

Austria I (DE) Austria II (DE)Denmark (DK)France (FR)Hungary (EN)Romania (EN), Spain (EN)Sweden (SE)The Netherlands I (NL), The Netherlands II (NL) 

Do learning environments change motivation?


Putting competence-based learning into practice requires not only a new curriculum but also an appropriate learning environment. During the Study Day on 4th December 2014 at University College of Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy Prof. Josef Leisen (Germany) showed the interaction of assignment, material and methods in order to create a product in the sense of activity-oriented learning.  Worth studying is the teach-learn-modell in order to provide challenge in the learning process. The website for further details on this model is in German.

Learning fields as concept for organising competence-based learning, join-up thinking in Green Pedagogy, school development processes and change management were addressed as well.

University College of Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy Vienna