KIVITSISA means ”let’s lift”. Behind the project are all five municipalities of Greenland. The goal is to raise the level in the Greenlandic primary school significantly. To do so, a new educational approach and new ways of cooperating using iPads as the primary tool, is the way. The implementation will happen in phases over the coming years, until all primary schools in the country are included.
Every single school receives iPads, targeted support and educational skills for the teacher and school leaders, when each school starts. The lift happens in all five municipalities in the country. This is the first time, the municipalities collaborate with the same strategic objectives in a joint effort for the primary school.
For the students, this means that the everyday life in school changes. With the new approach to teaching, the schools work towards learning-processes, where the students will be more active. The students must investigate, experiment, play and learn. They must work together to produce, create and communicate knowledge. These processes are what the introduction of iPads will be supporting.
The students can gather knowledge and insights, both locally and globally. This knowledge, they will be able to process and communicate through movies, animations, pictures, sound and texts. They will be tasked with finding solutions to real world problems. In this way, the education will be oriented towards what is outside of the classroom and will be focused on the society and the world around us.
iPads for all students and teachers, and better internet access at the schools, opens up a whole new range of educational and professional possibilities. The digital opportunities support a new approach to the students’ learning, and opens the doors to a national learning-room, where the teachers in the South can get a professional sparring from colleagues in the North.
Teachers from all over the country can work even closer together to develop better curriculum for the students and help each other to find new possibilities. They can even teach each other’s students through the use of distance learning. It’s all about finding good educational approaches and didactic solutions while taking advantage of the new digital possibilities.