We highly recommend that all participants study the criteria upon which both juries will assess the products and straighten the presentation to it.
In order to increase transparency and credibility, a jury of teachers will be assembled. They will carry out a pre-evaluation and assess the products differently from the jury of experts, judging them from the perspective of everyday practice in schools.
Products will not be presented to the jury of teachers (unlike the jury of experts). Two members of the jury of teachers will sit on the jury of experts. In comparison to the jury of experts, the jury of teachers will carry a one third influence over the final results.
We have introduced a protocol, which will be followed during the assessment of the products. This should offer more transparency and can be consulted for queries following an unsuccessful participation. We recommend that participants present their products to the jury of experts. Presentations must be no longer than 20 minutes and can be given in English or German. Teaching resources which are designed for the German-speaking world can of course be presented in German. We recommend that products designed for international use should be presented in English. The jury of experts will carry a two-thirds influence over the final results. The decisions of both juries are final.
According to your registration form details, the product entered will be placed according to its stated level and subject. After the pre-evaluation by the jury of teachers, the jury of experts will inspect the documentation of the product. Following your presentation, the jury of experts will then assess the product. This assessment will follow the criteria outlined in Section 3.4.
The requirement criteria will be applied according to the product. Products will in each case be placed into one of the three following categories:
All products in the three categories will be individually tested against four criteria of quality and their respective sub-categories, and will be assessed against product-specific test aspects. The four qualitative categories and their sub-categories form the basic framework and are:
These four qualitative categories cover basic requirements right up to special features, and are applied to the characteristics of the products. Enough points must be gained in each qualitative category in order to move onto the next one. If the product achieves enough points in each category the jury of experts verifies the value of innovation. A product is only innovative whether it contains the potential to change the world of learning in addition to fulfilling every qualitative element.
An end discussion, which will incorporate both the judgements of the expert jury and the jury of teachers, will lead to the final assessment. The jury of teachers carries a one third influence over the final result, the expert jury two thirds.
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