For more than 20 years, international comparative studies have regularly shown that many school students in Europe do not have the key basic skills they need to participate fully in society. The guiding principle of the E-ADAPT project is therefore the ideal of adaptive teaching that supports all students equally to reach their full potential. Other European countries, such as Finland or Estonia, are far ahead of Germany in consistently introducing and researching adaptive settings.
In the collaborative project E-ADAPT, funded by the BMBF (or by the Jacobs Foundation for the Swiss partners), the implementation of adaptive teaching is seen as a joint European project in which about three dozen partners from research and practice from seven European countries work together across disciplines and international borders. The goals of the project are (1) to develop standards of excellence for the cooperation between researchers and educational administrations, (2) to establish a European research network on adaptive teaching, and (3) to initiate intensive exchange with policy-makers and the interested public via digital channels and in town hall meetings.