How do collaborations within the teaching staff and with external partners affect how innovative a school is? This question was pursued by Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter from the University of Potsdam together with Prof. Dr. Cornelia Gräsel and Dr. Ulrike Hartmann from the University of Wuppertal during three years in the project "CoMMIT".
The researchers focused on different schools, including those that have been awarded the German School Award. Doing so, they examined the role that collaboration can play in dealing with challenges in an innovative way, in light of various framing conditions (such as a challenging social environment). Overall, the researchs’ aim was to develop concepts, which support schools in establishing beneficial collaborations in their environment, in cooperation with the participating educational institutions.