How do collaborations within the teaching staff and with external partners affect how innovative a school is? This question will be 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 the next three years in the project "CoMMIT".
The researchers will focus on different schools, including those that have been awarded the German School Award. Doing so, they examine 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 is to develop concepts, which support schools in establishing beneficial collaborations in their environment, in cooperation with the participating educational institutions.