*** EU 2017 - What are the Digital Competences Educators really need? As programmes focusing on students' digital competence are taking off, the call for equipping teachers – or more generally: educators at all levels – with digital skills is getting louder.
But what are the digital competences educators need to have? Are we talking about dealing with digital devices or compiling digital learning resources? Are we talking about technical skills or pedagogical competences? What is it that makes an educator – as educator – digitally competent? The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) intends to answer these questions. Therefore, the DigCompEdu framework considers six areas of professional activity and describes how digital competence is expressed in each of them. Once completed, this framework will help to guide policy making and the definition of teacher training curricula and courses across the EU. You are not convinced?
Now is the time to speak up! This framework is not yet finalised. *** EU 2017 DigcompEdu leaflet. *** EU 2016 The European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (short) *** EU 2016 DigComp 2.0: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, Update Phase 1: the Conceptual Reference Model. - EU Science Hub. *** EU 2016 DigComp 2.0: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (JRC101254 ) UNESCO THE FUTURES OF LEARNING 1: WHY MUST LEARNING CONTENT AND METHODS CHANGE IN THE 21 st CENTURY? (2015) *** UNESCO THE FUTURES OF LEARNING 2: WHAT KIND OF LEARNING FOR THE 21st CENTURY? (2015) *** UNESCO THE FUTURES OF LEARNING 3: WHAT KIND OF PEDAGOGIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY? (2015) UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Curriculum and Competency Framework for Teachers (2011) UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (2011) *** World Economic Forum: New Vision for Education Report 2015.
*** World Economic Forum: New Vision for Education Report 2015, page 16: 21st-Century Skills. EU Transversal Skills Frameworks (Status 2016, work in progress) Transversal skills frameworks: digital competences/skills frameworks general frameworks of 21th century skills national key skills frameworks IPTS developed a DIGCOM framework in 2013 ( and proposed a framework for digital competence for all citizen - various aspects of digital competence by listing 21 competences and describing them in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
The areas of digital competence can be summarised as follows: Information: identify, locate, retrieve, store, organise and analyse digital information, judging its relevance and purpose. Communication: communicate in digital environments, share resources through online tools, link with others and collaborate through digital tools, interact with and participate in communities and networks, cross cultural awareness. Safety: personal protection, data protection, digital identity protection, security measures, safe and sustainable use. EU What is digital competence, Ilomäki, L., Kantosalo, A., & Lakkala, M. (2011) *** EU Innovating Teaching and Learning Practices: Key elements for developing Creative Classrooms in Europe (2012) EU Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (2007) EU Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union - Empfehlung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 18. Dezember 2006 zu Schlüsselkompetenzen für Lebensbegleitendes Lernen.
EU DIGCOMP (2013): A Framework for Developing and Understanding Digital Competence in Europe, 2013, JRC83167. EU Digital Literacies and eCompetence ISSUE 38 0 (2014) Digitale Kompetenz. EU Digitale Medien und Neue Technologien - Toolkit. EU Digitale Kompetenzen - Raster zur Selbstbeurteilung (2015, *** EU Key Competences for Lifelong Learning – A European Framework (2007) Alberta, Canada: Competencies Overview (2016) Competencies are an interrelated set of attitudes, skills and knowledge that are drawn upon and applied to real world contexts.
Students are the artists, scientists, thinkers, innovators and leaders of the future. They will be tasked with solving the problems of today, while imagining and creating a new tomorrow. Competencies are critical for equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they will need to successfully navigate their personal journeys in learning, living and working. Students use and develop competencies when they encounter unfamiliar or challenging situations. Competencies help students draw and build upon what they know, how they think and what they can do.
Finland: Digital Literacies in the New Finnish National Core Curriculum (2015) Finland: Curriculum In Finland, Jorma Kauppinen (2016) Malta: Green Paper: Digital Literacy 21st Century Competencies for Our Age: The Digital Age (2015) New Zealand: Transversal Competencies in the 21st Century School Curricula (2016) New Zealand: Transversal Competencies in the 21st Century School Curricula (2016)
Spain: Digital Competences of Teachers (2013) Spain: Borrador Marco Común de Competencia Digital Docente (2013) Spain: Common Framework for Digital Competence of Teachers (2013) INTEF launches the English version of the Common Framework for Digital Competence of Teachers: Before explaining the reasons why INTEF has decided to translate the Framework into English, it might be convenient to go back in time and walk back the journey that has been made up to now.
Although the reasons for compiling a Common Framework for Digital Competence of Teachers have already been published in this blog in February 2014, after the public presentation of the first draft of the framework, it is important to remember now why this project was launched back in 2012: Why a Common Framework for Digital Competence of Teachers? Goals By compiling this Common Framework, the following goals were to be achieved: Having set a clear list of goals from the very beginning, three lines of action are established, on which INTEF has been working over the last four years: Spain: Country Report 2015. UK: JISC Developing digital literacies (2014)
Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities. What it means to be digitally literate changes over time and across contexts, so digital literacies are essentially a set of academic and professional situated practices supported by diverse and changing technologies. This definition quoted above can be used as a starting point to explore what key digital literacies are in a particular context eg university, college, service, department, subject area or professional environment. Germany: Thema 2016 Bildung in der digitalen Welt.
Die zunehmende Digitalisierung aller Lebensbereiche führt zu einem stetigen Wandel des Alltags der Menschen.
Digitale Medien, Werkzeuge und Kommunikationsplattformen verändern nicht nur Kommunikations- und Arbeitsabläufe, sondern erlauben auch neue schöpferische Prozesse und damit neue mediale Wirklichkeiten. Welche digitalen Kompetenzen müssen junge Menschen in Schule, Ausbildung und Studium heute und in Zukunft erwerben, um ihr berufliches und soziales Leben gestalten zu können? Antworten darauf und weitere Herausforderungen gibt die Kultusministerkonferenz in ihrer Strategie „Bildung in der digitalen Welt“, die am 8.
Germany: Bildung digitale Welt (2016) Germany: Entwurf KMK Strategie Bildung in der digitalen Welt (2016) Educatorstechnology.com: A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills (2014) July 16, 2014 While searching for some resources on a paper and writing on the 21st century learning skills I came across this skills checklist created by the university of UToledo.
This checklist is meant to help students build powerful resumes outlining all the skills they master. I spent some time going through the components of this sheet and found it really sharing with you here. You can use this sheet with your students as an explanatory guide of some of the important skills ( I said some because some other important skills particularly those related to digital citizenship and digital literacy are missing) they need to work. Below is a round-up of the 9 most important skills which I selected from the entire list. You can access this list from this link. Teachthought: Three Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student (2013) Thinking in the 21st century is just different.
That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens. But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than the 18th or 20th, the 21st century is different than the one before, or that the one that will come after. punyamishra.com recently released the following graphic that I thought was interesting, mainly in that it identified knowledge types for modern learning, settling on Foundational, Humanistic, and Meta Knowledge. 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student 1. MentoringMinds.com: Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers (2013)
As we venture into the 21st century, we as a society, are faced with more innovation and challenge than ever before.
We now live in an interconnected world, where the Internet and global communications are simultaneously uniting and isolating us as a society. How do we raise critical thinkers to best face the challenges that face our modern society? What changes in education methods should be implemented to create a better learning environment for these budding minds? Check out this great infographic by Mentoring Minds to find out! Click here to download an 11X17 version of the "Developing 21st-Century Critical Thinkers" infographic. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Edudemic: The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future. Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014.
We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins. Education has traditionally focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. However, as the ever increasing pace of technological innovation drives changes in the world, educators must re-evaluate whether the skills they teach truly provide their students with the best opportunities to succeed in school, the workforce, and in life overall. This naturally leads to the question of what those skills are or will be, and while there are other excellent suggestions out there, Pearson’s 2014 edition of “The Learning Curve” report lists the 8 skills below as those most necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
Harold Jarche: Network Era Competencies for Learning & Working (2015) Howard Rheingold: Net Smart, MIT Press, 2012. “The social media landscape changes quicker than you can say 'future shock.' As soon as you think you've mastered one network, another pops up, demanding its share of time and attention. Thank goodness, then, for Howard Rheingold. He has identified the skills—simultaneously old-fashioned and cutting-edge—that not only will help you thrive in this tumultuous world, but also help you shape social media into a force for good. Net Smart is a lifeboat for people who want to participate in new technologies without drowning in the flood.” —Daniel H. “A desperately needed and wonderfully written guide to being literate in today’s digital, always-on world.
“Once again, Howard Rheingold has found a way of journeying into the future and coming back with gold. “Education today is woefully inadequate. Henry Jenkins et al: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture (2009)
From my point of view, it's one of the foundation works. – hjstenger