Digital literacy of vocational school teachers

Autorinnen und Autoren Alberto Cattaneo, Martina Rauseo, Chiara Antonietti, Martin Dobricki, Amélie Deschenaux
Institution(en) Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training EHB-IFFP-IUFFP
Zeitpunkt(e)/Zeitraum der Erhebung(en) ongoing study
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Vocational training


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In recent years, while digitalisation has played an increasingly important role in education, teachers have not always been able to use digital technology to the desired extent. International reports indicate that teachers lack the digital skills needed to effectively and efficiently integrate educational technologies in the classroom (OECD, 2014). Many experts are therefore of the opinion that improving the digital literacy of teachers is an essential first step towards integrating digital technology in education systems (e.g. SERI, 2017; Swiss Confederation, 2018).
However, there is not enough data at national level to adequately ascertain the real level of digital literacy of teachers, particularly for those working at vocational schools.
In order to gain a clear overview of the situation and ensure targeted efforts to promote digital technology in vocational schools, the project will be structured as follows:
1. assessment of the current level of digital literacy of vocational school teachers;
2. identification of the best practices enabling digital technologies to be included in the pedagogical approaches used in vocational education and training;
3. reassessment of the level of digital literacy at the end of the project, once the measures to improve digital literacy in vocational schools in Switzerland have been developed at national level.
The digital literacy analysis will be conducted using a questionnaire based on the main international frames of reference (e.g. DigCompEdu 2.0). This questionnaire will be adapted and integrated in a way that takes the specific features of Swiss VET programmes into account. The questionnaire will also provide respondents with feedback on their own level of digital literacy. They will also be able to compare their level of digital literacy with the average level of their colleagues (if this data is available). This feedback will highlight the areas where further training is needed.
Qualitative methods will be used to identify and explore best practices in the development of digital literacy. The aim will be to develop materials that all schools can refer to in their efforts to effectively integrate digital technology in their respective educational settings.



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