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Webinar | Rethinking Digital Literacy: Toward a Holistic Digital Competency Framework for Teachers
October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Over the years, numerous “literacies” have been encouraged as important skills for teachers at all levels to effectively use an increasing array of digital devices to support teaching and learning. These literacies include computer literacy, information literacy, media literacy, internet literacy, and multi-modal literacy.
Many of these methods adopt technical approaches, defining checklist-like sets of skills, capabilities or standards teachers need to become competent users of digital devices in their classrooms. Such skills are undoubtedly important at a curriculum level. But given the increasingly ubiquitous access to digital devices in students’ out-of-school lives and greater concern for online safety and appropriate and ethical device use, this webinar argues the need to rethink the skill set teachers need to help their students navigate increasingly changing and unpredictable digital environments.
This webinar introduces an expanded Teacher Digital Competency (TDC) framework (Falloon, 2020), which embeds the technical skills of earlier literacies’ approaches within a wider and more holistic landscape.
You can expect to come away from this webinar with:
- An expanded understanding of contemporary teacher digital competence
- Enhanced knowledge of elements that comprise contemporary teacher digital competence
- Practical knowledge of how the teacher digital competency framework (TDC) was implemented to support teacher education academics in a university
- Knowledge of possible approaches to using the TDC framework in other educational contexts
Host: Dr. Garry Falloon | Research Professor in Education, in The Institute of Arts, Education and Community at the Federation University of Australia