«The teacher of the digital age or the teacher's digital competence?»




Jordi Adell Segura 


In the last decade, several institutions have proposed frameworks on digital teaching competence (e.g. UNESCO, ISTE, INTEF, JRC, among others). Those frameworks are, in sum, the formal recognition that, once the first digital divide (access to technology) has been virtually overcome, it is necessary to face the second, that is, the set of knowledge and skills necessary to take advantage of its possibilities). Therefore, all these frameworks try to answer a fundamental question: what should a teacher know and know how to do (and what attitudes should they show) to successfully integrate information and communication technologies on its work? Underlying all those frameworks of the digital teaching competence there is a teacher professional model (what is a good teacher doing today?), a competence model (how do you define "being competent"?), as well as a conceptualisation of the relationship between human beings and technology. In this talk we will briefly describe the structure of the already proposed frameworks, will analyse some of the assumptions on which they are based and, finally, will try to justify the need to rethink the digital teaching competence as "teaching competence for the digital world", and redefine a more holistic proposal from a post-digital perspective. 



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Author's Biography

Jordi Adell Segura 

Jordi Adell Segura (Castellón, 1960) holds a PhD in Educational Sciences from the Universitat de Valencia and is a professor in the area of Didactics and School Organisation in the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of Social Sciences, Language and Literature at the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón. His teaching and research activity focuses on educational technology and recently he has published some texts on the use of "blockchain" in education, the need for debate on the incorporation of computational thinking in the curriculum of compulsory education or on a more holistic proposal of «teacher of the digital age» than the current model of digital teaching competence. He manages the Center for Education and New Technologies (CENT) of the UJI.



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