Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Pre-school Education Degree students´ prior knowledge and perception of digital competence
Rakel Gamito, Pilar Aristizabal, María Teresa Vizcarra

Last modified: 10-05-2018

Abstract


Currently Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are necessary for everyday life. That is why digital competence is one of the eight key competences for lifelong learning established by the European Parliament in 2006. In this regard, DigComp is the European framework of digital competence and includes five areas and twenty-one digital subcompentes: Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration, Digital content creation, Safety and Problem solving. Knowing Pre-School Education Degree students´ prior knowledge and perceptions of digital competence is important to strengthen future teachers´digital skills. This work has examined and explored Pre-School Education Degree students´ digital competence level. Results have provided concepts and ideas to guide the work to strengthen future teachers´ digital skills and to guarantee digitally competent teachers. Pre-School Education Degree students´ have good skills in Information and data literacy and Communication and collaboration areas but need training in skills related to Digital content creation, Security and Problem solving.


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