Pedagogical Digital Competence and its Acquisition in a Teacher Education Programme [PDF]

Katrina Elizabete Purina-Bieza
University of Latvia, Latvia

Abstract: Pedagogical digital competence can be characterised as an opportunity to improve the pedagogical process by using digital technologies in professional activities (From, 2017). In 2017, the European Commission presented a model of pedagogical digital competence, viewing teacher professional pedagogical competence, as well as demonstrating their impact and developing students’ digital literacy (Redecker, 2017). The aim of this study is to research pedagogical digital competence and its planned acquisition in one teacher professional bachelor study programme.
As a result of the analysis of the theoretical literature, the concept of digital literacy and pedagogical competence was defined, and the understanding of pedagogical digital competence was provided. The empirical research looked at 1553 learning outcomes advertised in 201 course descriptions of one teacher professional bachelor study programme and analysed them from the perspective of pedagogical digital competence. As a result of the study, a concept-model of pedagogical digital competence was developed.
Keywords: concept-model, digital literacy, pedagogical competence, pedagogical digital competence, teacher education.

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2021 = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2021
Rīga, University of Latvia, 2021. 1148 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-735-3