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The Case of Redesigning the Curricula of Preschool Education Study Programme

Karmen Drljić, Sonja Rutar, Sonja Čotar Konrad
Faculty of Education, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Abstract. According to society 5.0. and the Six pillars of the Recovery and Resilience Facility EU plan, Slovenia developed National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030, that encourage the digital transition of higher education institutions (HEI). Therefore, from the basic definition of digital competences, we define digital comeptencies of teachers of HEIs as the ability to use digital tools purposefully in the learning process in order to (1) provide a quality learning experience, (2) empower the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning and thus foster the development of digital competencies of students and (3) create opportunities for their use in authentic learning situations (Redecker & Punie, 2017). Based on DigCompEdu model – educators present a role models for the use of digital technologies, encouraging safe and critical use of digital technologies by their students (Redecker & Punie, 2017). Starting from the assumption that the quality of teaching requires appropriate structural, and procedural conditions (Elassy, 2015; Moss, 2016), we evaluated the current curriculum and reflect on the meaningful use of digital tools for planning, learning and teaching. On this bases we developed a model for curriculum redesign with the integration of digital technology. The model includes (i) a systematic analysis of the digital competences of higher education teachers and students; (ii) implementation of targeted training in the use of digital tools within the framework of field specific instructional design; (iii) the implementation, retuning and evaluation of the redesigned curricula of the Preschool Education study programme.

Keywords: preschool education, students, university teachers, digital competencies, curricula redesign

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2023. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2023. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2023. 796 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-36-116-6