Unlocking the power of teachers' digital competence: “Innovative teaching and learning strategies”

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Course details

Digital competence does not solely refer to mastering technology but rather to the way that teachers can use this technology to enhance their professional practice, empower their learners and improve learning outcomes.

In the third course of the course series on Unlocking the Power of Teacher Digital Competence, we delve into innovative teaching and learning strategies. Digital technologies can enhance and improve teaching and learning practice in a number of ways. A key skill of teachers is to design learning with the use of digital technologies to help students to engage actively in authentic learning experiences. Advanced practice involves a shift from teacher-led to learner-centred activities.

The course is offered by the European School Education Platform. Visit our website for more information.

Duration and workload

Start date: Monday 20 May 2024

End date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Duration: 5 weeks

Workload: 15-20 hours

Course competences

The recipient of this certificate has demonstrated B2 level proficiency of the following competences according to the digital competence framework of the European Commission's SELFIE for TEACHERs tool:

  • Teaching (designing, developing and implementing learning with the use of digital technologies to enhance learning outcomes)
  • Guidance (using digital technologies in order to provide feedback and opportunities for reflection, leading to readjustment of teaching and learning practices for both teachers and learners)
  • Collaborative Learning (using digital technologies to foster and enhance learner collaboration for individual and collective learning)
  • Self-regulated learning (using digital technologies to enhance students' self-regulated learning processes, fostering active and autonomous learning making students more responsible for their own learning, thereby shifting the focus from teaching to learning)
  • Emerging technologies (Using emerging technologies in ethical ways to explore novel learning experiences and content)

For more information about the competences and the proficiency levels see the SELFIE for TEACHERs toolkit.

Target audience

The course is relevant to all primary and secondary teachers, irrespective of their teaching subjects. Additionally, the course is beneficial for all educators interested in improving their digital competence and enhance their learning in the digital age.

Learning objectives

As a participant, you will:

  • Select and use digital technologies in your learning designs, so as to meet teaching and learning aims,
  • Select and employ digital technologies to provide opportunities for students to engage in self-assessment and peer-assessment and the design of their learning,
  • Select and employ digital technologies in your learning designs based on their features, so as to enhance and support your students' collaborative learning, in face to face and/or online settings,
  • Select and use digital technologies in your learning designs based on their features, so as to facilitate your students' self-regulated learning skills and learner autonomy,
  • Select and use emerging technologies in your learning designs to engage your students in novel learning opportunities, while taking into account ethical implications.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. How this course works
  2. About the course series
  3. Module 1: Innovative Teaching with Digital Technologies
  4. Module 2: Collaborative Learning
  5. Module 3: Self-regulated Learning
  6. Module 4: Emerging Technologies