digital competence

15 May 2022

In today’s information society, digital competence is an essential tool in teaching and learning processes. The aim of this comparative study was to identify differences in initial and in-service ICT (Information and Communication Technology) training and in the use of these tools in the classroom between teachers in Spain and in France. Data from the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey - TALIS 2018, which collects information on different aspects of teacher training, were used for the analysis. After merging the databases, a final sample of 19,088 primary (ISCED 1) and lower secondary (ISCED 2) teachers was used. The results of this study showed parity in the level of initial training among primary school teachers and a lower level of initial training among Spanish secondary school teachers compared to their French counterparts. In-service training and application of digital resources and tools in classroom were significantly higher in the case of Spanish teachers. No significant variations were found according to years of teaching experience. It is concluded that there is a need to strengthen ICT training at the initial stage and modify in-service training in Spain so that it can lead to increased application of these tools in teaching and learning processes.

Please, cite this article as follows: González-Rodríguez, D., Rodríguez-Esteban, A., & González-Mayorga, H. (2022). Diferencias en la formación del profesorado en competencia digital y su aplicación en el aula. Estudio comparado por niveles educativos entre España y Francia | Differences in teachers’ training in digital competence and its application in the classroom: A comparative study by educational levels between Spain and France. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 80 (282), 371-389.

19 January 2021

This paper aims to show the importance of language and the challenges it faces in the digital revolution by considering the possibilities for cultivating it during adolescence in three fundamental spaces: Homes, Schools, and Cities. It starts by analysing the dual function of language as a means of both communication and representation, as how one receives one’s heritage and imagines and projects one’s future. It then considers the false dichotomy between digital competency and reading skills in light of the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Reading can no longer be understood just as the ability to enjoy dusty volumes of old classics languishing on library bookshelves. Rather, it can be defined as a set of strategies that enable personal development and participation in society. This extension of the concept inexorably involves the competence of acting creatively in digital environments. Unfortunately, these environments go largely unheeded at School, where they are relegated to the mundane world of play. At Home, however, digital discourse can be experienced as unfathomable, where the digital divide makes it a world apart. Therefore, collaboration between School and Home becomes vital for ensuring that adolescents’ immersion in the digital world leads to critical, responsible participation in citizenship.

Please, cite this article as follows: González Martín, M. R., Jover, G., & Torrego, A. (2021). Casa, Escuela y Ciudad: el cultivo del lenguaje en un mundo digital | Home, School, and City: Cultivating language in a digital world. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 79 (278), 145-159.