Teaching with Tech: the role of education unions in shaping the future

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Q19: Are digital competencies included in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for (early childhood, primary and secondary education): Responses to this question mirror the previous question almost to the decimal point with the exception that 44% of respondents stated that digital competencies were not covered in ITE. 100%

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80% 56%

44%

40% 20% 0%

Early childhood education

Primary education

Secondary education

Post-secondary education

Figure 17. Global aggregate for whether digital competencies are included in Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Unpacking the question of non-inclusion per region, we can see some regional differences. Here digital competencies in ITE are least included in Asia-Pacific followed closely by Africa and Europe. 30% 20% 10% 0%

Africa

Asia-Pacific

Early childhood education

Europe

Primary education

Latin America Secondary education

North America & the Caribbean Post-secondary education

Figure 18. Regional breakdown of not included in any ITE responses

Q20: Are the following areas of digital competencies for educators covered in Initial Teacher Training (ITE)? Using the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) classification of digital competencies in education8, question 20 unpacks the previous question and asks using whether any of the following areas of digital competencies for educators are covered in Initial Teacher Training (ITE): 1. Professional engagement: Using digital technologies for communication, collaboration and professional development.

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