Teaching with Tech: the role of education unions in shaping the future
Q31: Are teachers’ and/or ESPs’ wellbeing in relation to the use of digital technologies addressed in any of the following policy instruments? (check all that apply) As can be seen on the figure below, teachers’ and ESPs’ wellbeing is not addressed by any policy instrument at all according to 32% of the responses. The most common instruments are institutional (workplace) policies and pedagogical advice or guidance. Collective agreements were the least likely instrument through which to safeguard teachers’ and ESPs wellbeing in relation to the use of digital technologies. 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Collective Occupational Pedagogical Institutional agreements health advice or policies - use and safety guidance os social... provisions
None of the above
Figure 31. Global aggregate for whether wellbeing concerns are addressed in policy instruments
Section Summary The responses in this section highlight the impact digital technologies will have on educators’ wellbeing. The greatest concern is the expected increased work intensification followed by a more or less equal concern for negative health impacts caused by technostress and screen time. It is striking that 32% of the responses report that teachers’ and ESPs’ wellbeing is not addressed in any policy instrument, and only in 27% of collective agreements.