Digital Competence Framework
The Framework encapsulates the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world
Digital competence is one of 3 cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. It focuses on developing digital skills which can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios.
The Framework, which has been developed by practitioners from Pioneer Schools, supported by external experts, has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements.
Citizenship – which includes:
- Identity, image and reputation
- Health and well-being
- Digital rights, licensing and ownership
- Online behaviour and cyberbullying.
Interacting and collaborating – which includes:
- Storing and sharing.
Producing – which includes:
- Planning, sourcing and searching
- Evaluating and improving.
Data and computational thinking – which includes:
- Problem solving and modelling
- Data and information literacy.
Schools and settings should familiarise themselves with the framework, agreeing their strategic vision for cross-curricular digital competence and consider how to translate this into practice.
For more information on the Digital Competence Framework, click here to visit the Learning Wales website.
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