Digital Literacy

Teacher's Notes

The growth of the digital economy, improved access to the internet and continuing  technological advancements are having a profound impact on modern life, with communication, commerce, entertainment, and employment all now operating in recently transformed paradigms.

For this generation of school students, who are growing up in this digital world, there are fascinating opportunities awaiting. However, the growth of the digital economy is creating new challenges for schools and educators – how are educators expected to prepare students for a future we are unable to imagine?

A recentOECD report suggested that in the 21st Century ‘the success of individuals, firms, regions, and countries will reflect more than anything else their ability to learn’ which in turn raises ‘profound questions for the kinds of knowledge pupils are being equipped with and ought to be equipped with, by schools’.

In education, technologies are becoming increasingly adopted by schools…

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