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The three Cs: Developing teachers’ digital & edtech skills

When we seek to develop teachers’ digital skills, we too often focus only on cognisance and fail to develop both competence and confidence. Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith advises


It will come as no surprise to readers that a global survey of teachers from across 92 countries reported recently that 56 per cent felt they do not have the skills needed to make digital learning a success (OUP, 2021).

One teacher spoke for many in the survey when they said: “I know there are many super digital resources available to support positive practices, but I still feel like I’m fumbling in the dark.”

We have seen the challenges that this presents in the many and varied responses to pandemic-induced lockdowns and remote schooling. But this is a much bigger issue. It is fundamentally about social justice and facilitating meaningful equality for all children.

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