1 Universidade Aberta - Open University Portugal (PORTUGAL)
2 Escola Profissional Vasconcellos Lebre; UID-FCT4372, LE@D, Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning (PORTUGAL)
3 UID-FCT4372, LE@D, Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 3695-3699
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0776
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
In this text, we present an experience impacting both at the level of the teaching and learning processes, and at the level of innovative pedagogical practices. The training “INCoDe.2030, ICT and Digital Libraries”, which we developed, can be identified as an unprecedented proposal in the Portuguese secondary education, namely in professional education, within vocational education and training.

Our training proposal is part of an academic research undertaken in the scope of a dissertation of the Master in Information Management and School Libraries of the Open University (Portugal). It was implemented in a professional school, with pupils from a class of the professional program in multimedia, during the academic year of 2019-2020.

Therefore, we start by evidencing its framework by highlighting the technical references, associated with the different types of software used, and the theoretical philosophy that supports, for instance and specifically, the “National Digital Skills Initiative e.2030, Portugal INCoDe.2030”. This action is an “integrated public policy initiative dedicated to the strengthening of digital competences”, of which we will focus, in particular, its axis II (dedicated to education).

The evidence gathered allows us to conclude that the adopted methodology, of a project nature, favoring the promotion of collaborative work and the development of digital, information and communication literacies, proved to be adequate. The training carried out on the pretext of integrating Portugal INCoDe.2030 in the curriculum also resulted in significant and differentiating learning, arousing the scientifc interest among pupils and motivating them to be involved in the activities proposed in a formal education scenario.

In short, it was possible to observe changes in the educational actors involved in the training provided, both at a personal and collective level, which we believe will continue to impact on their learning – namely, on their knowledge, actions and feelings, as citizens of the XXI Century, digitally aware, literate and competent.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), digital skills, open educational resources (OER), Creative Commons licenses, online libraries.