THE USE OF DIGITAL TOOLS AT SCHOOL TO DEVELOP COMMUNICATIVE AND DIGITAL COMPETENCES
University of Alcalá (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Page: 4913 (abstract only)
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The European project ‘An Integral Teacher Training for Developing Digital and Communicative Competences and Subject Content Learning at Schools’ deals with training Primary and Secondary School student teachers through a methodology that favours the development of communicative competence and subject content knowledge through digital tools in pupils. The project provides a teacher training based on the integration of communicative and digital competences with content learning. A multidisciplinary team of experts in Linguistics, ICT, Science and Humanities, involved in initial teacher training, from six Universities -Alcalá University (Spain), Comenius University (Slovakia), University of Leicester (United Kingdom), Lisbon University (Portugal), Helsinki University (Finland) and Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey)- participate in the project. This team, though sharing the same common values as educators, can also add different perspectives to the project as they come from different geographical, cultural, personal contexts, they can also incorporate different pedagogical points of view due to their academic profiles and their own professional experience acquired from different situations in education. All this can benefit and enrich the development of the project.
The project presents model materials which include didactic activities to develop the skills of recognized components of communicative competence based on the fusion of communicative competence<->media<->digital tools<->subject content.
Digital tools are essential in the development of the project didactic activities, and it is not supposed that every University will employ all of them, project partners agreed the selection of some of them to work with. Here is the final selection of digital tools we have used in the activities:
- wiki (Universities of Lisbon, Helsinki, Leicester and Trabzon)
- e-portfolio (Universities of Trabzon, Alcalá, and Lisbon)
- blog (Universities of Trabzon, Alcalá, Leicester, Helsinki and Lisbon)
- moodle (Universities of Helsinki, Comenius of Bratislava and Lisbon)
- videoconference (university of Leicester and Comenius of Bratislava)
- movie makers University of Trabzon
In this poster we will present different activities where digital tools are used intending to develop communicative competence as well as digital competence.
Keywords: Didactic activities, digital tools, communicative competence, digital competence, subject-content.