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A study of the use of digital technology and its conditions with a view to understanding what 'adequate digital competence' may mean in a national policy initiative
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8409-0557
Högskolan i Gävle.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5592-2964
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0941-9364
2019 (English)In: Educational studies (Dorchester-on-Thames), ISSN 0305-5698, E-ISSN 1465-3400Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, adequate digital competence has been put in the spotlight due to the Swedish 2017 national strategy for the digitalisation of the K-12 school system. Based on both policy and practice, the aim is to explore teachers' enacted digital competence in three upper secondary schools in Sweden and thereby provide an empirical account of what the notion 'adequate' means in practice. The data consists of interviews with teachers and classroom observations. At an aggregated analytical level, the results are presented as four narrative sub-case descriptions. It is concluded that teachers' adequate digital competence is flexible in meaning, determined by local contextual conditions and enacted in activities and decisions that are based on the teachers' own value frameworks. The understanding of 'adequate' in this study does not appear to be clarified in the formulations used in the national strategy.

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Routledge, 2019.
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Digital competence, teacher, national policy strategy, upper secondary school
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Pedagogical Work
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educational work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162147DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2019.1651694ISI: 000481124500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-162147DiVA, id: diva2:1342984
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Making IT happen - A study of the advanced use of digital technologies in Swedish upper secondary schools, Swedish Research Council
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Swedish Research Council, 2014-1762Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2019-09-02

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