Vol. 18 / 2023 – International Conference on Virtual Learning

Developing and improving the digital competences of students –future teachers



In the modern digital world, people have to possess new competencies that allow them to be active and successful members of the society. This imposes new requirements on the education and training of adolescents. Innovative information and communication technologies, a connected network of smart devices are implemented to create a smart learning environment. Teachers needs knowledge, skills and competences to carry out, manage and integrate effectively different digital tools in the learning process. The strict restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning proved to be a powerful catalyst for using the full potential of digital technologies in education. During the pandemic, digital competencies were critical to the success of both learners and educators.

The existing frameworks and models of digital competences and the corresponding toolkits are aimed at establishing the level of existence of teachers’ digital competences. The relevant questions that arise are related to how to ensure the formation, development and improvement of teachers' professional digital competences. How to achieve the desired level of a given type of competence, what targeted educational activities should be carried out in the training of students - future teachers to develop all important digital competences? The aim of the current article is to make a short review of the existing frameworks of teachers’ digital competencies and outline a framework and system of educational activities for their development and enhancement during students’ university education. The system of training activities should be embedded in the curriculum of pedagogical specialties in order to prepare specialists who are capable of teaching the digital generation of learners.

Development of digital competences, System of educational activities, Future teachers

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Gabriela KIRYAKOVA, "Developing and improving the digital competences of students –future teachers", International Conference on Virtual Learning, ISSN 2971-9291, ISSN-L 1844-8933, vol. 18, pp. 233-242, 2023. https://doi.org/10.58503/icvl-v18y202320