Vol. 17 / 2022 – International Conference on Virtual Learning
Reinventing the EU Studies Curriculum for the Digital Era
Considering current labour market trends, an International Relations and European Studies curriculum might seem too theoretical. Students often wonder what they will become once they graduate, but this question is worthy of the 20th century, while the faculty should prepare them for the 21st century. Digital skills are a significant part of 21st century skills and they are not only hard skills. In this sense, the underlying assumption is that individuals require digital skills training to properly engage in society and to function on a competitive labour market.
This paper discusses the need to update the EU studies curricula for the digital era by integrating training within the framework of the Digital Competence Framework 2.2. Methodologically, this paper analyses a case study of academic subjects taught within the International Relations and European Studies curriculum. First, the paper details the Digital Competence Framework 2.2 and the role of the EU in digital policies. Then, it focuses on presenting the Internet in international affairs syllabus and its correspondence with the Digital Competence Framework. Finally, it discusses the labour market implications for such a horizontal and vertical approach to digital skills training.
European Union, European Studies, future of work, digital skills
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Mirela MARCUT, "Reinventing the EU Studies Curriculum for the Digital Era", International Conference on Virtual Learning, ISSN 2971-9291, ISSN-L 1844-8933, vol. 17, pp. 231-243, 2022. https://doi.org/10.58503/icvl-v17y202219