The report, produced by the IS Unit at JRC-IPTS, is the result of a project to develop guidelines for supporting digital competence development in Europe which was launched on the request of DG Education and Culture. The report reviews needs for digital competence, different concepts used to describe and understand it, as well as related policy approaches and measurements. Based on these, it suggests a conceptual model encompassing:
- Instrumental knowledge and skills for tool and media usage;
- Advanced skills and knowledge for communication and collaboration, information management, learning and problem-solving, and meaningful participation;
- Attitudes to strategic skills usage in intercultural, critical, creative, responsible and autonomous ways.
Author: Kirsti Ala-Mutka
EUR Number: Technical Note: JRC 67075
Publication date: 10/2011
The report can be downloaded at http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=4699.