In a rapidly evolving digital age, all educators, whether in the sciences or humanities, must harness the power of technology to create effective and engaging learning environments. This Digital Competence Development Mastery course is designed to equip all educators with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage digital tools, strategies, and pedagogical approaches to maximize student learning in the 21st century. Over the course of six days, participants will dive deep into the world of digital education, gaining practical insights, exploring cutting-edge tools, and developing the confidence to navigate the digital classroom.
This 6-day curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of digital competence development in everyday learning, with a specific focus on AI integration, learning tools, ICT-based assessment, coding and robotics in education. Participants will leave with practical skills and knowledge to navigate and implement digital technologies effectively in educational settings.
The course content is created by experts of Finnish educational research, teacher education and professional development in Finland.
⇒ Working language: English (minimum level required: B1)
⇒ Working hours: 30 hours
⇒ Venue: Jyväskylä, Finland
- 6-day course: 580 EUR (download your 6-day reference programme here)
- 5-day course: 500 EUR (download your 5-day reference programme here)
⇒ Currently available course dates:
- 23-28 September 2024 (6-day course)
- 20-25 January 2025 (6-day course)
- 5-10 May 2025 (6-day course)
- 18-22 August 2025 (5-day course)
Who is this training for?
This program is tailored for all educators of all subjects, curriculum designers, and educational professionals seeking to enhance their digital teaching competencies. It is suitable for teachers across various subjects and levels, as well as those responsible for curriculum development. Participants should be eager to deepen their knowledge and integrate emerging technologies into their teaching practices.
⇒ The goal of the course is not simply sharing information, but supporting participants in adapting the course content for their own educational system, curricula and everyday practices. want to learn about the essential elements, pedagogical and organizational background, and good practices.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The goal of the course is not simply sharing information, but supporting participants in adapting the course content for their own educational system, curricula and everyday practices.
- be able to define digital education and its key components.
- be able to utilize the impact of technology on traditional education in the light of the 21th century skills.
- identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing digital education.
- recognize emerging trends in digital education, and how those can be linked to the development of 21th century skills.
- understand the role of AI and ChatGPT, including practical use and ethical considerations in various educational settings, in curriculum development as well.
- gain an understanding of coding as a literacy skill and explore ways to integrate coding concepts into various subjects
- gain an understanding of robotics as a literacy skill and explore ways to integrate coding concepts into various subjects
- improve communication skills and soft skills in English and develop language for classroom use and planning.
- develop their professional skills through interacting with colleagues of other nationalities, exchanging ideas, materials and experiences.
- develop their international professional network which will enhance their motivation in teaching.
About the location
The capital of Central Finland, Jväskylä is the cradle of teacher education, an important pillar of Finland’s prestigious education system. The first teacher training institute in the country was established here at the end of the 19th century, and the University of Jyväskylä has since become a stronghold of Finnish teacher training and methodological education.
Supervisor of the course is Ph.D. Kristóf Fenyvesi, Senior Researcher of the Finnish Institute for Educational Research in the University of Jyäskylä. The course is delivered in close cooperation with his invited colleagues. Dr. Fenyvesi’s research interests are overarching the main highlights of the Finnish education system, such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education, creativity & innovation in learning, trans- and multidisciplinary integration in learning, problem-solving, playful learning, phenomenon-based, experience-oriented and cooperative approaches in education, hands-on approaches and digital modeling, etc. The training draws on all these approaches and, keeping in mind the principle of learning by doing, always aims to put participants in active situations so that they themselves can learn through experience.
Reference programme of the 6-day training (30 working hours)
At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance, together – if requested – with the Europass Mobility Certificate. Certificates are issued by Experience Workshop on the condition of at least 80% attendance.
Important to know
Minimum number of participants: The course will be realized if at least 10 people register at least 6 weeks before the first training day.
For more details read the Terms and Conditions.