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Digital Competency

The Framework encapsulates the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world.

At  YTC, Digital Competence  has been mapped into the curriculum which was designed in 2015 in accordance to Professor Donaldson's review. It has been reviewed and updated in November 2016  with the new Digital Competence Framework.

Digital competence is one of 3 cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. It focuses on developing digital skills which can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios.

The Framework, which has been developed by practitioners from Pioneer Schools, supported by external experts, has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements.

  • Citizenship – which includes:
    • Identity, image and reputation
    • Health and well-being
    • Digital rights, licensing and ownership
    • Online behaviour and cyberbullying.
  • Interacting and collaborating – which includes:
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Storing and sharing.
  • Producing – which includes:
    • Planning, sourcing and searching
    • Creating
    • Evaluating and improving.
  • Data and computational thinking – which includes:
    • Problem solving and modelling
    • Data and information literacy.

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