Lifelong learning was the focus of this week’s readings. I believe teachers who scaffold lifelong learning prepare students for the real world by promoting a life of endless learning. To adequately prepare by students for participation in a global digital economy, I feel digital competence is a crucial lifelong learning skill. European Parliament (2006) state digital competence involves the confident and critical use of information communication technologies (ICT) for employment, learning, self-development and participation in society. Additionally, Howell (2014) suggests digital competencies scaffold students to explicitly transition into a global information society.
Having analysed the benefits concerning lifelong learning skills, specifically digital competencies, I recognize the ability to navigate online will propel a smooth transition into the real world. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (2008) support digital lifelong learning, suggesting rapid information advances are changing the way we share, develop and process information. The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting authority (ACARA) support this declaration through integrating digital technologies into content descriptors cross-curricula (ACARA, 2012). The six week reflective blog journey across the digital world has significantly developed my appreciation for digital technologies’. I now recognise how crucial digital technologies are to an aspiring teacher, who is living and working in the digital world.
Below I have presented life-long learning via a Prezi presentation, another Digital Technology I have embraced on my learning journey………………….
ACARA: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2010). The shape
of the Australian Curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Shape_of_the_Australian_Curriculum.pdf
Howell, J. (2014). Living and learning in a digital world: mod 02 04 week 8 [ilecture].
Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT. Oxford University Press; South Melbourne, VIC.
Kutztown University. (2012). Teacher as a lifelong learning.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA).
(2008) Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians. Retrieved , from http://www.mceecdya.edu.au/verve/_resources/national_declaration_on_the_educational_goals_for_young_australians.pdf
Otten, H. & Ohana, Y. (2009). The eight key competencies for lifelong learning; An
appropriate framework within which to develop the competence of trainers in the field of European youth work or just plain politics? Retrieved from https://www.salto-youth.net/downloads/4-17-1881/Trainer_%20Competence_study_final.pdf