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Improving Future Teachers’ Digital Competence Using Active Methodologies

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Department of Didactics of Mathematics and Experimental Sciences, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Didactics and Educational Organization, Universidad de Sevilla, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
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Department of Didactics of Physical and Health Education, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(18), 7798; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187798
Received: 18 August 2020 / Revised: 11 September 2020 / Accepted: 16 September 2020 / Published: 21 September 2020
Contemporary society demands a university education based on active and participatory educational models that enable the development of competences, with digital competence being amongst the most demanded ones. This work presents the results of an educational innovation at the university level. It intends to analyse whether the implementation of an active methodology supported by technological tools in a virtual classroom contributes to students’ digital development. A quantitative methodology with a pre-experimental pretest-posttest design was used. The sample comprised 30 students studying the Curriculum Design module on the Biology and Geology Specialism of the Master’s in Teacher Training at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. The results show an improvement in the five areas of the digital competence specified by the Common Framework for Teachers’ Digital Competence (MCCDD) established by Spain’s National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF), with a large effect size. It is concluded that the educational experiment implemented has enabled an increment in the level of digital competence of future teachers. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital tools; digital competence; active methodologies; information and communication technology; higher education digital tools; digital competence; active methodologies; information and communication technology; higher education
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Romero-García, C.; Buzón-García, O.; de Paz-Lugo, P. Improving Future Teachers’ Digital Competence Using Active Methodologies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7798. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187798

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Romero-García C, Buzón-García O, de Paz-Lugo P. Improving Future Teachers’ Digital Competence Using Active Methodologies. Sustainability. 2020; 12(18):7798. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187798

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Romero-García, Carmen, Olga Buzón-García, and Patricia de Paz-Lugo. 2020. "Improving Future Teachers’ Digital Competence Using Active Methodologies" Sustainability 12, no. 18: 7798. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187798

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