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Implementing Digital Competencies in University Science Education Seminars Following the DiKoLAN Framework

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Chair of Science Education, University of Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
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Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
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Chair of Science Education, Thurgau University of Education, 8280 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(5), 356; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050356
Received: 20 March 2022 / Revised: 6 May 2022 / Accepted: 9 May 2022 / Published: 18 May 2022
Prospective teachers must acquire subject-specific digital competencies to design contemporary lessons and to promote digital competencies among students themselves. The DiKoLAN framework (Digital Competencies for Teaching in Science Education) describes basic digital competencies for the teaching profession in the natural sciences precisely for this purpose. In this article, we describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a university course based on DiKoLAN which promotes the digital competencies of science teachers. As an example, the learning module Data Processing in Science Education is presented, and its effectiveness is investigated. For this purpose, we used a questionnaire developed by the Working Group Digital Core Competencies to measure self-efficacy, which can also be used in the future to promote digital competencies among pre-service teachers. The course evaluation showed a positive increase in the students’ self-efficacy expectations. Overall, the paper thus contributes to teacher education by using the course as a best-practice example—a blueprint for designing new courses and for implementing a test instrument for a valid evaluation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge; science education; student teachers; self-report measure Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge; science education; student teachers; self-report measure
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Henne, A.; Möhrke, P.; Thoms, L.-J.; Huwer, J. Implementing Digital Competencies in University Science Education Seminars Following the DiKoLAN Framework. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12, 356. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050356

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Henne A, Möhrke P, Thoms L-J, Huwer J. Implementing Digital Competencies in University Science Education Seminars Following the DiKoLAN Framework. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(5):356. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050356

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Henne, Anna, Philipp Möhrke, Lars-Jochen Thoms, and Johannes Huwer. 2022. "Implementing Digital Competencies in University Science Education Seminars Following the DiKoLAN Framework" Education Sciences 12, no. 5: 356. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050356

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