Teaching Numeracy in the Context of Values and Representations (F/SI)
April 28, 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45Track: Hacking Education
The pandemic has provided faculty with an opportunity to develop their digital education skills. This greater reliance on technology has also undoubtedly affected, for better or worse, faculty’s perceptions of the benefits and risks of using technology in educational settings. The continued integration of digital technology in education will have to take into account the social representations and values of faculty. In its latest report, the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation outlines that using digital channels to educate is necessary, but that it is no longer sufficient. The report also highlights a need for digital literacy, which means incorporating into the school curriculum the literacy and skills required to live, thrive and work in an increasingly digital world. The Conseil proposes three overarching directions to achieve this goal: improving both the material and administrative conditions for the use of digital technology; better aligning the curriculum, learning and assessment; and updating the initial training of faculty.
Participants will be asked to reflect on their representation of digital technology in education and, within this context, discuss the directions proposed by the Conseil and propose concrete action to apply these directions in the college environment.
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