A new framework that will introduce digital competence across the curriculum to help pupils of all ages widen and develop their digital skills will be available to schools by September 2016, Education Minister, Huw Lewis has announced.
The announcement builds on the recommendations in the independent review of ICT in Wales, and Professor Graham Donaldson’s review of Curriculum and Assessment arrangements in Wales, which was published by the Welsh Government in March.
Both reports highlight that digital competence will be central to a young person’s success in life.
Although the Minister has yet to formally respond to Professor Donaldson’s report, he has today announced he wants to progress work to develop a new Digital Competence Framework that will help schools embed digital competency into their teaching and learning from September 2016.
The Digital Competence Framework will be produced through partnership working between Welsh Government, leading schools in the field that will be awarded Digital Pioneer status, regional consortia and experts from higher education and industry.
It will enable schools already at the forefront of embedding digital competence into their teaching and learning to share their best practice across Wales.
More information here: http://gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2015/10258869/?lang=en