Adequate digital competence – a close reading of the new national strategy for digitalization of the schools in Sweden

  • Göran Fransson Faculty of Education and Business Studies, University of Gävle, Sweden
  • J. Ola Lindberg Department of Education, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Anders D. Olofsson Department of Applied Educational Science, Umeå University, Sweden
Keywords: ICT, implementation, policy, school, strategy

Abstract

In this paper, the notion of ‘adequate digital competence’, as it is used in the 2017 Swedish strategy for digitalization of the school system, is in focus. Based on a close reading of the strategy, three dimensions are formulated for discussion: time, context, and interpretation. These dimensions open a more general discussion about the content of policies regarding digital competence. The notion of striving for an ‘adequate digital competence’ for children, students, teachers, school leaders, and other school staff is loaded with a variety of possible meanings. The strategy provides guidance in some aspects, but leaves a lot to local enactment of the strategy.

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Published
2018-10-15
How to Cite
Fransson, G., Lindberg, J. O., & Olofsson, A. D. (2018). Adequate digital competence – a close reading of the new national strategy for digitalization of the schools in Sweden. Seminar.Net, 14(2), 217-228. Retrieved from https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/seminar/article/view/2982