Introduction to D3 training

Course Introduction

The D3 professional teacher development course focuses on competences related to digital technologies and data literacy. Based on the key competences as defined by the DigComp Conceptual reference model.

This training course is for initial and continuing teacher education and training. It deals with digital skills, open data and also digital citizenship in empowering young people to engage in critical discussions and debates about issues that concern them.

Preparing for the training course

This part of the training introduces the training programme and sets the context of the four D3 training modules. It consists of five topics:

  1. Living in a Digital World – being a Digital Citizen
  2. Introducing the D3 Project
  3. What is Digital data literacy?
  4. Digital Competence Frameworks
  5. Your digital footprint

Being a Digital Citizen

The ‘digital citizen’ is a person who has developed the skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet and digital technologies, who uses digital technologies and the internet in a responsible and appropriate way in order to engage and participate in society and politics.

We live in a world where the use of digital technology has become the norm. Effective participation in our society increasingly requires our ability to engage online. This isn’t just a question of technical ability – just as with our physical society, there are appropriate and responsible behaviours we need to acquire.

Activity: Watch the video and make a note of  the main issues you face as a teacher using data with your students and for your pupils when using information.


The D3 Project

Activity: Review the presentation which introduces the D3 project.

Presentation: Introducing D3: a project to Develop Digital Data Literacy

The D3 project aims to make use of the outcomes of the Comenius Forward Looking Youth project “YouthMetre: A Tool for Forward Youth Participation”, which promoted “the collection and analysis of  evidence allowing young people to participate effectively in policy making”.

The D3 project supports innovative approaches to using digital technologies for teaching and learning in schools and specifically open data. It applies the framework of a digital citizenship educational paradigm to integrate digital technologies and open data in schools.

The D3 project will produce four outputs:

IO1: Review of school curricula and qualifications, open data tools. This review identifies opportunities to integrate open data and digital data tools into secondary schools. Download the review

IO2: Teacher Training Course focusing on competences related to digital technologies and data literacy key competences in initial and continuing teacher education and training

IO3: Teaching resources on democratic engagement and open data. These teaching resources will provide blueprints for teachers to use digital data and information tools to help build critical engagement and active citizenship.

IO4: Gallery of Case studies demonstrating pedagogical approaches such as citizen science.


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