Professional learning for EAL teachers in the context of digital transformation in the VET sector
An introduction of the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) and trial of SELFIE for Teachers – an online self-reflection tool for teachers to evaluate their digital literacy skills in the context of professional engagement, teaching and assessment practices as well as facilitating learners’ use of digital technologies and developing digital skills and literacy. The tool is based on the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators. The presenter will share her report and her interpretation of it in the context of teaching EAL to adults in Victoria. Teachers can set immediate professional learning goals based on their reports.
Tanja Rykovska is an experienced English as Additional Language teacher with keen interest in educational technology. She has had opportunities to design, build and deliver blended and online English language courses. In her leadership capacity as a senior teacher at a large educational institution Tanja has supported teachers learning to use digital technology and finding their ways to teach using digital technology. She considers professional development for educators in this area to be imperative as technology changes and new contexts to use digital technology appear. At the same time, Tanja understands that digital literacies exist in complex systems, educational, social and personal. As a fellow at the International Specialised Skills Institute, she researched digitalisation in adult education in the USA and Europe. She attended a large online learning conference in Berlin in November 2022 and visited the European Training Foundation in December 2022. Tanja embraces lifelong learning in her professional and personal life. She believes that change is the only constant in life and to be comfortable with it she needs to learn and experience new things regularly.