SELFIEforTEACHERS is a free online self-reflection tool to help primary and secondary teaching professionals learn more about their digital competences. Through a series of reflective statements, teachers can take a snapshot (a SELFIE!) of their digital competence: how they are using digital technologies in their practice; how they are supporting student digital skills; how they are using technology to communicate and collaborate and for their own professional learning. The personalised feedback report which teachers receive after they complete the statements, can help them to learn more about their strengths and establish where they need further support and development. The tool is an initiative of the Digital Education Action Plan and is based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators. SELFIEforTEACHERS builds on the existing SELFIE tool for whole school digital planning. Both tools aim to support schools to build their digital capacity. SELFIE stands for Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational technologies.
What is SELFIEforTEACHERS?
SELFIEforTEACHERS’ questions and statements relate to uses of technology in the following areas. • Professional communication and collaboration • Personal learning and development • Finding and creating digital resources. • Teaching and learning practice. • Student assessment. • Facilitating student digital competences. Completing the self-reflection takes around 20-30 minutes. This can be done in one or more sessions as all answers can be saved. On completing the statements, the teacher automatically receives a report on their proficiency level in each of the areas with suggested next steps. This report is for the teacher alone and is not shared unless the teacher chooses to do so. The tool is not designed to assess performance but to empower teachers to reflect on digital technologies use. Based on their results, teachers can design their learning pathways to further develop their digital competence and confidence. The tool can be used by individual teachers or by a team of teachers within the same school. Answers provided are always anonymous. When signing up to use the tool, teachers are asked if they agree to their anonymised data being used for policy and research purposes. Everyone completing SELFIEforTEACHERS can receive a certificate and a digital badge for taking part. Teachers can complete the self-reflection on a regular basis to monitor progress and pinpoint further professional learning needs.
Who is behind SELFIEforTEACHERS?
SELFIEforTEACHERS has been developed by the European Commission together with a panel of education experts from across Europe.More than 4.000 teachers have tested a pilot version of the tool in five countries during December 2020 and April 2021. The tool is available as of October 2021 in the 24 EU official languages.
All questions and statements in SELFIEforTEACHERS are answered anonymously. No personal data is collected and individuals cannot be identified personally. The feedback report is automatically generated and the teachers receive the report automatically on completion of the statements. The feedback report is not shared with anyone else unless the teachers choose to do so themselves. SELFIEforTEACHERS is hosted on a server owned and managed by the European Commission. Data gathered is subject to the Commission’s data processing rules. On registering on the platform, the teachers have the option to allow their anonymised and aggregated data to be used for policy and research purposes. SELFIEforTEACHERS privacy statement
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