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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The DigCompEdu Framework has been used as the basis for developing a self-reflection tool for educators, provisionally called "DigCompEdu CheckIn". This tool is currently being pre-tested with small groups of educators in the different European Member States. During the test phase, the tool is open for testing to all educators worldwide. All educators are invited and encouraged to provide feedback on their experience with the tool via the corresponding feedback survey.
The European Commission designed and developed SELFIEforTEACHERS, a self-reflection tool, that aims to support teachers to develop their digital competence.
By responding to the tool 32 items teachers can identify their strengths and gaps and design their learning paths to develop further their digital competence.
Based on the DigCompEdu framework, SELFIEforTEACHERS aims to support teachers to be actively engaged in their own professional learning towards developing their digital competence.
SELFIEforTEACHERS has been included as one of the actions, in Europe’s Action Plan for Digital Education. The Action plan, emphasizes that “Digital competence should be a core skill for all educators and training staff and should be embedded in all areas of teacher professional development”.
SELFIEforTEACHERS is based on the DigCompEdu theoretical framework while at the same time it responds to new pedagogical needs and trends. Moreover, it allows teachers to initiate a self-reflection on their own at any point in time, or complete a self-reflection initiated by a group (that being a group of teachers, a school, an institution, a regional authority) by accepting an invitation.