Consultation on the Development of a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland

Date: 27th October 2015
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

This consultation seeks views on the development of a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland.

Digital technology has rich potential to support education in Scotland's schools in a wide variety of ways, and it is vital to ensure that our children and young people are equipped with the essential digital skills they will need to flourish in the 21st century. A well-defined strategy will help to make sure that digital technology is embedded in learning and teaching across the curriculum.

The strategy builds on important work delivered to date across Scotland to support digital learning and teaching. It summarises evidence from research and engagement with stakeholders about the impact of digital technology on important priorities for education in Scotland. From that evidence, we have drawn out key themes and identified proposed activities that the Scottish Government and its partners will focus on to help unlock the full potential of digital technology and support positive educational outcomes for all.

Throughout, the strategy highlights that partnership working with key stakeholders will be at the heart of development and successful implementation.

Key themes

The four key themes emerging are:

- Empowering leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching
- Improving access to digital technology for all learners
- Ensuring curriculum and assessment relevance in a digital context
- Extending the skills and confidence of teachers in the appropriate and effective use of digital technology

The public consultation will run until 17 December 2015 and is open to all.