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Attitudes Towards using Digital Technologies in Education as an Important Factor in Developing Digital Competence: The Case of Slovenian Student Teachers
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, , University of Primorska, Faculty of Education, Cankarjeva ulica 5, SI 6000 Koper

iJET Volume 16, Number 14, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning, Kassel, Germany

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine what attitudes specifically Slove-nian student teachers hold towards using digital technologies in education, their self-reported proficiency in using digital technologies in education and to what extent their attitudes towards using digital technologies in education predict their self-reported proficiency in using digital technologies. We measured the attitudes towards using digital technologies in education through four dimensions: Teaching and learning, Assessment and critical thinking, Empowering learners and Facilitating learner’s digital competence. Self-reported proficiency in using digital technology was measured on four groups of digital technologies: Digital resources, Communication tools, Digi-tal tools and Online learning tools. The results show that Slovenian student teachers predominantly hold positive attitudes towards using digital technol-ogies in education, but they assess themselves as low-level users. Also, the student teachers’ attitudes towards using digital technologies in education were proved as an important predictor of their level of proficiency in using digital technologies.

Citation

Štemberger, T. & Čotar Konrad, S. (2021). Attitudes Towards using Digital Technologies in Education as an Important Factor in Developing Digital Competence: The Case of Slovenian Student Teachers. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 16(14), 83-98. Kassel, Germany: International Journal of Emerging Technology in Learning. Retrieved January 19, 2022 from .