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A future-proof curriculum with Digital Literacy

, , National Institute for Curriculum Development, Netherlands

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In November 2014, the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands officially launched an online country-wide consultation about the future of Dutch education. Based on the outcomes and the ongoing debate, the Netherlands started the development of a new curriculum framework for primary and secondary education in 2018. One of the new themes in this curriculum is Digital Literacy, which is defined as a combination of ICT skills, media literacy, information literacy and computational thinking. Together with the other subjects (Dutch, Arithmetic/mathematics, English/modern foreign languages, Citizenship, Exercise & Sport, Art & Culture, Human & Nature, Human & Society) Digital Literacy will be part of the design of the new curriculum. A teacher design team for Digital Literacy developed a vision and elaborated this in eight so-called big ideas. Based on the big ideas learning trajectories were designed. These learning trajectories describe what students should learn in primary and secondary education.


Fisser, P. & Strijker, A. (2019). A future-proof curriculum with Digital Literacy. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 499-504). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 24, 2020 from .