Digital literacy teachers of the 2nd and 3rd cycles of Viseu (Portugal) county schools

José Reis Lagarto, Maria da Luz Lopes

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Abstract

The main objective of this article is to understand how basic school teachers (5th to 9th grades) of the Municipality of Viseu (Portugal) carried out their training on information and communication technologies. This article is part of a larger study conducted in 2012 and 2013. To have a clear picture about the skills in information and communication technologies, we applied a questionnaire and interviews and conducted individual and focused groups using a set of selected teachers. For a longitudinal analysis of the development of these skills over time, we compared the results of this study with previous analyses, particularly with that of Jacinta Paiva, in 2002, and noticed how evolved the indicators are. We concluded that training in information and communication technologies, as a rule, does not appear in initial teacher training and is much carried out by self-training, supported by friends and colleagues and in the framework of training departments. Moreover, it was found that there was significant improvement in the number of teachers who have undergone information and communication technologies training.
Translated title of the contributionProfessores de alfabetização digital dos 2º e 3º ciclos das escolas do condado de viseu (Portugal)
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere230003
JournalRevista Brasileira de Educação
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Digital literacy
  • ICT
  • ICT skills
  • Teacher training

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