Flinders University, School of Education
This paper gauges teachers'
views about the essential computing skills and
understandings that students in years 6 - 9
require, and ascertains how these skills are
supported and developed in teaching practices.
Middle years teachers from five schools, located in
country and metropolitan areas, participated in the
study by completing four research instruments -
online survey, questionnaire, classroom observation
and interview. Through triangulation, the study
seeks to establish the digital literacy competency
levels of teachers. A key finding is that except
for one area (word processing), digital literacy
skills, as rated by the teachers themselves, fall
in the two lowest competency bands of four
competency levels. The findings from this research
provide a foundation for professional development
programmes and curricular objectives for teachers
in the middle school.
Digital Literacies, Teachers,
Competencies, ICT, Professional