, , , , and : Measuring the digital competence of teacher educators – adapting the DigCompEdu in Hungarian higher education

The digital transformation of Hungarian higher education is key to quality teacher education. Not only in terms of device use, but also in terms of digital competences of those involved in education. Our paper presents the results of a survey-based research aiming to adapt the DigCompEdu questionnaire in Hungarian higher education along with institutional support, and self-reflection regarding teacher educators. After presenting the context of digital transformation in education, our paper provides a more detailed analysis regarding the state of digital competencies in Hungarian teacher education, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of teacher educators given by the framework. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on demonstrating the relations between teacher educators’ self-reflective activities, perceived institutional ICT-support and their level of digital competencies. The current study, by exploring the digital competencies of teacher educators, is the first step of a higher education pedagogy development project initiated by the ICT Research and Training Centre of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Keywords: ICT, higher education, teacher education, self-reflection, institutional support

Year: 2020
Issue: 2
Page: 5-25