Telecollaboration for Civic Competence and SDG Development in FL Teacher Education

  • Soraya Garcia-Esteban Universidad de Alcalá

Abstract

The Civic Competence has been acknowledged essential to support sustainable societies, economies and ecosystems for the development of responsible active citizens in today's increasingly connected world. In this regard, telecollaboration seems to help enhance related media literacy and intercultural skills. However, despite the development of key competences for lifelong learning with telecollaboration has already been the focus of some studies, the measurement of Civic Competence in teacher education with telecollaboration remains still a question for investigation. Following this line of research, this study aimed to explore the own perception of FL student teachers in Civic Competence, and if this competence can be developed working the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with telecollaboration. The participants of this study were two groups of student teachers at two different European universities. Both groups completed a survey and proposed collaborative strategies to improve the global and Civic Competence. Educational proposals and digital collaborative tools were analysed to measure the improvement of the student teachers´ perception. Forum, e-portfolios and evaluation forms together with pre- and post-questionnaires were used to explore the outcomes. Results indicated that most Civic Competence domains can be enhanced by working SDG and that adopting a reflective, experiential and safe collaborative online international learning approach can help promote further knowledge, skills and attitudes in specific contexts.
Published
Dec 12, 2020
How to Cite
GARCIA-ESTEBAN, Soraya. Telecollaboration for Civic Competence and SDG Development in FL Teacher Education. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 51-61, dec. 2020. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/4878>. Date accessed: 10 apr. 2021.