The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Navigating a Global Future: Charting Inclusive Paths and Digital Multiliteracies with DIGICOMPASS

Sonia Rocca, Lycée Français de New York (United States)


This paper presents the DIGICOMPASS curriculum, a novel approach to secondary education that emphasizes cross-disciplinary collaboration, modular design, and adaptive/personalized learning. Integrating subjects such as language arts, sciences, and technology, it aims to develop wide-ranging competence. Its adaptable framework accommodates diverse educational environments, while personalized learning tailors instruction to individual student needs, readying them for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
In the dynamic realm of educational advancement, DIGICOMPASS (Digital, Inclusive, Global, Intercultural Competence, and Awareness of Social Strategies), emerges as a pioneering navigational tool. At its core, a Global Perspective is deliberately positioned to underscore the significance of global consciousness in fostering interconnectedness among societies and cultures. The integration of Digital Literacy, Inclusive Practices, Intercultural Competence, and Awareness of Social Strategies, mapped to the four cardinal points of North, East, South, and West respectively, directs students towards becoming digitally proficient and socially responsible global citizens.
Digital Literacy acts as the guiding star, emphasizing the importance of navigating the digital world skillfully and responsibly, reflecting the ideas of Jenkins et al. (2006) on active digital participation. In the East, Inclusive Practices underscore the curriculum's focus on creating learning spaces that are open, fair, and diverse, inspired by Tomlinson & Imbeau (2020). This ensures education meets the varied needs of all students. To the South, Intercultural Competence spotlights the value of understanding different cultures and languages, promoting respectful global interactions. This segment emphasizes plurilingualism as crucial for fostering deep intercultural connections, aligning with the principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe, 2018), and supporting authentic global citizenship. Lastly, in the West, Awareness of Social Strategies emphasizes acting ethically and participating in society, guided by Schön's (1987) advocacy for reflective practice and social responsibility. This encourages students to consider their societal impact and strive for just, lasting contributions, equipping them as changemakers in a connected world.
In conclusion, DIGICOMPASS represents a major innovation in secondary education by merging cross-disciplinary collaboration and a modular, personalized learning design. This approach aims to develop digitally-savvy, global citizens equipped to make positive contributions in an interconnected world.
KEYWORDS: DIGICOMPASS, Digital Literacy, Inclusive Practices, Global Citizenship, Intercultural Competence, Plurilingualism, Social Responsibility.
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