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Scaling Digital Design Literacy in K-9 Education through the Fellowship Program

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We report from a research-based professional development program - the fellowship program - aimed at scaling digital design literacy in Danish K-9 education. The fellowship program was designed to engage with experienced K-9 teachers to provide them with the knowledge, experience and resources needed to further develop digital design literacy in their local school environment and to create networks for continuous exchange between researchers, educators of teachers and in-service teachers. In this paper we present the motivation, strategy, partnerships and execution of the fellowship program and report from survey results assessing participants gains and learning outcomes. We position the fellowship program within the broader discourse of leveraging teacher training in computing education and digital design literacy. We suggest that the fellowship format has a number of qualities that make it a potentially valuable addition to established teacher training initiatives. This includes the establishment of feedback loops and networks between researchers and practitioners, scaling through local peer-to-peer training, a modular and agile setup and the collaboration between educators of teachers and in-service teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 5th FabLearn Europe / MakeEd Conference 2021
Number of pages9
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2021
Article number5
ISBN (electronic)9781450389891
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021 - Virtual, Online, Switzerland
Duration: 2 Jun 20213 Jun 2021


Conference5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021
ByVirtual, Online

    Research areas

  • Digital Design Literacy, K-9 Education, Professional Development Program

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