Digitalizing education: Policy Paper on 21st Century Skills
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world and the use of ICT has become more important in everyone’s daily life. Digital technologies also have the potential to boost improved service delivery in education. Using ICT in Palestinian classrooms has become an important tool to enhance student-centered learning. Furthermore, it allows students to acquire 21st century skills.
From 2011 till 2015, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Belgian Development Cooperation have implemented an E-learning project in 300 pilot schools to introduce the use of ICT in the classroom.
One project component focused on providing upstream policy-advice based on a large Action Research to learn from the pilots supported by the project. The Action Research was conducted in 2014-15 by a consortium of the Open University of Cyprus and the Al-Quds Open University.
The Action research resulted in the following 6 Policy Papers with clear policy recommendations on all aspects of ICT in schools and digitalizing education.