Teaching of ICT Skills is Lagging in Europe

According to a new European Commission report schools are not paying sufficient attention to transversal skills, which include ICT skills, compared with basic skills such as literacy and science. Transversal skills are less often taught as standalone subjects but are generally integrated into other subjects or into the curriculum as a whole. The study also reveals that almost all countries have implemented national ICT strategies, however ICT skills are rarely integrated into subjects such as mathematics, science and languages. Part of the problem is rooted in difficulties with assessment which often neglects transversal skills since they are embedded into other subjects. Read the Report Developing Key Competences at School in Europe