The Contribution of the Innovative Learning Environment on Improving Pupils’ Digital Literacy
Wednesday, June 25 2:00-2:30 PM Location: B3116
Presider: Jeremy Wendt, Tennessee Tech University, United States
Abstract: This study aims to examine the contribution of such a classroom learning environment to improving digital literacy- that actual versus that preferred- according to the pupils’ perception. The study comprised 351 students in 4th-6th grade classes in Israeli urban elementary schools. The pupils completed the TROFLEI questionnaire. The research findings indicate a significant disparity, according to the pupils’ perception, between the actual and the preferred innovative learning environment regarding six attributes: inquiry, task orientation, young adult ethos, teacher support, cooperation and equity. In addition, the research findings show that inquiry, cooperation and differentiation predict digital literacy. Following the research findings, we recommend helping the teachers to develop an innovative learning environment that emphasizes inquiry, cooperation and differentiation so that the pupils will manage to handle challenges of the future.