A study published by Barclays with the support of a wide range of influential names from the technology sector, looked at what is needed for the development of digital skills by considering the experience of 10 countries.
According to the report, it is “clear that becoming digitally empowered is not just about acquiring specific skills. It is very much about building confidence in their application”. There is also a strong focus on the mantra of ‘learning to learn’ – or rather than devising specific lessons to teach particular skills, schools and colleges should focus on providing access to the right tools and an environment in which people can be encouraged to exploit their natural creativity.
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