Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

9 Summary of Session 5

In this session you learned about technology in children’s lives, digital literacy and twenty-first-century skills, how children use the internet, e-safety, and how digital technologies have changed the ways children read and write.

You should now be able to:

  • understand digital literacy and twenty-first century skills
  • recognise the impact of technologies and digital literacy on children’s lives and their learning
  • identify some of the opportunities and risks that the connected world brings for children.

In the next session on digital technologies, you will learn about computing as a school subject, why it is considered important, and some ways to teach computing in primary schools.

You can now go to Session 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371