The doctoral thesis of Almudena Alonso Ferreiro 'Digital competence and school. Ethnographic case study in two Galician Schools' was awarded the 1st Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in the field of Educational Technology awarded by the University Network of Educational Technology (RUTE).


The thesis, directed by Adriana Gewerc of the Stellae Research Group, seeks to describe, know and understand the processes of appropriation that occur in Galician schools as a result of the legal provisions of the primary education curriculum (Decree 130/2007), Especially those related to digital competence. In her research Almudena Alonso found disruptive elements that mobilize the school actors, "which favors the questioning about the practice itself, but without generating a transformation of it".



The work is a reflection on the digital competence in the school, with an updated review of the challenges at the macro, meso and micro level in the integration of digital technologies in schools. The PhD claims and proposes a regulation proposal "which protects and dignifies the work of the ICT Coordinator in the Galician educational system and which is a meeting point between theory and practice".


The award was presented last week at the University of Burgos coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of the University Conference on Educational Technology (JUTE).