Sweden aims to be a global leader in utilising the opportunities created by digitalisation. Starting with a National Strategy of Digitalisation, the government commissioned the National Agency for Education to promote digitalisation in the school system.
This chapter will describe how digital literacy is implemented for school organisers, staff, and pupils from preschool and compulsory school through upper-secondary school and adult education.
By integrating digital skills in the curriculum and across subjects, pupils will develop basic ICT skills, computational thinking and media and information literacy.
School organisers received special contributions to guide and support equal access and use, and to support head teachers in leading their school´s digital transformation. Finally, teachers are offered ICT skill development and guidance in teaching methods.
One of the driving forces to reach the goals for digital transformation in the Swedish school system is the digitalisation of national tests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent expansion of remote learning, the Swedish school system has taken a step forward in digital transformation. Yet, many challenges remain. Socio-economic differences, and lack of equal access and use of technology, are some of these challenges.
FIGURE 13 OVERVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN SWEDEN