Julian Fraillon, Research Director of ACER's Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science) Research Programme will discuss:

  • the evolution of constructs that broadly fit under the umbrella of ‘digital literacy’
  • the educational contexts in which they have evolved
  • what data studies such as the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) tell us about what students are learning; and how it is being taught, and what the likely future directions in the teaching, learning and assessment of digital literacy-related areas seem to be.
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Julian Fraillon, Research Director of ACER's Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science) Research Programme, presents the first  of ACER UK's Autumn 2017 Seminar Series. The presentation, followed by time for questions and networking, will cover:

  • the evolution of constructs that broadly fit under the umbrella of ‘digital literacy’
  • the educational contexts in which they have evolved
  • what data studies such as the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) tell us about what students are learning; and how it is being taught, and what the likely future directions in the teaching, learning and assessment of digital literacy-related areas seem to be.

Julian’s main areas of research interest are in the assessment of digital literacy and civics and citizenship education. He is the international study director of ICILS 2018  – a cross-national study of learning and teaching of digital literacy in 14 countries – and was the international study director of the inaugural ICILS in 2013.

He is director of the Australian National Assessment Program (NAP) ICT Literacy 2017; director of the Australian NAP Civics and Citizenship 2016, and manager of test development for the IEA International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2016 and 2009. Recently Julian has been the assessment manager for both the NAP ICT Literacy 2011, 2008 and 2005 and Civics and Citizenship 2013 2010, 2007 and 2004 projects as well as directing the development of literacy and numeracy tests for aspiring teachers in Australia. Julian has worked at ACER since 2002.