Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Development of digital literacy and competence of future sports teachers in the physical and educational environment

Elmira Sh. Salimzyanova, Zhibek K. Issayeva, Marina A. Bragina, Zhanar A. Usina



Thanks to the rapidly evolving technology, today's students are improving along with the digital world. The aim of this research was to study the level of students' knowledge of digital technology (computer, tablet computer, laptop, smartphones, interactive whiteboard and other digital devices). The authors used the following approaches – observation, comparative investigations and synthesis of modern techniques to the formation of digital competencies of students, analysis of science, sociological, pedagogical and methodological literature; the study and implementation of various approaches, programs, mobile devices for the development of digital competence of students, the modelling of various approaches and pedagogical situations, the comprehension of their own experience. The study involved 37 students, future teachers of biology and English language of Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. The pedagogical essence and content of the concept “digital competence of the students” has been revealed, which consists in the fact that its development encourages students to constantly improve themselves, to personal and professional development. Defined pedagogical conditions aimed at improving the quality of knowledge of students using digital technologies in the educational space of Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. Developed a model for improving the quality of knowledge of students using various digital technologies in the educational process of the university. Criteria for the dynamics of the quality of knowledge of students using various digital technologies, tools and devices when studying at the university are determined. The results of the study can be used to formulate initiatives to develop the skills of the digital economy in the population.


Digital literacy; Digital competence; Digital skills; Sports teacher; English teacher; Technology


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