General Digital Competence Enabling Digital Competence Care Specific Digital Competence
Acceptance Adaptation Progression Support
7.1 7.2 7.3  


Competence domain B Enabling digital competence in social care work
Competence area 7 Progession
Competence title 7.1 Learning together
Competence description   Strengthening the social bond between care worker and care recipient through the process of discovering digital technology together; balancing the role of guide with that of peer learner; identifying areas of common interest; promoting reciprocity, openness and cooperation; preserving mutual trust.
Application level User Guide/mentor
  He/She is able to:
Knowledge examples

- explain how his/her own digital learning can benefit from working with care recipients
- give examples of areas of digital activity that can be explored together with others
- define the concepts of reciprocity / cooperation / respect

- understand the social bond between carer and care recipient
- explain how the social bond can be strengthened by learning together
- give examples of socialising activities related to discovering digital technology

Skills examples

- search advice when learning about digital technology
- consult others to solve digital problems and address needs
- join peer learning platforms and communities
- establish peer learning platforms and communities

- set up learning plans to involve care recipients in mutual digital learning
- balance own role of guide with that of peer learner
- exploit areas of common interests with and/or between care recipients
- organise group learning sessions bringing care recipients together

Attitudes examples

- recognise the value of second opinion
- promote reciprocity and openness in digital learning

- approach care recipients as a peer learners rather than pupils
- acknowledge care recipients’ input in digital learning strategies