Deputies approve the National Digital Education Policy

The Chamber of Deputies approved on Thursday (4) the creation of the National Digital Education Policy. The proposal seeks to promote informational and digital skills, online tools, training and research to encourage digital inclusion. The project will still be analyzed by the Federal Senate.

The text modifies the Law of Guidelines and Bases of National Education so that basic education curricula include digital skills at all stages, starting from primary school.

“It is important to point out that, according to a study by the World Economic Forum, 65% of children starting primary school today will have professions that do not yet exist. In addition, 8 of the 10 professions with the highest growth in demand are related to technology”, argued the rapporteur of the project, deputy Israel Batista.

According to the proposal, the federal executive power will be in charge of regulating the policy, which must be provided for in the specific multi-year national plan, valid until 2030, and in the budget laws.

The text is structured along four axes:

– digital inclusion: ensure that the entire Brazilian population has equal access to digital technologies to obtain information, communicate and interact with other people.

– school digital education: ensure digital education for the younger population, stimulating and reinforcing digital literacy and digital skills at all school levels and as part of lifelong learning.

– digital training and specialization: promote specialization in fundamentals, technologies and digital applications, training the active Brazilian population, giving them the knowledge they need to be part of a labor market that relies heavily on digital skills to ensure business competitiveness – entrepreneurship, critical thinking and innovation –, in order to promote the employability and well-being of the individual, the community, the country and the planet.

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– digital research: ensure the existence of conditions for the production of new knowledge and the active participation of Brazilian researchers in international Research and Development (R&D) networks and programs.

According to the rapporteur, digital education is very relevant in the contemporary world. Batista explained that the proposal was created to reach all levels of education, from basic education to scientific research.

“The evolution of modernity in societies, in social relationships, in the world of work, communication and information requires that each citizen be given the necessary opportunities to develop skills and abilities to manage information and communication technologies”, added the deputy.

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