Synthesizing Digital Teacher Competencies for Teaching Profession Students in Higher Education

  •  Sutthikarn Bojukrapan    
  •  Rukthin Laoha    
  •  Thada Jantakoon    


The synthesis of digital teacher competencies for students in the higher education teaching profession aims to: 1) synthesize digital teacher competencies for teacher students in higher education 2) assess how suitable these digital teacher competencies are for students in the teaching profession within higher education. This study employed document analysis and exploratory research. The researcher conducted an in-depth analysis of research papers and articles published from 2014 to 2023 related to digital teacher competencies in higher education students. These papers had been published in research database and were selected based on their titles and keywords. In total, 22 research papers were initially considered. After a rigorous review, 12 studies in both Thai and English were shortlisted for further analysis. The researcher synthesized a theoretical framework and a design framework. Then, a questionnaire was administered to 5 experts in the field, and their responses were analyzed using statistical measures, including averages and standard deviations.

The results of the research showed that 1) digital teacher competencies for higher education teacher students consist of 9 competencies, namely: Competency 1. Knowledge, skills, abilities about digital technology, Competency 2. Adaptation and change of technology. Competency 3. Solving problems and using digital technology and organizing virtual environments 4. Ethics, morality and technological safety 5. Communication and team work 6. Teaching strategies and ICT application 7. Innovative education creators and evaluators 8.expected characteristics and learned lesson, and 9. Connecting knowledge and fostering collaboration; 2) the results of the assessment of the suitability of digital teachers for higher education students by experts are at the most appropriate level, with a mean (x ) score of 4.51, a standard deviation (S.D.) of 0.21.

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