ProFuturo’s Education Proposal

At ProFuturo we believe in the transforming power of digital education. For this reason, our education proposal relies on technology, which enables us to reach more people in less time, and on innovative teaching-learning experiences, with which we aim to promote the development of 21st Century skills in the classroom and prevent the already existing education gap from worsening.

ProFuturo's Education Proposal

Learning and educating in the digital age

With a conjunction of two frameworks, the Global Framework for Learning Competence in the Digital Era and the Global Framework for Educational Competence in the Digital Era, we aim to take a holistic approach to two of the most relevant processes for individuals and societies in the 21st century.

The Global Framework for Educational Competence in the Digital Era (FECDE)—a project carried out by ProFuturo, the digital education programme from the Telefónica Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation—has the goal of contributing to the lifelong learning of indeed any person, but it is particularly focused on teachers, so as to support them in their complex and transcendental task of both developing themselves professionally and educating those who wish to learn in the digital era.

It has been created as a starting point for the educational community to reflect on what it means to learn and educate in the digital era and on the key role of the teacher in both processes.

To quote this document: Trujillo Sáez, F., Álvarez Jiménez, D., Montes Rodríguez, R., Segura Robles, A. and García San Martín, M. J. (2020). Learning and educating in the digital age: frames of reference. Madrid: ProFuturo.

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Learning and educating in the digital age

Dynamics Charts

To accompany the reader in reading this publication, we have developed two dynamic graphics that show the three identities or ways of approaching learning and the role of the educator, correspondingly. These identities also point to various roles, functions and practices, in which technology is a cross-cutting element.

View the list of subjects and teaching units within ProFuturo’s Framework for Learning in the Digital Era

Discover what identities, roles, functions and practices each ProFuturo Teaching Unit works with to equip your students with the tools to meet the challenges of the digital era. At ProFuturo we have developed an infographic to show you how our teaching units for children, classified by subject, address the practices of the Global Framework of Competence for Learning in the Digital Age (GFCLDA).

View the list of subjects and teaching units within ProFuturo's Framework for Learning in the Digital Era

Schools of knowledge

Discover ProFuturo Schools, groupings of knowledge across the curriculum to increase teachers’ competencies and enhance the learning experience of children all over the world, completely free of charge. On this page you will find the entire range that ProFuturo offers, divided into:


School of Mathematics

In this school, you will find educational resources aimed at improving teaching practices which can develop students’ logical-mathematical thinking and language.


School of Digital Competence

A set of proposals aimed at reinforcing teachers’ competencies in order to improve students’ learning experience through digital tools.


School of Computational Thinking and Artificial Intelligence

The training resources included here help teachers to develop skills and competencies in terms of Computational Thinking and Artificial Intelligence. They encompass the concept of Computational

Thinking and its importance in relation to technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, which will have a dramatic impact in the coming years.


School of Educational Innovation

It encompasses a set of proposals that contribute to the incorporation of more effective teaching methodologies and strategies in the classroom, contributing to the transition from the traditional

classroom model to proposals that encourage a more active and collaborative role for students in the teaching-learning process.


School of Citizenship

This comprises a range of educational resources aimed at training teachers to improve students’ skills in terms of emotional intelligence, coexistence, entrepreneurship and other keys to sustainable development.


School of Multiple Literacies

Educational proposals are included to help teachers create better learning experiences oriented to the development of competencies that can be considered basic in linguistic, scientific, artistic fields, etc.