The EPICT Framework & Syllabus

The EPICT Framework offers a comprehensive overview of what technologies can be used at School and the related results in terms of competences for students. The EPICT Teachers' Competences Syllabus describes the competeces teachers need to manage ICT based learning scenarios.

The EPICT Framework is consistent with the UNESCO ICT CFT standard which identifies the following three approaches to ICT use at School:

  • A "Digital Literacy" approach: teachers use digital technologies to make more engaging lessons in a traditional classroom enriched with computer and projector or interactive board, using Internet as source of informations, where children make researches as homework and display their work with presentations;
  • A "Knowledge deepening" approach: teachers introduce in class the use of communication tools and propose collaborative and project-based activities linked with real world issues;
  • A "Knowledge Creation" approach: teachers require students to create multimedia products and involve them in interactive learning activities.



EPICT Teachers' Competences Syllabus

For each learning scenario described by the Framework, the EPICT Syllabus identifies which competences are request to design and manage those scenarios. Each Module describes three main areas of competences and the evidences requested in order to gain the EPICT Certification.

[Pedagogical goals]

Title of the Module

Teachers are able to (or to guide students to):

EPICT Module


Pedagogical module

  • Design educational activities for the digital school
  • Choose the most appropriate pedagogical approach
  • Choose the most appropriate teaching techniques

[Learning with the Internet] 
Search on the net

  • Seek and evaluate information on the net
  • Store and reuse resources
  • Use the basic services of Internet


[Write and read digital] 
Text Editor & e-readers

  • Designing the digital text
  • Write and revise digital text
  • USe the most appropriatestrategies and toole Read digital text


[Learning through on-line communication] 
The CMC tools

  • Communicate in forums and chat
  • Communicate in social networks
  • Collaborating in cloud environments


[Skills assessment] 
Evaluation Tools

  • Conduct customized educational activities
  • Use digital for formative evaluation
  • Using digital for the evaluation summative


[Communicate with images] 
Digital graphics

  • Find and evaluate digital images
  • Edit images in digital format
  • Producing graphical representations (maps, infographics, images and augmented reality)


[Analyzing the reality] 
Digital Data 

  • Acquiring data
  • Perform mathematical calculations and statistics
  • Representing with data graphics


[Communicate and express oneself] 
Digital Presentations

  • Design presentation
  • Realize the presentation
  • Exposing the presentation


[Publish and Communicate] 
Web pages

  • Use sites for the school, class or individual
  • Use Blogs for school, class or individual
  • Use portals and e-learning for school or class


Simulation environments

  • Realize mathematical and geometric simulations
  • Use of scientific simulation environments
  • Use of social simulation spaces


[Multimedia Writing] 
Ebook and notebooks online

  • Share and collaborate on documents online text
  • To deliver digital publications for print
  • realize ebook


[Design school innovation] 
Teachers leaders in innovation

  • Making needs analysis
  • Planning innovation activities
  • Manage innovation activities


[Include and give support] 
Digital technologies and Special Needs students

  • Use digital tools to meet the needs of BES in the classroom
  • Refer digital tools to meet the needs of BES at home
  • Suggest the use of digital tools to support the method of study


[Develop computtional thinking and creativity] 
Coding & Gamification

  • Use the software to work out the programming
  • Locate the educational value of the digital game
  • Design of educational robotics activities


[Encourage personal expression] 
Audio, video and animations

  • Organize teaching materials such as videos and videoannotazioni
  • Organize teaching materials in audio format
  • Organize teaching materials such as animations


Teaching with Interactive Board

  • Design and manage interactive lessons
  • Design and manage individual or group activities with LIM
  • Use the LIM as a tool to query and evaluate


eSafety: make education safe

  • Enjoy and produce so sure digital content
  • Manage the safety equipment while you study
  • Entertaining secure relationships in the network


Teaching with mobile toos

  • Design and conduct interactive lessons
  • Plan and support learning activities with the tablet
  • Design and manage interactive lessons on the move


The EPICT Syllabus goes inside DigCompEdu and describes the pedagogical competences related to the use of the particular technologies and to perform the particular learning approaches and perform the competences of the DigCompEdu Framework.
Go to the EPICT & DigCompEdu Page