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Life-long learning, including development of professional competence, is an essential paradigm of the 21st century. The goal of this research is to analyse the quality and efficiency of the educators’ professional competence enhancement programme dubbed “Fundamentals of Programming in Visual Programming Environment Scratch” in accordance with the following criteria: organization, lecturer’s competence, quality of handouts, content, expectations, usefulness, applicability, and the overall assessment of the programme. The target group of the research is 98 educators of Latvia. Data was collected using close and open questions to ensure triangulation of data. Results were analysed using SPSS 20. The correlation coefficient was used to analyse the data. Per the results of the analysis, the acquisition of the professional competence enhancement programme, educators have significantly improved their knowledge in programming, as well as the digital competence in general
Keywords: educators’ professional competence; digital competence; fundamentals of programming; programming environment; Scratch.
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