Key points:Top-Down Approach by MOE in 1997Infrastructure – Provision of school-wide networks, and computers for pupils and laptops for teachersTeacher Preparation – Basic Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and integrationSoftware: Acquired by MOE and sent to schoolsSupport: Engaged Industry to provide technical support Approach: One-size-fits-all
Based on ICT Connection website, the key ICT in Education priorities are: 1. Set baseline standards for pupils’ learning experiences, teachers’ ICT integration practices, IT HODs’ ICT planning practices, and for ICT infrastructure requirements and digital resources, to ensure that all schools achieve a baseline level of ICT use. 2. Fully support schools that are ready to achieve higher levels of ICT use in education by introducing more recognition schemes and conducting further research on developing and prototyping pedagogical models. 3. Develop schools' capacity within the framework of autonomy to take full ownership of their schools’ ICT implementation. 4. Strengthen the integration of ICT in the curriculum and assessment by focusing on areas of strategic importance and needs and developing partnership models to resource the schools. Additional points:MP II consolidated and built on the achievements of the first Masterplan, and Continued to provide the overall direction on how schools could harness the possibilities offered by IT for learning. 3. Approach – Mass customisation
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Session overview Course introduction Introduction to the key dimensions of meaningful learning Overview of MOE ICT Masterplans
Course objectives To evaluate the potential of ICT tools To build competencies in the use of specific ICT tools To prepare you for implementing ICT-based meaningful learning activities in your classrooms
Hands on Edit your personal wiki page Check email to set up your account first Edit a shared online mind map Check email for invitation Read course admin (see next slide)
Course admin Read at your own pace http://www.slideshare.net/ashleytan/ict-for-meaningful-learning-session01b Also refer to course outline in the wiki for details There will be an online quiz next session!
Activity 1 (10 min) What kind of learning is meaningful to youth today? Compare it with a learning experience that was meaningful to you. What makes a learning experience meaningful to you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6GUx1Zx0w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-PT3vEjw5g
Activity 1 (10 min) What counts as meaningful learning and to whom? Take notes in your wiki page Class discussion
Dimensions of meaningful learning Meaningful learning typically entails: Use of real-world contexts Engagement of students’ prior knowledge Learning by doing Self-directed learning Collaborative learning 9
Activity 2 How has ICT been used meaningfully for teaching and learning in Singapore? Collect data and report it in your group blog
Masterplan 2 (2003-2008) Six intended outcomes for mp2: Students use ICT effectively for active learning Connections between curriculum, instruction and assessment are enhanced using ICT Teachers use ICT effectively for professional and personal growth Schools have the capacity and capability in using ICT for school improvement There is active research in ICT in education There is an infrastructure that supports widespread and effective use of ICT Source
Masterplan 3 (2009 – 2014) Students possess competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT Teachers have the capacity to tailor and deliver ICT-enabled learning experiences for students to develop these competencies School leaders provide the direction and create the conditions to harness ICT for teaching and learning Infrastructure of ICT supports teaching and learning anywhere, anytime
References Jonassen, D., Howland, J., Marra, R., & Crismond, D. (2008). What is meaningful learning? In D. Jonassen, Howland, J., Marra, R.M., & Crismond, D. Meaningful learning with technology (3rd ed.) (pp.1-12). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Ministry of Education (2010). Our ICT Masterplan journey. Retrieved from http://ictconnection.edumall.sg/cos/o.x?c=/ictconnection/pagetree&func=view&rid=664 Teo, Y.H., & Ting, B.H. (2010). Singapore education ICT masterplans (1997-2014). In C.S. Chai, & Q.Y. Wang (Eds), ICT for self-directed and collaborative learning (pp. 2-14). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.
Reminders Next session Group blogs to be ready; individual KWLQ reflections Have some data on school-based ICT use Online quiz Complete short survey Class photo!