Briefing on ITC test and new ITCE framework - 24-25 May 2011


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Briefing on ITC test and new ITCE framework - 24-25 May 2011

  1. 1. New IT Competency in Education (ITCE) Framework for Pre-QTS Teachers & IT Competence (ITC) Test Prof. Joanne CHUNG, Prof. Alex FUNG and Dr. KONG Siu Cheung Implementation Group for ITC Test and ITCE Framework May 2011
  2. 2. Content of the briefing today Welcoming & Introduction Implementation of ITC Test Implementation of new ITCE Framework for pre-QTS teacher education programmes Q&A
  3. 3. Implementation of ITC Test
  4. 4. New graduation requirements related to ITCompetency have been approved in June 2010by the Academic Board:  For non-BEd undergraduate programmes1 – passing of a new Information Technology Competence (ITC) Test  For teacher education programmes – to maintain the existing graduation requirements and procedures of ITCE2 before 2012/13 and to introduce a new framework of ITCE from 2012/13 onwards1 except Bachelor of Music in Education (BME) for the time being2 ITCE – Information Technology Competency in Education
  5. 5. ITC Test for Non-B.Ed. programmes(and Pre-QTS starting 2012/13) ITC Test will serve BOTH…  Immediate need …  Non-B.Ed. undergraduate programmes  Students admitted in AY2010-11 and afterwards  In future … as part of ITCE new framework  Teacher Education Programmes leading to QTS  Students admitted in AY2012-13 and afterwards
  6. 6. ITC Test for Non-B.Ed. Programmes ITC Test – Launching planned for September 2011  „Buy-in‟ IT Proficiency Test Service at CUHK  Registration for Test Service – for full-time undergraduate students admitted in AY2010 and AY 2011  100 – study period of 1 September 2010 – 31st August 2013  150 – study period of 1 September 2011 – 31st August 2014  Training and Test sessions scheduled at CUHK  Students can re-take until passing the Test
  7. 7. ITC Test for Non-B.Ed. Programmes (cont’d)  Support & Co-ordination for the Test Service  Support provided by ITSC of CUHK  Self-paced learning sessions (online)  Instructor-led courses/workshops scheduled by CUHK  E-Helpdesk and telephone enquiries about the Test  Co-ordination by LTTC of HKIEd  Contact point at HKIEd for information and enquiry;  Institutional internal administration for the Test
  8. 8. Implementation of new ITCE FrameworkFor pre-QTS teacher education programmes Starting with Intakes in September 2012/13
  9. 9. Background of ITCE Rapid development of IT over the past 10 years “A Report on the Provision of Consultation Service: Revamp of the Teachers’ IT Training Framework” (Education Bureau, 2007)  to emphasize professional development of teachers in the pedagogical issue of using IT for promoting information literacy (IL) among students “Right Technology at the Right Time for the Right Task” (Education Bureau, 2008) New HKIEd ITCE framework for Pre-QTS teachers  revamped according to the above governmental framework
  10. 10. Current ITCE operation (up to AY2011)
  11. 11. New ITCE Framework Focus on 4 dimensions:  Technical Knowledge  technical components in ICT-supported classroom instruction  Socio-cultural Awareness  issues surrounding the proper use of ICT in school  Pedagogical Integration  practices for integrating ICT into learning & teaching  Managing & Leading Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)  ways to build school ICT capacity & promote systemic change in learning & teaching
  12. 12. Implementing the New ITCE Frameworkfor Pre-QTS programmes at HKIEd Consists of 2 elements:  ITC Test – SAME as that for non-B.Ed. undergraduates  Integration across the Programme for Education Components Education Components Education Components Pedagogical Integration Managing & Leading ICT ITCE ITC Test ITC Test Technical Knowledge Socio-cultural Awareness
  13. 13. New ITCE Framework for Pre-QTSProgrammes Education Components cover…  “pedagogical integration” – 4 performance indicators:  understand learner-centred learning environments enabled by ICT in pedagogical practices & innovations  design appropriate learning experiences that facilitate pedagogical practices using ICT  apply ICT in learning & teaching to facilitate development of IL and generic skills in students  apply ICT with multiple assessment methods in assessing student learning
  14. 14. New ITCE Framework for Pre-QTSProgrammes (cont’d) Education Components cover…  “managing and leading ICT” – 5 performance indicators:  participate in making decision on hardware, software, and administrative systems of a school  participate as a team member to build school ICT capacity and promote systemic change in learning and teaching  engage in strategic planning in ICT implementation  evaluate and reflect on professional development regarding the pedagogical use of ICT  understand the policies on ICT in education at school and system levels
  15. 15. Preparing for the New ITCEFramework for Pre-QTS Teachers Integration of Education Components requires:  Individual Programmes to include Education Components in a discipline-based way that best suit their programmes  Individual Departments to allow flexibility for individual programmes to carry out the course infusion  The Faculties and Institute to  oversee the course integration & effectiveness of the Education Components  provide a digital-rich environment for learning & teaching  align the policy, procedures & practices relating to the graduation requirements for ITCE for all teacher education programmes
  16. 16. Preparing for the New ITCE Framework for Pre-QTS Teachers Next step – „stock check‟ exercise by Faculties/Departments for each programme:  A sample checklist will be provided for the three Faculties to work with departments/programmes  Check the current situation of integration of IT components in a programme  Attend to new areas of integration as needed in a programme  Identify areas/components which require centralised institutional support
  17. 17. Sample of Checklist
  18. 18. Sample of Checklist (Cont’d) Possible information to fill in the check boxes  Give  wherever appropriate  Provide the year of implementation and what kind of activity you have applied to the course your taught, for examples:  Online Discussion forum were used to promote collaborative learning and enhance student learning in the course Art-making (A) in 2010  Online quiz was used in the class of Art and Culture to understand what the students have learned at the end of the class in 2009  Using peer assessment to assess students‟ group presentation in the class of Education though Art enhance students‟ understanding of design and implementation of assessment  Decide to buy iPhone/iPod touch for the T&L activity – introduction of HK „Old‟ buildings
  19. 19. Q&AThank you! Implementation Group for ITC Test and ITCE Framework