These presentation willcover the following issues: Knowledge society Pervasiveness oftechnology Education for All goals Present future nationalstrategic objectives National and internationalteacher competency conclusion
What is knowledge society• Is a society in which information can beexchanged in forms of words, images andsound…• A society in which knowledge can be a force ofchanging society.• Is building of the modern information andcommunication technologies
Knowledge society• Ensures that young people are equipped withright skills…• it bring justice, solidarity, democracy andpeace• A knowledge society creates, share and usesthe knowledge for the prosperity and well-being of its people. Lov and Brits, (2007).
Intégration of ICT inorder to build theKnowledge Society byusing:Personalcomputers, DigitaltelevisionEmailSmart-phones to learn
NETWORKEDSOCIETYEducation technology, connected learning and the rise of the Networked SocietyEducation needs networks of knowledge take in into account the following:new knowledgeAccess to knowledgecommunication in a networknew teaching, new Learningnew tools, new resources, new pedagogiesnew space and timenew teaching profession
Is a type of shared or groupintelligence that emerges from thecollaboration and competition ofmany individuals.Aims to:The (open) classroom is the first placewhere collective intelligence can bebuilt and used.Develop collective intelligence ofpupilsDevelop the capacity forcollaborative workUse collaborative work
The school in theKnowledge SocietyFuture schools: a new conception ofteachingtraining, learning. Managingdifferently time andspace. Internet andvirtuality individualisation andcollaborationInteractivity: contentinteractive andtutoring
Being a Teacher in the Knowledge Society
Pervasiveness of technology
Technology in education -positiveeffects• Unlocked opportunity forstudents• help all kinds of learners• allow teachers toeffectively organize andpresent lessons• Enhance learning• Save time• take learning outside of theclassroom
Technology in education –negativeeffects• Limited resources canbe a disadvantage tostudents• Distractive to student• Waste time
Education for all
Six educational goals for all1. Expand early childhood care and education2. Provide free and compulsory primaryEducation to all3. Promote learning and life skills for youngPeople and adults4. Increase adult literacy by 50 %5. Achieve gender parity by 2005, genderEquality by 20156. Improve the quality of education
Analysis of progress report• Bado issue of quality educationfor everyone has notbeen addressedo adequate teachereducation and careerprospectso the financingcommitments not metthe needs• Good increased enrolmentand expansion of freeprimary education the goal of achievinggender parity by 2005was not met
• The Report identifies three main challenges inrelation to quality of education:• First – monitoring of the learning outcomes.Monitoring of the learning outcomesLow learning outcomes in developingcountriesEffective strategies to assess knowledge andskills
• Second- improvement of environmentAccess to learning resources ( lowpupil/textbooks ratio)Overcrowded or dilapidated, noisy and unsafeclassroomAccess to technology
• Finally- attracting more and better teachersShortage of teachersWhere pupil/trained teacher ratios (PTR) canreach 40:1
• Slow progress– half way to achieve the sixeducation for all goals.• Improvement in some aspects and serious failuresand underachievement in others.• Programme does not necessarily benefit all people.
• THE FOCUS OF OUR STRATEGIES IS GEAREDTOWARDS THE LEARNERS, THE TEACHERSAND THE SCHOOLS AND, BYEXTENSION, PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATIONOF EDUCATION, INCLUDING DISTRICTMANAGEMENT – MINISTER OF EDUCATION
PROGRAMMES TO MEASURE AND EVALUATE THENATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN:PROGRAMME 1: ADMINISTRATIONPROGRAMME 2: CURRICULUMPOLICY, SUPPORT AND MONITORINGPROGRAMME 3: TEACHERS, EDUCATIONHUMAN RESOURCES AND INSTITUTIONALDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMME 4: PLANNING, INFORMATIONAND ASSESSMENTPROGRAMME 5: EDUCATIONALENRICHMENT SERVICES
• Early childhood development• Schools• Further education and training• More qualified teachers• Higher education• Improve education syestem
1. Early childhood development - children grow uplacking food and nutrition2. Schooling - the legacy of law-quality education3. Further education, training and skills development- not enough public institutions providing learningopportunities4. Higher education - low participation rates
Update on progress andachievements for 2012/13• Early childhood development - There are now 19 261registered early childhood development (ECD) centres withjust under 845 000 children receiving ECD and partial careservices.• Schools - Over 11 million learners and 24 000 schoolsbenefitted from workbooks and textbooks provided at thebeginning of the 2012 academic year.• Further education and training -R200 million was provided tothe National Student Financial Aid Scheme for loans tostudents who have completed their studies• More qualified teachers -In 2011, 10 370 newly qualifiedteachers graduated from public universities. This representsan increase of 74,5% since 2008. By 2014, over 14 000 newteachers are expected to be trained
• Government will empower principals tomanage their schools and they will be heldaccountable for maintaining a high standard ofeducation in schools. All principals and deputyprincipals will enter into performancecontracts in the future with clear performancetargets. This will help to strengthenaccountability in and district support forschools.
National and International initiativesregarding continuous professionaldevelopment of teachers.
• Emphasize that teachers need to help student tobecome:o Collaboration, problem solving and creative usage ofICT• It addresses aspects such as :• Understanding ICT in education• Curriculum and assessment• Pedagogy• ICT• Organisation and administration• Teacher professional learning
six interrelated broad standards ofteachers
ICT Competency for teachersintended to:
• EDUCATION IS THEMOST POWERFULWEAPON WHICH YOUCAN USE TOCHANGE THEWORLD – NELSONMANDELA