saying that it represents &quot;how action plans work in most organizations
Note: training and workshopping are not mentioned!!!
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Ownership and responsibility Involvement Taking charge of one’s own learning Implementing Equality CPD is for all staff Differentiated (take into account different contexts, needs, learning styles, mental models) Open and clear communication (transparency) At start: baseline/gap analysis: Not focused (Limited impact on teaching and learning practice, classroom practice doesn’t change) No shared vision: no clear college policies on teaching and learning, CPD, communication, ICT, etc. Ownership limited Equality perceived as a problem
Plan: System needs (MOE policy) College needs (College self-evaluation) Individual needs (APAS, self-reflection) Implement: Participate and provide support Ensure quality activities/provision Baseline/Gap analysis: Not systematic (PIM) Ad hoc, no sustained efforts Limited strategies (mainly outside workshop, upgrading qualifications, limited on the job learning through coaching, action research, lesson study, peer observation, work groups, etc.) Not integrated supportive environment for staff learning Limited structures (CPD committees, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, time for CPD) Limited collaboration within college Not always open and effective communication Limited networking, partnerships, collaboration among colleges CPD not always among priorities in budgeting Limited access to new information (Internet, books)
VVOB has invested quite a lot in colleges. Schools have other challenges. Infrastructure and electricity challenges Limited use in the classroom Access to internet: expensive and not reliable No ICT support staff Most common use is for administrative purposes. Where ICT gets in the classroom it is mostly use of powerpoint. Not supported by ICT curriculum or policy of MOE.
to be spent in the College according to own wish – though the person who earned it to have a big say in the spending!
40 proposals - 25 passed Jury Meeting : MoE, Grassroots consultant, VVOB Zambia Criteria: introduction of something new at your college, institution will benefit education should be potentially interesting for others to copy should be a challenge for you, compared to your skills now. should be clearly explained and have a rough planning. should follow, be in line with action plans at your College of Education, institution .
How can grasshoppers change ICT practices? By Lieve Leroy, VVOB Zambia July 5 th – 7 th 2011, ICT in the Classroom Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa
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