The use of technology in education, teachertraining and professional developmentProfessional studies
TEACHER TRAINING ANDDEVELOPMENT Teacher Training and Professional Development in ICT The importance of Information and communicationtechnology (ICT). The notion of e-education The challenge for teacher development in ICT Learning though the use of ICT The requirements of the white paper on e-Education
REFINING EDUCATION, TRAININGAND INVENTION Education and training’s vision Early childhood development Teachers need to have good content knowledge of thesubject they teach. programmes and institutional structures that supportteacher training Reforming the curriculum
REFINING EDUCATION, TRAINING ANDINVENTION CONTINUES….. Districts should provide targeted support teachers should report children’s performanceto parents language policy Infrastructure backlogs needs to be addressed Leaners need to receive high-quality instructionin both their mother tongue and English
THE ICT TEACHER DEVELOPMENT ICT development stages varies depending on the context stages in the continuum gets richer in both technologyand pedagogy The emerging stage The applying stage Infusing stage Transforming Stage
EFFECTIVE TEACHERS MODEL Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and creativity Design and Develop Digital Age Learning experiencesand Assessments Model Digital Age Work and Learning Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
MINISTERSMrs Angie MotshekgaMinister of Basic EducationMr Enver Surty,Deputy Minister of Basic EducationMr Bobby SoobrayanDirector-General of BasicEducation
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR BASICEDUCATION Teacher Development Learner support materials Annual National Assessments District Development Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative(ASIDI)
GOALS AND AIMS OF BASICEDUCATION Education is a basic human right Ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere will be able tocomplete a full course of primary schooling. Expand and improve comprehensive early childhoodcare and education Ensuring that the learning needs of all young equitableaccess to appropriate learning and life-skills programmes
GOALS AND AIMS OF BASICEDUCATION CONTINUES… The Department of Basic Education has a crucial leadership The focus of education and quality improvement strategies This focus guides our thinking At a fundamental level, a challenge for the basic educationsector is to accept that certain things must change the Department for Basic Education has developed adynamic drive to redress the imbalances of the past
T H E U N E S C O I C T C O M P E T E N C Y F R A M E W O R KF O R T E A C H E R STECHNOLOGYLITERACYKNOWLEDGEDEEPENINGKNOWLEDGECREATIONUNDERSTANDING ICTINEDUCATIONPolicyawarenessPolicyunderstandingPolicy innovationCURRICULUM ANDASSESSMENTBasic knowledge KnowledgeapplicationKnowledge societyskillsPEDAGOGY IntegratetechnologyComplex problemsolvingSelf managementICT Basic tools Complex tools Pervasive toolsORGANIZATION ANDADMINISTRATIONStandardclassroomCollaborativegroupsLearningorganizationsTEACHERPROFESSIONALLEARNINGDigital literacy Manage and guide Teacher as modellearner
EDUCATION FOR ALL Education offers engaging and fast-evolving learning environments education can be a driver for growth and empowerment Education enables them to improve the health of their family and thecommunity and to conserve the natural environment. It is through access to high-quality education for all, regardless ofgender, ethnicity, religion or language, that these personal contributionsare multiplied and the benefits of growth can be equitably distributed andenjoyed.
EDUCATION FOR ALL CONTINUES… Provide free and compulsory primary education to all Promote learning and life skills for young people and adults Increase adult literacy by 50% Achieve gender parity by 2005 and gender equality by 2015 Improve the quality of education
THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FORTEACHING The policy goal of the technology literacy approach Teachers should be aware of these goals changes in the curriculum development of ICT skills into relevant curriculum Changes in pedagogical practice involve the use of various ICT toolsand digital content Changes in teacher practice involve knowing where and when to usetechnology .
TECHNOLOGY LITERACY INEDUCATION Technology in mother tongue teaching Technology use in classrooms can offer a new approach toone of the basic skills in the curriculum The aim of the of technology in education The use ICT to create and monitor individual and groupstudent project plans
IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY INEVERYDAY LEARNING design offerings clear rationale for the modules rationale of breadth professional learning activities shouldnot consist of a small number ofdisconnected competencies
THE USE OF ICTS IN SOCIETY ANDEDUCATION A global revolution is currently taking place in education and training. Education ‘s obligation to deliver information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential andcapacity to overcome learning barriers The ICT revolution has had an impact on curriculum development Africa is a developing continent lack of developed infrastructure for information and communicationtechnologies
THE USE OF ICTS IN SOCIETY ANDEDUCATION CONTINUES… Africa has adopted a renewal framework ICTs provide hope for overcoming barriers of social and geographicalisolation NEPAD recognises the pivotal role of ICTs in the establishment ofregional distance learning and health education programmes In order to realise the benefits of ICTs, Africa must develop andproduce a pool of ICT-proficient youth and students
THE USE OF ICTS IN SOUTHAFRICAN EDUCATION Former president Thabo Mbeki has underscored the importanceof ICTs In 2001 PNC on ISAD was established The Commission advises Government on the optimal use of ICTs At the same time, PIAC on ISAD was established The role of the Advisory Council the Ministry ‘s determined to direct the implementation of aprogressive programme for change
ACCESS TO ICT INFRASTRUCTURE Both teachers and leaners in FET must have access to ICT Software and hardware must be set by projecting the long-termtechnological needs of South Africa The Department of Education will establish a desired level oftechnology resources (hardware and software) for each GET and FETinstitution Planning and mobilisation of funds The Department of Education in collaboration with Department ofMinerals and Energy to prioritise the electrification programme for GETand FET institutions
ACCESS TO ICT INFRASTRUCTURECONTINUES… The Department of Education will establish minimum inter-operability standards Provincial education departments must prepare guidelinesfor GET and FET institutions The guide lines will describe how the provincial educationdepartments will ensure content Promotion and supporting of training progremmes and smallbusiness
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY Knowledge is acquired through experience or education ICT can contribute in knowledgeable society The use of ITC to improve living conditions and theeducation system Society working together with the school to improve learningconditions Society that is thriving for grow and success
teach mutual understandingbetween human beings Teach the ethics of humanity,preparing citizens of theworld communication collaboration New knowledge Access to knowledge New teaching and learning New tools, resources andpedagogies. New teaching professionBEING A TEACHER IN THEKNOWLEDGE SOCIETYMust teach Take into account
LEARNERS AND LIFELONG LEARNING INTHE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY knowledge society every learner is a lifelong learner the curriculum , teaching methods and tools musttake into consideration the preparation for lifelonglearning progresses of lifelong learning Lifelong learning must be encouraged in all countries
THE USE OF INTERNET Internet is mainly a tool revolution of Internet Internet enhances our capacity for collective learning andintelligence Internet forces us to experiment new ways of being together, byproviding use with social networks such as: Facebook Twitter Blackberry massager etc.
PERVASIVENESS OF TECHNOLOGY The government is shaping and developing the process ofeducation by developing technology-enriched learningenvironments The successful integration of Technology into the classroom The teaching skills of the future encourage technology literacy, knowledge deepening and knowledgecreation
B R O A D A I M S O F T H E V A R I O U S N A T I O N A L A N DI N T E R N A T I O N A L I N I T I A T I V E S R E G A R D I N G C O N T I N U E SP R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T O F T E A C H E R S The policy goal of technology use Related educational goals The Guidelines for Teacher Training and ProfessionalDevelopment in ICT is a step towards guiding the developmentof the ICT knowledge and skills of teachers to: Enhance the educational experience of learners in theimplementation of NCS
B R O A D A I M S O F T H E V A R I O U S N A T I O N A L A N DI N T E R N A T I O N A L I N I T I A T I V E S R E G A R D I N G C O N T I N U E SP R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T O F T E A C H E R SC O N T I N U E S . . The Framework is an attempt to provide direction inaddressing the ICT training needs of teachers attempts to move away from imposing a narrow vision ofthe appropriate use of ICT in teaching and learning. Guidelines for Teacher Training and ProfessionalDevelopment in ICT will contribute towards themeaningful use of ICT in education
FUTURE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES Childhood development Eradicate child under- nutrition Schooling target South Africa aims on improving its position in internationalrankings Further education and training and skills development Higher education, science and technology
FUTURE NATIONAL OBJECTIVESCONTINUES… Lay a solid foundation for a long and healthy life andhigher education and science achievement. The following are achieved within 5 years All teachers will receive continues training Teachers in under performing schools will receivetraining Competency standards for all educators
EDUCATION AS KEY IN UNDERSTANDINGAND ADDRESSING SOCIAL PROBLEMS Half of children out of school live in delicate and conflictaffected states. Those states don’t equipped to address the challenges ofeducation Education can be a tool that can be used in addressing andeducating societies about social issues HIV/AIDS still poses an enormous threat to the educationalsector
ENGAGE IN INSTRUCTIONALDESIGN PROCESSESStage Knowledge Skills AttitudesEmerging Be aware of the importanceofinstructional design inteaching learningReview various approachestoinstructional designDevelop interest inusing instructionaldesign in teaching learningApplying Recognize and describe theapproaches for 1) analysingneeds and tasks for instruction,2) designing and developinginstruction using appropriatemedia and delivery systems,3) implementing instruction,4) evaluating instructionUse available approachesthatare claimed by the authorsforinstructional materials usingICTs in the specified subjectareasDemonstrate positiveattitudes in usinginstructional materialsdeveloped by othersand that promoteinstructional designapproaches in theirsubjects using ICTsInfusingExplain and criticize thepros and cons of variousapproaches for 1) analysingneeds and tasks forinstruction,Produce instruction by 1)conducting needs and tasksanalysis for instruction, 2)designing and developinginstruction using ICTs fortheirsubject areas and targetgroupsAppreciate the careand rigor needed indesigning instructionfor target learnersusing available ICTtools
LIST OF REFERENCES CONTINUES…UNESCO. 2005. Links between the Global Initiatives in Education. Paris, UNESCO.Van der Berg, S. Gustasson, N. Spaull, N. Armstrong, P. (2011). Improving quality educationin South Africa. A report prepared for the national planning commission.