Preparing for National Curriculum with ICTs Dean Groom, Macquarie University A three part workshop on developing a faculty Learning and teaching strategy to meet the needs of the National Curriculum, and ICTs in practice.
Episode 1 New environments New outcomes New uses of ICT
We’ve don’t encounter new tools easily at work – most innovation occurs at home.
Participation is voluntary
Tools are available, but a new tool means rethinking assessment, evaluation and more … rethinking teaching strategy .
Systemic problems Limited teaching strategies when using ICTs. Teachers given limited time to develop them inside systems that don’t equate learning with work. Professional development Ideology Access to the internet to teacher-mentors to personal devices Policy
Rethinking ICTs in the learning context Learning to use Learning about Cffice automation Searching The curriculum focus in on making, creating, thinking, collaborating, exploring and using technology to show what they have learned and what they can do.
Skimming text books and filling out exercise 1a, 1b etc.,
Note taking, copying down, listening to teacher speeches – death by powerpoint
Anything in Microsoft Office
Cut and Pasting, Searching Google
Anything that isn’t easy to do.
Preparing for crossing over Teamwork enables a student to work effectively and productively with others. It includes working in harmony with others, contributing towards common purposes, defining and accepting individual and group roles and responsibilities, respecting individual and group differences, identifying the strengths of team members, and building social relationships. Google Maps Social Bookmarks Google Groups Outcome & Content History Syllabus Nat.Curric (ICT)