NATIONAL STRATEGICIMPERATIVESChange happens each and every day of ourlives, be it being a forced change for a sick manwho is told by his doctor to stop smokingbecause his lung cancer is spreading rapidly orchange due to time, seeing the need to bring innew changes.
EDUCATION SYSTEM Education is also a system that changes from time to timebecause there is a gap and the new change aims to closing thatgap. Ms GNM Pandor once said in a forwarded speech in thewhite paper on e-Education “Information and communicationtechnologies (ICTs) are central to the changes taking place allover the world”. Changes are not only happening in South Africaalone there are also taking place in other countries or they havealready taken place.
THESE CHANGES NEED MONEYAND TIME IN ORDER FORTHEM TO BE IMPLEMENTEDSUCCESSFULLY. BEFORE WEGO ANY FURTHER INTO THISMATTER LET US FIRSTUNDERSTAND THE STRATPLAN 2011 TO 2014 ITSVISION, MISSION AND ITSVALUES.
ICTSThis picture shows howICTs plans to the learnerseducation experiencethrough the use oftechnology.
VISION Vision: Our vision is of a South Africa in which all our people willhave access to lifelong learning, education and training opportunitieswhich will, in turn contribute towards improving the quality of lifeand the building of a peaceful, prosperous and democratic SouthAfrica. (Department of Basic Education, 8). The vision in short is a picture of where they see South Africa aswhole through education fixing the inequalities to produce a qualityeducation that will satisfies all
MISSION The Mission is working together with provinces; our mission is toprovide relevant and cutting edge quality education for the 21stcentury. South Africa as a country has nine beautiful provinces and each ofthese provinces produce educational results these results are thenmostly used to check where the other province lacked and how thisprovince needs to improve.
VALUES Excellence: maintaining high standards of performance andprofessionalism by aiming for excellence in everything we doincluding being fair, ethical and trustworthy in all that we do. Teamwork: Co-operating with one another and with ourpartners in education in an open and supportive way toachieve shared goals.
VALUESLearning: Creating a learning organisationin which staff members seek and shareknowledge and information, whilecommitting themselves to personal growth.
VALUESInnovation: Striving to address the trainingneeds for high-quality service and seekingways to achieve our goals.Growing our own personal values asindividuals and our morals
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY AGENDAAccording to Prof Bernard CORNU whodefines knowledge society as a human society wereknowledge should bring aboutjustice, solidarity, democracy and peace and also asociety were knowledge should be a force tochange.
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETYAGENDAEducators all over South Africa have amajor role to play in the transformation ofeducation and education being the key issuein the knowledge society (IFIP, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 2005)
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETYAGENDA Every learner in the knowledge society is a life long learner, contentand methods of initial education must be prepared or its preparationshould be for a life long learning Life long learning development must be encouraged in all countries asa tool to reduce digital divide and its development needs an integration ofeducation into the real world . In a knowledge society networking id important as it offers many waysto access knowledge in networks in education.
KNOWLEDGE SOCIETYAGENDA As a teacher in a knowledge society you are required new specificcompetencies, as a teacher you should deal with new knowledge , newways of accessing knowledge as things change due to time and era thatwe live in. Teachers are well known to be the key agents of the educationsystem, we want a knowledge society more then an information societywhich will allow all children and people to access knowledge and howeveralso benefit from being educated .
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY In the South African alone the notion of e- Education is set torevolve around the use of ICTs to accelerate the achievement ofnational education goals. e-Education is about the connection of teachers and learners toone another and to support services and also providing platformsfor learning.
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY e-Education connects teachers and learners to better informationvia effective combinations of pedagogy and technology e-Education does not simply mean computer literacy and learningabout ways to operate other types of information or technologies. Its all about ones personal ability to apply ICT skills toaccess, analyse, evaluate, integrate, present and communicateinformation
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY One challenge that’s faces the education system or department is thatthere is not enough resources in some of the provinces to purchasecomputers and other technological tools needed for learning activities totake place. A recent scenario that took place was in Limpopo when textbooks forlearners were expected to be there before school opened but arrived afterquite some time when other schools had began with their academic work.
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY This scenario is an example that some where in other places of thecountry some people do not have access to basic this such as a textbookand we expect them to move that to a computer. In schools like in the Eastern Cape were have no proper classroom noqualified teachers to teach, where are they suppose to obtain money forcomputers and teachers to teach them theses are some of the problemsthat need to be looked into before introducing new methods of learningand teaching
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY The use of technology within schools children has grown over theyears through the introduction of internet access phones they cansearch an explain things or concepts that a teacher ahs not taughtthem in class yet The Department of Education believes that ICTs creates accessto learning opportunities, redress inequalities, improve the quality oflearning and teaching.
PERVASIVENESS OFTECHNOLOGY The use of technology in the education system is for addressing pasteducational inequalities that were caused by apartheid that denied equaleducational experiences ICTs also plays a huge role in the transformation of teaching and thetraining of teachers, the use of computers and other supportinginformation and knowledge education schemes will help in changing theview of education as the same old textbook and desk picture but into amore hands on experience for learner and teacher
EDUCATION FOR ALL Education is an essential asset in the lives of all humans all over the world it’s away were we all come to together through the understanding of our educationalexperiences.EDUCATION IS THE KEY TOSUCCESS!!!!! there is more to this saying then words the understanding of education
EDUCATION FOR ALLSince the end of apartheid we have moved fromeducations policies more then once first was theintroduction of OBE, NCS and now most recentlyCAPS document these are introduced because theDepartment finds a gap that needs to filled andthrough these policies they try and fix the gaps.
EDUCATION FOR ALLIt has been recognised that South Africa isperforming below is potentialEven though South Africa still faces barrierssuch as poverty its still competes with someother countries with its results
EDUCATION FOR ALLInequalities that are produced bypoverty, not having the correctdocumentation such a birth and not havingschools that are near by are some of thechallenges that face South Africans and theeducation system
EDUCATION FOR ALLThe issue of us not all having the sameprivileges has come to a stop because wecan now all attend the school of ourchoice and have the same educationblack or white
PRESENT FUTURENATIONAL STRATEGICOBJECTIVES The aims for the future state that teachers will need to bein the classroom at all times no teacher should be foundattending programmes during school hours Education is a key fundamental asset to all who part takein the opportunity of being educated no matter were one isin the world its value is not seen now but lasts forever itchanges to meet the standards of world and the economy.
The interest of ones mind and the actions they presententail how badly they wanted to be part of the educationsystem and what they want to gain from it. All teachers should be all aware of the policies and beable to correspond with all of the given polices Teacher should also have an excellent knowledge of thecurriculum and the specific curriculum.
REFERNCE Guidelines for teacher training and professionaldevelopment in ICT 2007 Department of basic education, Strat plan 2011-2014, 2011 Department of education,2004,Government Gazette NO26734, White paper on e-Education.
QUOTE OF THE DAYBy educating the young generation alongthe right lines, the peoples state will haveto see that a generation of mankind isformed which will be adequate to hissupreme combat that will decide thedestines of the worldAdolf Hilter