Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. A warm welcome to <course code and title> Today’s session will provide an overview of the course and a brief history of the MOE’s IT Masterplan for Education.
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Tutor: MP1: Key points: Top-Down Approach by MOE in 1997 Infrastructure – Provision of school-wide networks, and computers for pupils and laptops for teachers Teacher Preparation – Basic Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and integration Software: Acquired by MOE and sent to schools Support: Engaged Industry to provide technical support
Tutor: Masterplan II for IT in Education (MPII) was unveiled in July 2002. consolidates and builds on the achievements of the first Masterplan, and continues to provide the overall direction on how schools can harness the possibilities offered by IT for learning.
According to Jonassen, Howland, Marra, and Crismond (2008), when technologies are used to engage students in active, constructive, intentional, authentic, and cooperative learning, the students learn more. These characteristics of meaningful learning are consistent with the strategic goals of the MOE’s third ICT Master Plan (MP3): self-directed and collaborative learning. To achieve meaningful learning, learning should be set in authentic setting. The notion of self-directed learning is closely related to the elements of meaningful learning, namely the active, constructive and intentional learning. Self-directed learners are intentional in that they set goals and monitor their own progress towards the goals. They actively make sense of the phenomenon that they are studying and construct models and theories to represent their progressive understanding. The notion of collaborative learning is equivalent to cooperative learning as put forward by Jonassen and his colleagues. To solve authentic problems, learners and knowledge workers have to usually work in collaboration to share the cognitive tasks. In alignment with the vision of MP3, this book focuses on using ICT for self directed and collaborative learning.
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Resource video – to show how technology impacts the lives of 21 st century kids.
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ICT for Meaningful Learning
Proposed Course Schedule for ICT for Meaningful Learning Week Theme Remark 1 IT Master Plans, meaningful learning and affordances of ICT 2 Self-directed and collaborative learning with ICT 3 Pedagogical approaches for SDL & CL 4 Planning ICT-based lesson 5 Addressing ICT-related issues (Classroom management and cyberwellness) E-learning 6 Technology Enabled Lessons (TEL) 1 TEL 1 7 Submission of individual assignment 8 TEL 2 9 TEL 2 10 TEL 3 11 12 Final Group Presentation on Lesson Ideas 15 mins per group
<ul><li>Masterplans 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Framework of Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Affordances of ICT </li></ul>
<ul><li>The outcomes of MP1 are that </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are equipped with basic infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers went through basic ICT training </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning of integration of ICT </li></ul>
Outcome of MP 2 is the emergence of innovative teaching approaches
<ul><li>Students possess competencies for self-directed and collaborative learning through the effective use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have the capacity to tailor and deliver ICT-enabled learning experiences for students to develop these competencies </li></ul><ul><li>School leaders provide the direction and create the conditions to harness ICT for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure of ICT supports teaching and learning anywhere, anytime </li></ul>
What are the implications of Masterplan 3 to you? What attitude, skills and knowledge do you need?
Reflecting on experience Describe a meaningful learning experience. What makes it meaningful? Activity 1
Framework of Meaningful Learning <ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning to deal with real world problem using the real tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructing models, theories/explanations, arguments, solutions etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulating variables/environment, making sense </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative/cooperative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working in groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intentional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting goals, planning approach, monitoring, evaluating, adapting </li></ul></ul>
Potential and limitation of ICT <ul><li>Watch then i dentify the </li></ul><ul><li>technologies in this video </li></ul><ul><li>clip </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how they can </li></ul><ul><li>enhance learning using </li></ul><ul><li>this worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>If time permits, discuss </li></ul><ul><li>the limitations of the </li></ul><ul><li>technologies? </li></ul>Activity 2
<ul><li>Watch the following video on K-12 today’s students </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 </li></ul>Optional Activity 1: Engaged me – our students.
Optional Activity 2 Students in the 21 st century requires a different set of skills and knowledge. But what is 21 st century skills?
<ul><ul><li>From a pragmatic perspective, 21 st century skills (by UNESCO) may be given as : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and Media Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ref: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.metiri.com/ 21st %20 Century %20 Skills /PDFtwentyfirst%20 century %20 skills .pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thinkfinity.org/21stCenturyHome.aspx </li></ul>
<ul><li>How does ICT help in achieving the 21 st century skills of our students? </li></ul>
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