International and national strategic imperatives

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International and national strategic imperatives

  1. 1. INTERNATIONALAND NATIONALSTRATEGICIMPERATIVES2010 AND BEYONDBy A.N MOKOENA
  2. 2.  INFORMATION VS KNOWLEDGE INFORMATION SOCIETY VS KNOWLEDGESOCIETY
  3. 3. THE RELEVANCE OF ICTs IN KNOWLEDGESOCIETYINTERELATED ASPECTS:NETWORKED SOCIETYCOLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCEELECTRONIC LEARNINGNEW COMPETENCIES FOR TEACHERS
  4. 4. o RELATED STUDIES:UNESCO –IICBAo INTEGRATION OF ICTs IN TEACHEREDUCATION AND TRAINININGo COOPERATION OF STAKE HOLDERS
  5. 5. Pervasiveness oftechnology
  6. 6.  The importance of ICTs in schools New ways of learning and teaching
  7. 7. A basic human right:Importance of good education :
  8. 8. Education is key to economic growth:An educated population is well equipped totackle global issues:
  9. 9. Global objectives for educationLink: UNESCOo Evaluation of the progress:oAchieved and non-achieved goalsso far.
  10. 10. South African department ofbasic education: 2011/2014 national planThe triple T concept!!!!
  11. 11. Cont….Teachers on Time using Textbooks
  12. 12. Issues addressed in thenational plan:Mediocracitypoor learner outcomesInadequencyLearning & teaching materials
  13. 13. Lack of standardsExam and test not benchmarkedLack of cooperationUniformity among officials
  14. 14. Focal points:Grade 3,6 and 12Objectives generalized:Increase number of learners andtheir competenciesImprove performance : In mathematics and languagesand physics (grade12)Source: strategic plan:2011-2014 (Department of Education,2011)…
  15. 15. Attention to early child education as well. Quality education before grade1
  16. 16. The national planningcommissionObjectives for schooling:50% and above achievement450 000 university intake peryearSchool completion with merit
  17. 17. Objectives for FETs and skillsdevelopment:75% intake by FET colleges30 000 artisans annually1 million learning chances
  18. 18. Objectives for higher education:450 000 mathematics andscience students25% graduation increment100 doctoral grads per million
  19. 19. UNESCO ICT COMPETENCYFRAMEWORK FOR TEACHERSA globally recognized initiativeDeals with ICTs competency policiesand standardsProvide benchmark for teachingeffectively with ICTs
  20. 20. Cont…Produce teachers which impart in theirlearners:
  21. 21. Cont…COMPETENCIES FOR TEACHERS
  22. 22.  Competencies for teachers
  23. 23. General aim of the framework: poverty reduction
  24. 24.  Life long learning
  25. 25. Information CommunicationTechnology enhanced TeacherStandard for AfricaPlead that teacher educationprograms should be of good qualityICT-enhanced Teacher Standards for Africa(ICTeTSA)UNESCO-IICBA initiativeStrengthens African teachersFramework for teacher’s career andprofessional development
  26. 26. Clarity on how teachers shouldprogress with regard to ICTscompetency.
  27. 27. ICTeTSA aims for teachers who will beable to :1.DESIGN INSTRUCTION
  28. 28. 2. FACILITATE AND INSPIRE STUDENTLEARNING
  29. 29. 3. CREATE AND MANAGE EFFECTIVELEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  30. 30. 4. ENGAGE IN ASSESSMENT ANDSTUDENT COMMUNICATION
  31. 31. 5.ENGAGE IN PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT AND MODEL ETHICALRESPONSIBILITIES
  32. 32. 6. UNDERSTAND SUBJECT MATTER FORUSE IN TEACHING
  33. 33. Cont…Teacher training and professionaldevelopment in ICT(2007)Broad aims:1. Establish pedagogical framework2. Establish technical framework3. Establish collaboration and network
  34. 34. The importance of meeting suchaims1. Establishing pedagogical framework:To help teachers acquire a sound andclear understanding and use of ICT forpurposes of teaching and learning.2. Establishing technical framework:
  35. 35. Teachers need to know which ICT resources areimportant and useful to them both inside and outsidethe classroom3. Establishing collaboration and networkTeachers must be able to participate in and bepart of professional bodies and ICTs are therefor that use.
  36. 36. references National planning commission. 2011. Thepresidency.South Africa Strategic plan 2011-2014(Department ofEducation,2011)… Response to the Global Monitoring Report(EducationInternational, 2008) UNESCO. 2005. Capacity Building of Teacher-TrainingInstitutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paris, UNESCO.

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