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  • Asia Pacific Networking Feng Chun

    1. 1. Fengchun MIAO ICT in Education Unit UNESCO Bangkok Enabling Teacher’s Successful Use of ICT Asia-Pacific Networking Among Teacher Education Institutions
    2. 2. The potentials of ICTs for education: UNESCO’s Recognition As a delivery medium for EFA As a pedagogy-enabling tool Within overall education system for the education As a edu. management tool priorities As a subject for ICT literacy
    3. 3. Six Realities of ICT for Teachers in Asia and Pacific Region 1. ICTs equipped in political showrooms, no rooms to show real impact 2. ICTs over-used by students outside schools, but under-used by teachers in classrooms 3. Teachers grown from non-information society, students born as ICT Natives
    4. 4. Six Realities of ICT for Teachers in Asia and Pacific Region Teacher Educators 4. Teachers are lack of ICT Pre-service Teachers competency, teacher educators not better; individual capacity is insufficient, institutional capacity not better 5. Teachers prepared by teacher centered approach, asked to teach with student centered pedagogy 6. Student-centered is labeled as trademark of teacher-centered instruction, not being used as ‘marks’ to trade students’ achievements
    5. 5. Challenge: ICTs radicalize pedagogy innovation ICTs heavily added values to“3Cs” of students: Learning content enriched to multiple sources, communication extended among them and beyond, and individuals become online or face-to-face community Fulcrum of pedagogy needs to shift from teachers center to student center to gain a new balance and harness the Learning full potential of ICT for learning. Community Content n io Sources c at u ni m m Co
    6. 6. Opportunity: ICTs enable the pedagogy innovation Teachers can innovate pedagogy by ICT-enabled “3Cs”: Enrich content by searching engines, facilitate knowledge understanding by multimedia & computation tools, and manage learning content by LMS. Join and facilitate communication with students Organize meaningful collaboration in learning community Content Sources Communication Learning Community
    7. 7. Pedagogy innovation of using ICT is a continuum from using ICT to reinforce existing teaching … project based collaborative ICT for learning practice learning management management behavior ICT-supported organization group discussion content individual storage fact ni ng memorization le ar information knowledge knowledge ed t y presentation understanding application b as tivi ICT for content T- ac
    8. 8. Two pitfalls in pedagogy innovation Disregard use of ICT for traditional pedagogy: Subject specific contents are indispensable building blocks of project based learning activities Gap between the espoused pedagogy and the pedagogy-in-use: Self labeling teacher-centered activities as student- centered ones risks aggravating teacher’s pedagogy development
    9. 9. UNESCO Bangkok’s Work: Enabling the successful use of ICT  Standard setter  Capacity builder  Clearing house  Promoter of international cooperation
    10. 10. Overall Goal of ICT in Education Programme UNESCO Bangkok Assisting member states in harnessing the potential of ICT towards achieving quality education for all goal in the Asia-Pacific region
    11. 11. Focus areas of ICT in education programme of UNESCO Bangkok  6 focus areas: policy, teacher training, teaching and learning, non-formal education, monitoring & measuring, research & knowledge sharing.  2 emerging areas: ICT in Higher Education, and ICT as a Subject Area
    12. 12. Next Generation of Teachers Project: Institutional capacity building for TEIs  Asia-Pacific Networking among teacher education institutions (TEIs)  Overall goal: Build institutional capacity of in designing and providing training program on ICT- pedagogy integration for pre-service teachers.
    13. 13. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs I. Ecological system of teacher training for pre-service teachers Dean’s Forums Curriculum Curriculum Where we are going Development •International Workshops standards Leadership •National standards •Local social needs E-readiness Capacity-Building Where we are: Workshops for Current Instructors situation Instructors' Capacity
    14. 14. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs II. Pedagogy before technology: National Workshops on ICT-pedagogy Integration for 12 countries Specializing Creating innovative & open Transforming in the use of ICT and free learning environments Understanding Facilitate learning using how and when to use ICT Infusing multi-modal instruction Learning how to use ICT Enhancing traditional in subject teaching Applying teaching Becoming aware of ICT Applying productivity tools Emerging (a) Stages of ICT usages (b) Pedagogical Usages of ICT
    15. 15. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs III. Engaging the institutional leaders: Network of Deans: 3 Dean’s Forums covering over 150 deans of TEIs; the 4th – 29-30 June, 2009.
    16. 16. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs IV. Peers are the long-term trainers  2 Peer Coaching workshops for 60+ teacher educators  3 Regional Innovative Teachers Conferences brought together over 400 master teachers: ICT for Heritage Education; ICT for ESD; ICT for Multi-cultural Education
    17. 17. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs V. Tackling the difficulty TEIs can not afford: 10 national workshops on essential IT & networking technology for over 80 master teacher trainers
    18. 18. Asia-Pacific Networking among TEIs VI. Transforming the training content: ICT-related curriculum development reform
    19. 19. The Scaling-up Strategies of Next-Gen Project for Institutionalization UNESCO Country Offices UNESCO Bangkok Implementing Partners National Commissions for Project Management Cisco System, Intel, UNESCO Team Microsoft, etc. Government Driven UNESCO Initiated Institution Led Initiatives Activities Reforms Country Project Team Regional Events Authorized by the MoE -Responsible Sector -Country coordinator Lead Institutions - Heads of TEIs - Team members TEIs TEIs Dean/Head, curriculum developers, and instructors Activities led by TEIs TEIs National initiatives led by Lead Institutions Lead Institutions … …
    20. 20. The main project activities of Next-Gen project for institutionalization First Regional Meeting Resources synergy Second Regional Meeting UNESCO Bangkok Experience sharing UNESCO Bangkok First Curriculum Technical assistance Second Curriculum Development Workshop and monitoring Development Workshop UNESCO Bangkok UNESCO Bangkok UNESCO Bangkok Capacity Building Workshops for Instructors (Pre-service teacher educators) on ICT Skills, ICT-pedagogy integration, and Peer Coaching Co-ordinated by UNESCO Bangkok, hosted by Lead Countries and Lead Institutions, in cooperation with other Partners Innovative Practices of pre-service teachers in designing and practicing pedagogically proper ICT-based lessons Facilitated by instructors who have received trainings from UNESCO Bangkok
    21. 21. Thank you fc.miao@unescobkk.org www.unescobkk.org/education/ict www.unescobkk.org/forum/education/ict

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