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Intergrated approach

  1. 1. ICT across the Curriculum: Integrated Approach by Rosemarie Roberts
  2. 2. Authentic: Learning takes place in a meaningful real world manner Student-centred: Lessons are built on students’ interests Value of the integrated approa Expressive: encourages engagement of ideas and construction of meaning through dance, dramma, music, movement The integrated approach is using ICT for learning and to aid learning in an environment that is fun, comfortable, flexible and interesting. Social: learning is done through social interaction and scaffolding Collaborative: cooperative learning is encouraged instead of individual or competitive Cognitive: encourages higher order thinking and inquiry learning Reflective: there is reflection and debriefing on what was learned Constructive: uses existing knowledge to create new learning. Challenging: Develops critical thinkers responsible for their learning.
  3. 3. Learning Approach to most effectively integrate ICT into the curriculum The constructivist approach is the most effective in integrating ICT into the curriculum. This approach helps learners to •Internalize new experiences and knowledge into their existing schema and transforming them into new information.
  4. 4. Learning Approach to most effectively integrate ICT into the curriculum cont’d •Engage in meaningful real world tasks and relate their learning to the wider world. Students will gather and evaluate information create useful products and share with their world. •Take responsibility for their own learning by actively engaging in the process through role play, socratic
  5. 5. Learning Approach to most effectively integrate ICT into the curriculum cont’d dialogues, designing. •Work together exploiting each others skills while providing social support and modeling and observing the contributions of each member. •Assesses peers and being assessed by peers.
  6. 6. Expected role of the educator in the classroom once curriculum integration takes place The teacher’s role will be that of Facilitator/coach, manager of learning, researcher, learner, interior designer (creates the environment), evaluator, professional and team player. The Teacher will -create an interactive learning
  7. 7. Expected role of the educator in the classroom once curriculum integration takes place environment -provide opportunities for peer and teacher scaffolding -encourage student inquiry by asking thoughtful, open-ended questions and encouraging students to ask questions of each other and the teacher.
  8. 8. Steps to be taken to develop a strategy towards curriculum integration with IC Form a committee who would focus on developing a plan for using ICT as a tool to improve teaching and learning across the whole curriculum Develop a vision of where you want your school be in the future. Conduct and ICT audit to discover the school current practices Find out the school’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Using the data collected from the audit and the SWOT analysis identify areas that need improvement Formulate action plan to work on areas that need to be improved Implement plan Review and Evaluate
  9. 9. Closing Thought There is no going back. We live in a connected, wired world. Students need to be taught how to engage those connections, collaborate and communicate globally in a fluent skilful way. Integrating ICT in the teaching learning process will help to achieve that goal.

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