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ICT IN EDUCATION

This module, enables Teachers to start engaging in the pedagogically effective use of ICT to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom.

Technology brings many potential benefits to education, but it must be used appropriately. Teachers need to use their own experience as educators to make informed decisions about how best to integrate technology. The ICT in Education module helps teachers to make these decisions, allowing them to introduce technology into their teaching practice in a way that enhances outcomes for students.

SYLLABUS

 

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

On completion of this module the Teacher will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts and benefits of using ICT to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom.

  • Outline considerations for planning an ICT-enhanced lesson.

  • Understand safety, security and well-being considerations when using ICT in education.

  • Outline ICT resources that can be used to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

  • Understand how to source and evaluate ICT resources to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

  • Outline key features of classroom technologies.

  • Use key features of a learning platform.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MODULE?

  • Certifies the key concepts relating to the use of ICT in the classroom.

  • Supports educators who wish to start effectively using ICT in their professional practice.

  • Developed with input from subject matter experts in the areas of teaching practice and IT user skills.

 

Download the ICT in Education Module Syllabus (PDF)

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

CATEGORY

SKILL SET

Key Concepts

  • Benefits

  • Pedagogy and ICT

Planning

  • Lesson Planning Considerations

  • Safety, Security and Well-Being

Selecting ICT Resources

  • ICT Resources for Teaching and Learning

  • ICT Resources for Assessment

  • Sourcing, Evaluating ICT Resources

Managing the Learning Environment

  • Classroom Technologies

  • Learning Platforms

HOW WAS THIS MODULE DEVELOPED?

This module has been developed with input from ICDL National Operators, as well as European Schoolnet. In addition, a pilot of the module is being undertaken in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin to validate the programme with a group of teachers.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Please note that this module is only relevant to Teachers.  Contact info@icdl.org.za for more information.

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