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Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia


Via Nik Peachey
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As UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova emphasized, “Technology can be a powerful education multiplier, but we must know how to use it. It is not enough to install technology into classrooms – it must be integrated into learning. Nothing can substitute for a good teacher. It is not technology itself that empowers people – empowerment comes from skills and knowledge.”

 

It is within this context that the two phases of the

Next Generation of Teachers Project (Next Gen) funded by Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT), were implemented. The Project was designed to build the institutional capacity of teacher education institutions (TEIs) and Ministries of Education in 15 countries from the Asia-Pacific region in designing and providing training courses on

ICT-pedagogy integration, thereby preparing the next generation of teachers to enhance the process of teaching and learning by utilizing ICT judiciously in the classroom.

 

2 This was done

through 1) engaging Deans and TEI faculty members in planning and creating an ICT-based teacher training environment, 2) guiding TEIs in their curriculum review and development of ICT-related education courses, 3) implementing capacity building workshops for teacher educators on designing, providing and managing teacher training activities on ICT-pedagogy integration, and 4) tapping the TEI network to serve as Resource Centres to ensure that publications (books

and CDs) of UNESCO Bangkok reach the target audience.

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Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:24 AM

Great PD case study on how different systems are incorporating ICT into Teacher Ed

Fulton Schools Professional Learning's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:29 AM

Great ideas for how different systems embed ICT in their teacher training program

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:04 AM

Read about how teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) into their existing curriculum.

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▶ Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world - YouTube

Published on Dec 15, 2014We recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. A few rounds of “Mystery Classroom” was all it took for these students to discover the potential of Translator to break down language barriers and bring people together.
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italklibrary :: HOME

italklibrary :: HOME | TALC News | Scoop.it
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'The italk library is a set of online video resources in English, Australian Aboriginal dialects and other languages.  These stories are aimed at adult learners and cover topics such as money, language learning, mental health, health and disability, the law, and workplace health and safety. These resources could be used in adult literacy, vocational training and community education contexts.' - from NZ Literacy Portal

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Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners | TALC News | Scoop.it
By engaging ELLs with creating, identifying, and narrating through photographs, you can help them learn language by challenging their thinking in other media.
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Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals

Harking back: the ancient pagan festivities in our Christmas rituals | TALC News | Scoop.it
In the movie The Life of Brian (1979), Reg, played by John Cleese, asks fellow members of the People’s Front of Judea: … apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation…
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Asylum seekers and refugees: a quick guide

This quick guide provides an overview of the content of several recent Parliamentary Library publications on issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees, both internationally and in Australia.
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Adult literacy and numeracy - what’s the story?

Adult literacy and numeracy - what’s the story? | TALC News | Scoop.it
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"Adult literacy and numeracy are important to Australia’s economic and social health, so we need to understand the full picture, says Juliette Mendelovits."

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Education and Sustainable Development: A Seminar by karen Malone

Education and Sustainable Development: A Seminar by karen Malone | TALC News | Scoop.it
Overview A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald caught my attention: “Key to the classroom… make it interesting”. “Really?” I thought. “After all these years of innovation and quality teaching frameworks, are we still trying to work out how to engage students?”
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Seminar: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 14:00 to 15:00, Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology.

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Barely working: young and underemployed in Australia

The untold story of the current youth jobs crisis is that youth unemployment in Australia has risen sharply but so has youth underemployment.
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Circumstance Matters: digital access and affordability for people experiencing homelessness

Circumstance Matters: digital access and affordability for people experiencing homelessness | TALC News | Scoop.it
Access to and affordability of digital technology for vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians is an ongoing concern. This talk reports on new research on the access and use of mobile and internet services by people experiencing homelessness and engages with key issues of digital exclusion in the context of a society-wide shift in connectivity and the reform of a wide range of public and commercial services around these changes.
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Why We Should Treat Teachers Like Software Engineers | TechCrunch

Why We Should Treat Teachers Like Software Engineers | TechCrunch | TALC News | Scoop.it
America is widely considered a global leader in economics, business, and culture. But when it comes to education, the U.S. seems to be falling behind. In the..
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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners | TALC News | Scoop.it
Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.
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The human side of the safe use of machinery guidelines: Part one

The human side of the safe use of machinery guidelines: Part one | TALC News | Scoop.it
Through out my ten years plus investigation experience I have never found anyone that deliberately wanted to harm themselves when working on machinery. Machine operators perform tasks as quickly an...
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eslflow

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Eslflow's guide to ESL lesson plans, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, games and activities for English as a Second (or Foreign) Language for teachers and students
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'This website provides lesson plans, worksheets and activities centred around business and everyday English. Resources are arranged by topic and level (elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate). Some IELTS exercises are provided. There is a section on cross-cultural communication, socialising and small talk in business contexts. These resources are recommended browsing for tutors teaching literacy and English language skills in all contexts (including vocational education).' -- from NZ Literacy Portal

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Report marks Australia's shift from settler to temporary migrant nation

Report marks Australia's shift from settler to temporary migrant nation | TALC News | Scoop.it
Immigration is a political hot potato. On the day the OECD published its latest annual survey of global migration, Swiss voters rejected a referendum to reduce annual migration numbers. A few days earlier…
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Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy

Indigenous medicine – a fusion of ritual and remedy | TALC News | Scoop.it
Indigenous Australian practices, honed over thousands of years, weave science with storytelling. In this Indigenous science series, we look at different aspects of First Australians' traditional life and…
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MultiBrief: What we talk about when we talk about best practices: Methods and approaches

MultiBrief: What we talk about when we talk about best practices: Methods and approaches | TALC News | Scoop.it
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5 activities that will hit the spot with your business English students

5 activities that will hit the spot with your business English students | TALC News | Scoop.it
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Some great suggestions here: Icebreaker; Categories; Telephone play; Call my bluff; Author bio.

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Economic benefits of improved literacy skills take 10 years: study

Economic benefits of improved literacy skills take 10 years: study | TALC News | Scoop.it
A long-term study of adult literacy finds it can take 10 years to see the economic benefits of improved reading and writing.
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Lost Conversations - Book launch & public dialogue

Lost Conversations - Book launch & public dialogue | TALC News | Scoop.it
Join Tanya Hosch and Tim Gartrell for the launch of this great little book about cross-cultural leadership which brings together perspectives from a diversity of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous authors, all with first-hand knowledge of what happens when 'black' and 'white' Australians come together to try and work on change. Lost Conversations tells personal stories and proposes new ways of working together - not new ‘fixes’, programs or money - as the critical missing element in how to make progr
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Integrated service delivery for young people: a literature review

This literature review examines youth centres and other programs which offer holistic or integrated youth services in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, and considers supportive policy frameworks.
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'Open' Efforts Score Big in Gates Foundation's $20M Challenge (EdSurge News)

'Open' Efforts Score Big in Gates Foundation's $20M Challenge (EdSurge News) | TALC News | Scoop.it
OPENING GATES' CHECKBOOK: What does the Gates Foundation believe will improve outcomes for low-income post-secondary students? It's willing to spend $20 million to find out. Announced today are seven finalists for the Next Generation Courseware Challenge, nearly all of whom feature some combination
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Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions - The Hechinger Report

Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions  - The Hechinger Report | TALC News | Scoop.it
Human tutors — teachers who work closely with students, one on one — are unrivaled in their ability to promote deep and lasting learning. Education researchers have known this for more than 30 years, but until recently they haven’t paid much attention to one important reason why tutoring is so effective: the management of emotion. …
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