PCF5:CYP - Innovation in curriculum and assessment: using technologies to improve teaching and learning
Title of session
Innovation in curriculum and assessment: using technologies to improve teaching and learning
- Date: 14 July 2008
- Time: 14:00
- Room: Nunn Hall
- Mrs. Rholene Bok, Broadening access to education in Namibia through a range of open and distance learning programmes, (583)
- Dr. Kirston Greenop, Girl learners using mobile phones in the classroom for mathematical education, (83)
- Mrs. Verlaxmi Indrakanti, Revitalising school curriculum through innovative technologies: A pragmatic approach, (630)
- Pamela McLean, Local teachers talking: About information and communications technologies (ICT) and with ICT in rural Africa, (70)
- Dr. Christine Ofulue, Teaching and learning language at a distance in a multilingual context: Issues and challenges, (456)
Key Issues that arose in the session
- Teacher training to improve the quality and self esteem of instructors.
Examples of curriculum and development:
- Bangladesh Open University (curricula for year 6-8 students, including ICT skills development)
- In BC, Canada secondary school students take compulsory planning course (life skills): ODL mode has increased student attendance & interest; first ODL course exposure for most students; positive experience spurs further interest in ODL
- Certificate in Small-scale Business Management; soon Entrepreneurship (Namibia)
- TVET teacher certification (Bahamas & Caribbean)
- Evaluation and assessment of programs.
-ICT’s are male based.
-use different media to assist content and age.
-Gender issues removed from use of cell phones.
-Cultural and community values emphasized.
-Quality of the Programs (courses).
- Attitudes and Approaches
- Global exposure via TV media impacts cultural perspectives
- ODL planning course increases student interest in course and distance education
- Learner becomes more responsible for progress
- Depends on cultural attributes (some attitudes deeply entrenched and hard to change e.g. HIV/AIDS & Sexual behaviour)
- Husbands helping wives at home to enable them to study (changes role dynamics in spousal relationship)
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Points for future action (Policy, recommendations, commitments etc.)
- Food security vs. Cell phones (technology usage)?
- Availability/Access and Sustainability of programs.
- How deal with multiple languages, 100’s in some countries, and how does it affect access?