|Employer:||Ministry of Education (Windhoek College of Education)|
|Other roles:||Student/ Researcher|
Wikieducator is a very useful tool for educators and I would do my best to popularize it amongst my teacher educator colleagues and students
I schooled in northern Namibia. Upon completion I studied at the University of Namibia, where I qualified as an English, Geography and History teacher. I taught in secondary schools, three to be exact, in northern Namibia, but mainly focusing on English as a second language. I also held managerial posts, such as acting school principal as well as head of department - languages.
Looking for fresh challenges, I moved to a teacher training college to become a teacher educator. I became responsible for education theory and practice. However currently I am responsible for integrated media and technology education. I have been teaching for 11 years now.
I believe my extensive travel and extensive subject exposure has given me an opportunity to develop an understanding of teaching from various view points and content basis. It makes it easier for me to teach cross-curriculum subject like integrated media and technology education as it requires one to be confortable with various subjects in the curriculum.
Information Communication Technologies in Education
The Content under this section would be most relevant to Namibian pre-sercive and in-service teachers
Information communication technologies (ICT) integration in education in Namibia can be better understood when one becomes aware of the contents of the following documents:
- Namibian's Vision 2030
- Education and Training Sector Improvement Program (ETSIP)
- Namibia's ICT Policy for Education
- Tech /Na! - ICTs in Education Implementation Plan Guide
For starters, Vision 2030 is the country's comprehensive plan to develop its human resources and prepare the country for a knowldge-based economy at the level of developed countries. ETSIP is a program or strategy to improve the whole education sector to enable it to facilitate the drive towards Vision 2030.
The ICT Policy for Education was developed in 2005 whose purpose is to prepare Namibia's education system - its learners, students, teachers, instructors, educators and communities, for a knowledge-based economy which is regarded as the economy of tomorrow. By integrating ICT into education the main aim of the policy is equip citizens with ICT skills to enable them to access local and international pool of knowledge and information. Amongst other things, the Policy regards ICT as a tool that offers opportunities for better learner/student-centred teaching, enable collaboration for students and teachers, create enthusiasm in learners for learning, etc.
Subsequently, Tech /Na! is an implementation plan that outlines strategies for implementing the ICT Policy for Education. It is described as a comprehensive framework describing ICT interventions across the education sector.
The activities below are to help you to understand the policy documents stated above. Follow the links below where you would find all the resources you need.
The objectives below outline the the focus of the activities
I believe you had fun going through the Tech /Na! website and you have a wealth of information in the form of notes generated through answering the questions in the activity above. Now it is time to do the assignment.
Critical Inquiry/ Action Research
Learning Theories and ICT in Education