User talk:Playnice nz/My sandbox
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|Skills + Knowledge = Competence||2||11:56, 4 July 2008|
|Core ICT skills for educators||0||11:52, 2 July 2008|
We usually consider that a skill is the ability to carry out a particular task or activity, and knowledge is the information we need to perform the skill. In that case could we say that Skills + Knowledge = Competence. If we work on improving skills and knowledge together would that lead to increased competence?
Hiya Vasi - good to be in touch with you! I have a question - are you looking for core skills that relate to all educators or are we talking about adult educators or educators of children? Thanks!
Hi Deborah, I personally believe that there is not much of a difference in the core skills needed by educators. Educators are facing similar challenges whether in primary, secondary or higher education. I know there is a distinction between pedagogy and andragogy as educational theories but in this case I’m more interested in the technogogy ( this is my term for technology supported and empowered leaning, learning with technology not abut it). Most educational debates are around technology Vs pedagogy and focusing on pedagogy first. In my opinion the focus should be on new realty of technology and pedagogy being inseparable and integrated technogogy rather then separated and opposing each other.
What are the core ICT skills that educators need to be good educators?
- Knowledge of basic concepts relating to the use of computers and most common connections
- Word processing
- Use and basic knowledge of the Internet
- Educational use of audio and video equipment
- Basic skills in mobile communication equipment
- Knowledge of the principles of ICT in education
- Understand the importance of a social presence in a virtual learning environment