Using ICTs to support the key competency development

ICT and the Key Competencieshttp://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=competenciesict-090323153852-phpapp02&stripped_title=ict-and-the-key-competencies

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I was in Reporoa last week speaking to staff from five different secondary schools involved in an EHSAS contract about the ways ICTs can be used to support the development of key competencies as described in the New Zealand Curriculum. I’ve included my presentation above and embedded in the “Presentations” tab on my blog.
The ideas I shared are very practical, and draw heavily on web2.0 tools and other online applications that can be easily accessed by students from home or wherever they have access to the internet – so they are able to continue exploring, creating, contributing and collaborating after the formal class session has been completed.
For me this is the most exciting thing about using ICTs to support the key competency development – that they are tools that can so easily be put in the hands of learners, and do not require the use of specialist hardware or software installed on machines that can only be accessed during school hours etc. This is an essential first step towards seeing many of these key competencies fostered and developed through regular engagement.

4 thoughts on “Using ICTs to support the key competency development

  1. I really like slide 41, the summary that links effective learning, ICTs and the new curriculum in a really succinct way for teachers. There is a value proposition here for non-ICT savvy teachers. A message I am constantly restating when delivering any ICT PD these days is.. “It’s not about ICT… it’s about good teaching and learning”

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  2. Thanks very much for so clearly drawing the links between the NZC, the key competencies and e-learning as enabling learner centred, activity-based, experiental learning. To make these connections even more powerful, I wonder if we also need to add in the learning areas as contexts through which we teach the KCs. ‘Thinking’ like a mathematician might look quite differently from ‘Thinking’ like a scientist, and so on. (I’m really indebted to NZCER for their ideas around the relationship between learning areas and the KCs). I’m not clear about this yet – looking forward to the thoughts from others …

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  3. For me this is the most exciting thing about using ICTs to support the key competency development – that they are tools that can so easily be put in the hands of learners, and do not require the use of specialist hardware or software installed on machines that can only be accessed during school hours etc. This is an essential first step towards seeing many of these key competencies fostered and developed through regular engagement.

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