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Teacher Education Innovation for Sustainable Development — Lessons from ECNU. Dr. REN Youqun East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai, China Shanghai International Convention Center 2:30pm-5:00pm 15th, May 2007. Start from teacher education Focus on trainer training

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teacher education innovation for sustainable development lessons from ecnu

Teacher Education Innovation for Sustainable Development—Lessons from ECNU

Dr. REN Youqun

East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai, China

Shanghai International Convention Center

2:30pm-5:00pm 15th, May 2007

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Start from teacher education

Focus on trainer training

Teach and learn with ICT

Develop new training module

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1. About ECNU

August, 2006

Became a member of the “985 Project”

Passed the preliminary evaluation for the “211 Project” made by the Ministry of Education

April,1996

ECNU

June,1986

Graduate School was founded.

March,1959

One of the 16 key universities in China

October,1951

Founded

Characteristics:

  • Research
  • Comprehensive
  • Teacher Training & Education
  • Internationalization
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18 full-time schools
  • 39 departments
  • 61 undergraduate programs
  • 94 doctoral programs
  • 139 Master\'s programs (including Master\'s Degree of Education and MPA)
  • 10 mobile post-doctoral research stations
  • Web School of Education, College of Continuing Education and International College of Chinese Culture
  • 1,600 full-time teachers, including 9 national academicians and nearly 1,100 professors and associate professors
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First-rank Disciplinary Doctoral Programs

Education

Sub-discipline

  • Theory of Education
  • Curriculum and Teaching Theory
  • History of Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Preschool Education
  • Educational Culture and Society
  • Discipline Education
  • Adult Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Special Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Leader Education
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Teacher Education Institutions in ECNU

(1)

  • Association and cooperation with UNESCO

—UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education at ECNU

—UNESCO-APEID Associated Center at ECNU

  • Commission and Office of Teacher Education
  • International Center for Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education in related schools
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International Center of Teacher ECNU

  • Prof. Zhou Nan-zhao, Ex-Chief and Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO-APEID;Research Fellow and Ex-Vice President, China National Institute of Educational Research;UNESCO Chairman on University-Industry Relations; President, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education; Advisor, UNESCO China National Commission
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Teacher Education Institutions in ECNU

(2)

  • School of Educational Science
  • School of Public (Educational) Administration
  • School of Preschool Education & Special Education
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of Distance Learning
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School of Educational Science

Department

undergraduate program

  • Founded in 1981
  • Faculty Members 192
  • Professors 50
  • Associate Professors 55

Dept. of Education

Pedagogy

Dept. of Curriculum &

Instruction

Dept. of Educational

Information &Technology

Educational

Technology

Basic Psychology

Dept. of Psychology

Applied Psychology

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School of Educational Administration

Department

undergraduate program

  • Founded in June,2002
  • Faculty Members 58
  • Professors 4
  • Associate Professors 17

Dept. of Educational

Administration

Management of

Public Administration

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School of Preschool Education & Special Education

Department

undergraduate program

  • Founded in Sep,1997
  • Faculty Members 136
  • Professors 8
  • Associate Professors 20

Dept. of Preschool Education

Preschool Education

Special Education

Dept. of Special Education

Psychology

Art Education

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College of Continuing Education

  • Founded in 1998.
  • offers undergraduate programs
  • offers associate diploma programs.
  • offers four undergraduate programs.
  • Offers twenty-two undergraduate programs for students with associate diplomas .
  • Offers twenty associate diplomas programs at the evening school.
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College of Distance Learning

  • Founded in 1999
  • One of the 78 pilot distance education colleges approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Offering undergraduate courses for teachers with associate diplomas and courses for Master of Education
2 ict based innovative initiatives in teacher education
2. ICT-Based Innovative Initiatives in Teacher Education

Progress of capacity building for using ICT in education broadly and deeply, including infrastructure/environment construction, resource development, staff/faculty training, policy making,……

ICT applications in education, including teaching, learning and management.

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Digital campus construction
  • Cyber-education initiatives
  • Digital educational resources
  • New Era Online Curricula Project
  • E-learning technology project

Synchronous teaching platform

Asynchronous teaching platform

Learning management system

E-education charging system

Courseware authoring & intelligent question answering

Drill & testing management system

Educational resources management system

teacher training on computer literacy
Teacher Training on Computer Literacy

Educational technology standards for teachers

  • Information awareness & attitudes
  • ICT Knowledge & skills
  • Technology application and innovation
  • Social responsibility

Projects successfully done in China

  • Intel teacher for future
  • Microsoft learning in partner
  • MOE educational technology capacity training for school teachers
  • Etc..
teacher education informatization initiative
Teacher Education Informatization Initiative
  • Infrastructure building
  • Digital resources development
  • Building up relevant educational programs
    • IT pedagogy
    • Instructional technology
  • ICT-supported instructional innovations
3 linkage between ecnu and the international institute for capacity building in africa
3. Linkage between ECNU and the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa

Joseph N, NGU with DU Yue

UNESCO China NatCom

Joseph N, NGU with YU Lizhong

ECNU

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Strong linkage has been developed, through the UNESCO Chair Programme, between ECNU and the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa in teachers/teacher educators training, through planned joint development of training modules and “training of trainers” workshops.
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4. Recommendations on

Teacher Education in Africa

  • Improving quality of intervention by increasing financing for technical assistance and sectoral studies
  • Strengthening teachers’ capacity building at national and institutional levels
  • Specifying a gender disaggregated budget for female teacher educators in Africa
  • Laying more stress on inter-agency cooperation
  • More and better use of ICTs for expanded access and improved
joint programme of supporting african countries in teacher capacity building
Joint Programme of Supporting African Countries in Teacher Capacity-Building
  • Types of capacity to be built:

Teaching skills, information literacy,

  • Trainer: International and ECNU scholars
  • Trainee: Africa teacher trainers
  • Mixed Training modules: (in developing)

4 weeks face-to-face training in ECNU

3-4 months online courses through networks

1-2 weeks action plan in African countries

CD, VCD and DVD for remote area in Africa

  • Resources to be invested: human/knowledge/financial
suggestion for action
Suggestion for Action
  • Starting with Training Teacher Trainers
  • Training ICT and Training through ICT
  • Developing flexible Training modules
  • More cooperation among governments, international organizations (such as UNESCO, UNICEF), Teacher Education Institutions (such as ECNU), and donars (such as ADB)
welcome to ecnu

Welcome to ECNU

Dr. REN Youqun

[email protected]

East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai, China

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