Department of Technology in Education. ICT Across the Curriculum. Heads of Non-State Secondary Schools 24 th – 28 th January 2005. Charles Galea – Education Officer Computer Studies. Use of ICT now …. Information and Communications Technology (all students)
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Department of Technology in Education
ICT Across the Curriculum
Heads of Non-State Secondary Schools
24th – 28th January 2005
Charles Galea – Education Officer Computer Studies
“It is imperative, therefore, that the educational system ensures that all students, including children of different abilities, gain access to and training in technology and the new means of communication.” Pg. 25
“… one must seriously consider which physical and organizational changes are required of a school which seriously regards the computer as an indispensable learning vehicle.” Pg 43.
All computers in 36 Secondary schools connected to the Internet
“In schools which provide good ICT learning opportunities, pupils achieve higher results in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science … at GCSE level in general”
major DfES study
“Schools that make good use of ICT within subjects at Key Stage 3 and GCSE level achieve better results than those who do not, especially where such schools have access to good ICT resources.”
major DfES study
“The evidence shows that when teachers use their knowledge of both the subject and the way pupils understand the subject, their use of ICT has a more direct effect on pupils’ attainment.”
Becta report to the DfES
Improvements in reading comprehension
Development of writing skills
Students found that learning in a technology-enhanced setting is more stimulating and student-centred than in a traditional classroom
Teachers cannot wait for more computers to arrive at school before they begin the task of building ICT into their working life
1 Does your school mission statement include the philosophy that knowledge is like a seamless fabric?
2 Is the school ethos supportive of change?
3 How is technical support provided?
“From the sage on the stage …
… to the aid by the side”