Fundamental Teacher Training Course on The Integration of ICT in Teaching and Learning

If the global vision is that of maximizing the power of technologies for better economies, then educational institutions, such as schools, are  strategically suitable incubators for such with the teachers being central in the realization of such vision. In this regard, it is important for them to be sufficiently empowered even for this task.

This is a Continued Professional Development Course (CPD) intended for the in-service teachers, teaching learners from the Foundation Phase level up to the FET band level (grade R to grade 12), as described in the South African Education  system. It is aimed at assisting them in developing sufficient knowledge and skills that will equip them to effectively integrate these technologies into their created learning environments.

The course assumes that teachers have a working knowledge in the use of computers or any other devices that can access an online platform. the course is mainly delivered on line through a user friendly Virtual Learning Environment, and of course with 24/7 dedicated technical assistance. Over this period, 3 modules will be covered with appropriate assessment.

A certificate of achievement will be awarded to those with 50% attainment in all the modules. This can be possibly attained when one has achieved the minimum of 50% in each module.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, it is anticipated that course participants will be able to:

 

Module 1: Pedagogy , ICT and ICT integration :

Learning Outcomes

Unit 1: Understanding Critical Concepts

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Unit 2

Pedagogical Content Knowledge

The Value that ICTs can bring to the learning experience

Additional Reading

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Assessment.

Quiz

State whether TRUE or FALSE

PCK caters for ICT Integration

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For effective ICT integration, Pedagogy, content and technology should be molded in to one.

Module 2: Evaluating and Selecting ICTs for Teaching and Learning Experiences

Learning Outcomes for the Module:

Unit 1

Unit 2: Evaluation and Selection of Suitable Electronic Resources in the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Additional Reading

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Assessment

Written Assignment project

Module 3 : Assistive ICTs for Inclusivity

Learning Outcomes for the Module

Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technologies and Augmented Alternative Communication

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Learning Outcomes

Unit 1: Assistive Technologies

Unit 2: Augmented Alternative Communication (AAC)

Unit 3: Principles and Significance of AAC within the Inclusive Education context.

Additional Reading

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Research Project

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