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Fourth National Training Workshop for Teacher Educators

6-10 March 2006: Jakarta, Indonesia

Helping Indonesian teacher-educators build their capacity to use ICT in the classroom
ICT is nothing new to formal education. Distance education has utilized technological innovations since the late 19th century. However, ICT is continually changing and developing, and this change has occurred very rapidly in the past two decades. Teachers must keep up with these changes in order to better prepare their students for the workplace.

The UNESCO "ICT in Education" programme, implemented through the UNESCO  Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, aims to empower learners, teachers, teacher educators, managers and leaders to effectively use information and communication technologies (ICT) to expand learning opportunities and improve the quality and relevance of education.

With this goal in mind, the “National Training Programme for Teacher Educators on ICT-Pedagogy Integration” project,  implemented by the UNESCO ICT in Education Unit and the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), aims to enable teacher educators to integrate ICT more effectively in teaching and learning.

As part of this project, which is supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust, a series of national-level training workshops is being held across the reion to train teachers in how to integrate ICT at all levels of the educational process.

The fourth workshop in the series was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6 to 10 March 2006, and was hosted by the SEAMEO Open Learning Centre. The 5-day workshop was presented in a blended learning format, covering background information on ICT in education, theoretical understanding of ICT-pedagogy integration and hands-on practice integrating ICT into teaching and learning.

28 teacher educators from throughout Indonesia participated in the workshop. These educators came from a variety of academic fields, including science, humanities, social science and technical studies. The participants gave positive feedback on the workshop and greatly appreciated the training they received.

The workshops encourage participating teacher-educators to pass on their newly-gained knowledge to their colleagues. In Indonesia, there have been at least three follow-upworkshops delivered by workshop participants to share their skills with others.

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