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National Workshop on ICT Competency Standards Development, Republic of Uzbekistan; 21-23 January 2015

National Workshop on ICT Competency Standards Development 2015
National Workshop on ICT Competency Standards Development 2015

 

Supporting Competency-Based Teacher Training Reforms

to Facilitate ICT-Pedagogy Integration in Uzbekistan

 

There is no doubt about the importance of information and communication technologies as platforms to enhance the quality of learning and as vehicles to reach the marginalised.These technologies can help build the inclusive knowledge societies we need for the 21st century. For this, schools must equip children and young people with competencies to become knowledge citizens and knowledge workers, to become lifelong learners. Realizing the importance of teachers’ capacity in this regard, governments, teacher education institutions, private sector, and NGOs alike provide various trainings for teachers – ranging from how to use a particular software and integrate educational technologies, to how to innovate teaching to promote 21st century skills. However, teachers’ actual use of ICT to innovate teaching appears to be an exception rather than a norm.

 

Research shows that there are a number of reasons and factors why teachers are not using ICT in a transformative way. Even in cases when a new national education policy requires teachers to adopt an innovative ICT-enhanced pedagogy that promotes student-centred learning, teachers may not do so if they have not been offered any training that guides them to implement such a policy.

 

In light of this, within the Regional Project “Supporting Competency-Based Teacher Training Reforms to Facilitate ICT-Pedagogy Integration” supported by the Korean Funds-in-Trust (KFIT), the UNESCO Tashkent Office organized a national workshop in the Tashkent region from 21 to 23 January 2015 that aimed to support the ministries of education in defining and developing the required ICT competencies for teachers in accordance with the national policy vision and goals for ICT in education.  These national standards would guide the development of a comprehensive roadmap that promotes competency-based teacher ICT training programmes where teachers’ development is systematically guided, monitored, assessed, and tracked at policy and institutional levels.  Along with other competency standards used by various countries, the workshop looked into the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) as reference and thereby contribute to the meaningful localization and adaptation of these in Uzbekistan. The workshop was facilitated by UNESCO colleagues from the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok and the Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) in Moscow.

 

Meeting Deatils:

21-23-Jan-2015  |   Avenue Park Hotel, Bostanliq, Republic of Uzbekistan,

 

Key Resources:

   ◊ Provisional Programme ENG  (pdf, 545kb)

   ◊ Provisional Programme RUS  (pdf, 550kb)

 

Presentations:

  • Introduction to Competency Standards: Why, What, and How? (Ms Jonghwi Park, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Bangkok) - ENG [pdf, 870kb]   RUS [pdf, 900kb]
  • Competency-based teacher training curriculum development (Mr Alexander Khoroshilov, Officer-in-Charge, UNESCO IITE ) - RUS pdf, 2.8mb

  • Three approaches from promising cases (Ms Jonghwi Park, UNESCO Bangkok) - ENG [pdf, 1.1mb]   RUS [pdf, 1.1mb]

  • Adapting UNESCO ICT CFT (Prof Alexander Uvarov, Senior Researcher, Russian Academy of Science) - RUS pdf, 500kb
  • Developing Competency Standards: Domains (Ms Jonghwi Park, UNESCO Bangkok) - ENG [pdf, 530kb]   RUS [pdf, 540kbb]
  • Developing Competency Standards: Standards (Ms Jonghwi Park, UNESCO Bangkok) - ENG [pdf, 590kb]   RUS [pdf, 610kbb]

  • Developing Competency Standards: Performance Indicators (Ms Jonghwi Park, UNESCO Bangkok) - ENG [pdf, 330kb]   RUS [pdf, 690kb]