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Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia

03.10.2013

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral part of our daily lives for the last decades. The dramatic adaptation of ICT has in turn called for education reforms at various levels with a view to creating an enabling educational environment for next generations to effectively function in the digital era. Therefore, teachers’ capacity of integrating ICT into their teaching practices plays a critical role in achieving the goals of the education reform. In this regard, teacher education institutions (TEIs) have made great efforts to develop a new ICT curriculum (or course) or incorporate ICT components into their existing curriculum.

The present publication is a collection of such efforts that illustrates step-by-step processes of how a TEI developed and implemented its ICT-related  curriculum. It contains seven case studies across the region, from Australia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Each case study introduces diverse approaches to developing a new ICT curriculum or revising existing ones and addresses challenges and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences.

With multiple cases from the Asia region, this publication is hoped to serve as a comprehensive and practical guideline for TEIs who seek a helpful reference for their curriculum reform to integrate ICT. Also, it shall be beneficial for professionals and curriculum developers who are willing to replicate, adopt, or customize the reported curriculum development processes into their own context, as well as governments, NGOs and INGOs who are interested in benchmarking teacher education programmes for ICT integrated teaching and learning.

 

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Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 94 p.

ISBN 978-92-9223-432-4 (Electronic version)

 

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