ICT and the Key Competencieshttp://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=competenciesict-090323153852-phpapp02&stripped_title=ict-and-the-key-competencies
I was in Reporoa last week speaking to staff from five different secondary schools involved in an EHSAS contract about the ways ICTs can be used to support the development of key competencies as described in the New Zealand Curriculum. I’ve included my presentation above and embedded in the “Presentations” tab on my blog.
The ideas I shared are very practical, and draw heavily on web2.0 tools and other online applications that can be easily accessed by students from home or wherever they have access to the internet – so they are able to continue exploring, creating, contributing and collaborating after the formal class session has been completed.
For me this is the most exciting thing about using ICTs to support the key competency development – that they are tools that can so easily be put in the hands of learners, and do not require the use of specialist hardware or software installed on machines that can only be accessed during school hours etc. This is an essential first step towards seeing many of these key competencies fostered and developed through regular engagement.