Research shows that innovative teaching practices, supported using Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the classroom strongly predict students’ acquisition of 21st century skills.
While most of the education products in the market today are aids to teach existing curriculum with a false assumption “we need to teach better, what we teach today”. Extracting full learning return from technology investment would require more than mere introduction of technology and software resources with the curriculum. Today with the rapid changes in technology and its impact on the new generation has necessitated a fresh look at the Training needs and education models within the schools globally especially on Technology.
|Technology Literacy||Knowledge Deepening||Knowledge Creation|
|Understanding ICT in Education||Technology Literacy||Policy Understanding||Policy Innovation|
|Curriculum and Assessment||Integrated Technology||Knowledge Application||Knowledge Society Skills|
|Pedagogy||Basic Tools||Complex Problem Solving||Self Management|
|ICT||Standard Classroom||Complex Tools||Pervasive Tools|
|Organisation and Administration||Digital Literacy||Collaborative Groups||Learning Organisations|
The Framework is arranged in three different approaches to teaching (three successive stages of a teacher's development). The first is Technology Literacy, enabling students to use ICT in order to learn more efficiently. The second is Knowledge Deepening, enabling students to acquire in-depth knowledge of their school subjects and apply it to complex, real-world problems. The third is Knowledge Creation, enabling students, citizens and the workforce they become, to create the new knowledge required for more harmonious, fulfilling and prosperous societies.
UNESCO's Framework emphasizes that it is not enough for teachers to have ICT skills and be able to teach them to their students. Teachers need to be able to help the students become collaborative, problem-solving, creative learners through using ICT so they will be effective citizens and members of the workforce.
Innovative teaching practices, along with access to technology, help students acquire 21st-century skills1. Students who have 21st-century skills are better able to keep pace in school and meet challenges they are likely to face in the increasingly technology-driven world of work.
Microsoft has been working with hundreds of thousands of schools across the world over the last decade in helping schools transform.
Sankalp- Microsoft Innovative Schools Program is a unique program by Sankalp Smart School for K12 Schools in association with Microsoft which helps School Management and teachers to empower you lead learning innovation, teach your students through exploration and build future ready skills.
Providing access to an integrated set of technology & innovative learning solutions, this program modernizes school campuses, drives transformation for enhanced learning experiences and prepares future-ready students.
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