Section 3: Integrating ICT into teaching and learning


In this section, you will think about how to support teachers in making effective use of ICT and how to use ICT in your own teaching.

Many governments and schools are investing in ICT. To make effective use of ICT in the classroom, teachers need to adopt active approaches to teaching.

The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (p. 21) states that:

The successful integration of ICT into the learning environment will depend on the ability of teachers to structure learning in new ways, to merge technology appropriately with a pedagogy, develop socially active classrooms, and encourage co-operative interaction and collaborative learning and group work. For many, this requires a different set of skills from those they currently possess.

In this section you will have the chance to consider some practical examples of how to integrate ICT into classroom teaching.

Using ICT in the classroom