Strategies to implement innovative ICT based approaches to teach Sciences at Secondary school level.The guidelines aim at providing science secondary school teachers with the competences to make an effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.
School Directors’ and Policy Makers’ Guidelines
2 1 Some Perspectives about the Current Use of ICT in Science Education
A new computer science subject was being introduced in secondary schools from September 2018. Meanwhile, significant teacher supply and infrastructural deficits are set to be addressed.
In this context, there is a definite need for increased levels of initial and continuing professional development and support, where the focus is on constructivist pedagogical principles and on the use of ICT for teaching and learning within such learning environments.
Increased levels of technical support and greater emphasis on the development and evaluation of appropriate software are also necessary. As ICT skills continue to evolve and change it is important that IT in-service training focuses on the pedagogical skills needed to integrate the technology in teaching and learning rather than the technology itself.