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Curriculum Structure

The curriculum is designed for both teachers and students to improve their knowledge and skill in ICT. The design supplies four curriculum areas tied with the four stages of teaching and learning and allows schools to go from:

A. ICT Literacy: ICT as a separate subject,

B. Application of ICT in Subject Areas: ICT as a tool to work within a subject,

C. Integration of ICT across the Curriculum: ICT as method to work across subjects,

D. ICT specialisation: ICT as a profession.

Specific modules or examples of projects have been designed for each area.

A separate section will provide information for the professional development of teachers regarding how ICT can be used in teaching and learning.

A. ICT Literacy

These module covers the use of ICT in daily life in a competent and intelligent way. Topics include: basic concepts of ICT, using computers and managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, creating presentations, finding information and communicating with ICT, social and ethical issues, and jobs using ICT. The European Computer Driving License (1997) was used as a reference in organising this area.

B. Application of ICT in Subject Areas

This module covers the application of ICT-tools work within specific subject areas including languages, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and art. The topics include: measurement, modelling and simulation, robots and feedback devices, statistics, creating graphics, spreadsheet design, and database design.

C. Integration of ICT across the Curriculum

Examples of projects are described to demonstrate the use of ICT to combine subject areas to work on real-world projects and solve real problems. There are some examples to show how within one course ICT can help students can integrate several areas, such as math, science and art. There are also examples to show larger projects that include several courses and several schools integrating ITC in community or global projects.

D. ICT Specialisation

Here modules have been designed for students who plan to go into professions that use ICT such as engineering, business, and computer science, or who plan to advance to higher education. These modules cover the use of advanced tools and techniques for ICT specialist. Topics include: basic and advancing programming, planning information systems, designing process control systems, and project management.