Re-designing the curriculum for preservice information and communication technology teacher courses : an outcome-based approach
The International Journal of Learning
Common Ground Publishing
Outcome Based Learning, Information and Communication Technology, Curriculum, Teacher Education
Outcome Based Learning (OBL) is an initiative from the University Grant Committee which emphasizes learning outcomes of university graduates. In view of such a requirement, the information and communication technology (ICT) educators reviewed relevant literature and came up with a list of desirable attributes of graduates who will teach ICT or related subjects at primary or secondary schools. A questionnaire was developed according to the attributes and the generic outcomes that represent the expectations of the Institute’s graduates and also the distinctive attributes and qualities for ICT teachers in the primary and secondary education sectors. Since it is very important to know the desired expectation from the stakeholders, the questionnaires were sent randomly to teachers of schools, pre-service ICT teachers and related colleagues at the HKIEd. It was found that the respondents gave the highest scores to “graduates should be able to demonstrate responsible and positive attitudes towards the use of ICT” and the lowest to “graduates should apply pedagogies suitable for teaching the whole class and are not required to cater to individual needs”. A chosen course outline has been revised to reflect the expectations of our stakeholders. Finally, the assessment methods and mind set of both educators and learners must also be changed.
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Ng, E. M. W., & Lai, Y. C. (2010). Re-designing the curriculum for preservice information and communication technology teacher courses : an outcome-based approach. The International Journal of Learning, 17(6), 413-426.