THE CHALLENGES OF COMPLETE INFORMATIZATION OF EDUCATION

TitleTHE CHALLENGES OF COMPLETE INFORMATIZATION OF EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsŠverc, M, Pesek, I, Flogie, A
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume61
Start Page121-131
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2014
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1125800
Keywordse-competent school, e-competent teacher, innovative 1:1 pedagogy
Abstract

Since the methods of teaching and learning are currently changing, Slovenian society is challenged to respond. Ministries responsible for the development of the educational system encourage informatization of education by launching strategically oriented tenders. This research presents three such projects, which together propose guidelines on how to further develop the Slovenian educational system with an emphasis on the introduction of information and communication technologies into everyday life in Slovenian schools at all levels (teaching, learning, management, etc.). There are three main areas that are covered: (1) technical assistance and support, (2) development and deployment of e-learning materials and e-textbooks and (3) teacher training. Using these approaches it would be possible to achieve an increase in digital competences and a change in our pedagogical paradigm. Results show a better motivation, communication and improved teamwork among students. This is a consequence of changes in the way of thinking and teaching by both teachers and other school participants, especially the headmasters who put the student in the centre of activities. The whole process of school informatization depends on a coherent development of various fields. The focus is on a change of pedagogical paradigm and the consequential teacher and managerial staff training.

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