Creativity & ICT course
OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE CREATIVITY & ICT COURSE.
This 20-hour course focuses on equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to harness the power of ICT tools and creativity in their classrooms. Participants will explore various technologies and creative approaches to enhance teaching and learning, engage students, and prepare them for the digital age.
The aims are to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment that fosters innovation, critical thinking, and digital literacy. Here are the key aims of incorporating Creativity and ICT in the classroom:
GENERAL OBJECTIVES FOR GENERIC ICT COURSE
- Enhance Learning Engagement: Use creative and interactive ICT tools and resources to engage students actively in the learning process, making lessons more appealing and motivating.
- Foster Critical Thinking: Encourage students to think critically, solve problems, and analyze information through interactive and technology-driven activities.
- Promote Collaboration: Use ICT tools to facilitate collaborative learning experiences, allowing students to work together on projects, share ideas, and learn from their peers.
- Develop Digital Literacy: Teach students how to effectively use digital tools and resources, ensuring they are comfortable navigating the digital world and can critically assess online information.
- Support Differentiated Instruction: Use ICT to tailor instruction to individual students' needs, allowing for personalized learning experiences and accommodating various learning styles.
- Cultivate Creativity: Foster creativity by allowing students to express themselves through multimedia, digital art, and other creative outlets facilitated by technology.
- Global Perspective: Use ICT to connect with classrooms and resources from around the world, exposing students to diverse perspectives and cultures.
- Real-World Skills: Equip students with practical skills that are relevant in today's digital age, such as coding, digital design, and information literacy.
- Data-Driven Instruction: Utilize data collected through ICT tools to assess student progress, identify areas where improvement is needed, and adjust teaching strategies accordingly.
- Prepare for Future Careers: Help students develop skills that are increasingly valuable in the job market, including proficiency in using software, digital communication, and problem-solving.
- Innovation and Experimentation: Encourage students to experiment with technology and explore new ways of using it to enhance their learning and solve real-world problems.
- Multimodal Learning: Integrate various forms of media, such as video, audio, graphics, and text, to accommodate different learning preferences and abilities.
- Digital Citizenship: Teach students responsible and ethical use of technology, including topics like online safety, privacy, and digital etiquette.
- Assessment and Feedback: Use technology for formative and summative assessments, providing timely and targeted feedback to help students improve.
- Professional Development: Support educators in continuously developing their own ICT skills and pedagogical practices to effectively integrate technology into their teaching.
- Adaptability: Foster adaptability in both students and teachers, as technology is constantly evolving, and the ability to learn and adapt to new tools and platforms is crucial.