Since information and communication technologies (ICT) first came into popular use in the early 1990s, educational jurisdictions have been actively endeavouring to make meaningful use of ICT for teaching and learning. Quite often, these efforts were expressed in system-wide plans that aimed to enhance education. This presentation will share some observations on the similarities and distinctiveness of the approaches across the four jurisdictions of Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. While these jurisdictions have broadly common foci, primarily in infrastructure build-up, curriculum reviews, teacher professional development and school leadership, both the balance of the plans’ components as well as their implement can differ in instructive ways, reflecting differing context. The presentation will also summarise some main learning points from the recently concluded third ICT in Education masterplan in Singapore to give further depth to this comparison across the jurisdictions.
Horn-Mun Cheah, SIM University, Singapore
Stream: Beyond Web 2.0
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