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1. ICT and teacher training in Hungary Katalin Csoma Academic, Cultural and Public Affairs Officer Embassy of Canada, Budapest 2. Hungary: quick facts 3. Hungary: quick…
  • 1. ICT and teacher training in Hungary Katalin Csoma Academic, Cultural and Public Affairs Officer Embassy of Canada, Budapest
  • 2. Hungary: quick facts
  • 3. Hungary: quick facts 0.83% -0.254% Population growth 0-14: 16.3% 15-64: 68.8% 65 + : 14.9% 0-14: 15.2% 15-64: 69.3% 65 + : 15.6% Age structure 31 . 6 million 10.1 million Population 9,093,507 sq km 93,030 sq km Area Canada Hungary
  • 4. History <ul><li>1945-1989: communism (behind the ‘Iron Curtain’) </li></ul><ul><li>now a free republic </li></ul><ul><li>member of the European Union (2004) </li></ul>
  • 5. Education highly valued Boasting 13 Nobel Laureates
  • 7. The Bologna Process <ul><li>creating “ the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world ’’ </li></ul><ul><li>European Higher Education Area by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>comparability and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>international cooperation </li></ul>
  • 8. Institutes of Higher Education <ul><li>regulated by government decrees </li></ul><ul><li>30 state colleges/universities </li></ul><ul><li>51 state-recognised private institutions </li></ul><ul><li>444 programs (state-funded or self-funded) </li></ul><ul><li>enrolment more than quadrupled between 1989 and 200 5 </li></ul><ul><li>teacher trainee numbers have recently plummeted </li></ul>
  • 9. Teacher education in higher education
  • 10. Distribution of teacher training institutions
  • 11. Teacher education philosophy Kolb’s Learning Cycle ( Kolb 1984)
  • 12. Levels of teacher training The „Decision Pyramid” and Teacher Training for E.L.T. Brumfit and Rossner: 1982
  • 13. Continuing professional development <ul><li>regulated by the Ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>required for promotion and retaining jobs and </li></ul><ul><li>a list of accredited courses published every year </li></ul><ul><li>a mandatory 120 credits every 7 years for each teacher </li></ul>
  • 14. Educational Information Strategy ( 1996 –2006) <ul><li>delivery methods supported by ICT at all levels of education ( Schoolnet Program ) </li></ul><ul><li>d igitali s ation of learning content (LMS) , providing access ( Digital Knowledge Base ) </li></ul><ul><li>institutional and individual IT infrastructure development (Sulinet Express) </li></ul><ul><li>a unified educational identification, infrastructure and IT applications for educational and administrative processes </li></ul><ul><li>monitoring and analysis </li></ul>
  • 15. ICT in education courses offered by <ul><li>professional teachers’ organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Schoolnet </li></ul><ul><li>textbook publishers </li></ul><ul><li>hardware and software developers </li></ul><ul><li>private trainers </li></ul><ul><li>e mbassies and cultural institutes </li></ul>
  • 16. Two projects in ICT and teacher training
  • 17. The Roma IT Project (2003-05)
  • 18. The Roma IT Project (ROIP) <ul><li>OECD-funded research project (2003-2005) </li></ul><ul><li>focussing on equal opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>involving teachers from disadvantaged schools </li></ul><ul><li>subject-specific (11) contact course based on practitioners’ projects </li></ul><ul><li>material incentives </li></ul>
  • 19. ROIP: method <ul><li>goal: content development and introduction to new media literacy </li></ul><ul><li>‘ mentored innovation ’ </li></ul><ul><li>teachers receive input and experiment </li></ul><ul><li>performance measured primarily through children’s results </li></ul><ul><li>case studies </li></ul><ul><li>collection of best practices </li></ul>
  • 20. The Roma IT Project (ROIP)
  • 21. ROIP: Findings <ul><li>cognitive development (inductive,combinative thinking, reading) </li></ul><ul><li>persoonal development (self-assessment test) </li></ul><ul><li>increase in motivation (time spent on homework) </li></ul><ul><li>sustainability? </li></ul>
  • 22. The European Pedagogical ICT Licence (EPICT)
  • 23. The European Pedagogical ICT Licence (ePICT) <ul><li>a web-based service for the professional development of teachers </li></ul><ul><li>original licence: UNI.C. Danish IT Centre for Education and Research </li></ul><ul><li>in Hungary since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>country adaptations updated yearly </li></ul><ul><li>ICT skills through hands-on school-based examples (handling, understanding, reflecting upon technology) </li></ul><ul><li>teamwork via blended learning </li></ul>
  • 24. The European Pedagogical ICT Licence (ePICT) 5-6 months output: lesson plans
  • 25. The European Pedagogical ICT Licence (ePICT) <ul><li>Compulsory modules </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s find something on the net </li></ul><ul><li>Type a text </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you now? Communication and collaboration on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>The choice is yours </li></ul><ul><li>Optional modules </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures tell the story – working with images on the computer </li></ul><ul><li>It does its own calculations - spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Information on the screen – presentation tools and interactive stories </li></ul><ul><li>Get it out on the net – web pages and dissemination on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Into the database – internal databases </li></ul><ul><li>The die is cast – models and simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Columns? – layout and desktop publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Is it not possible to learn it on the computer? – educational software </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy on a computer? – working methods and ICT </li></ul><ul><li>ICT as a compensating tool </li></ul><ul><li>ICT and reading skills </li></ul><ul><li>Games and edutainment in education </li></ul>
  • 26. The European Pedagogical ICT Licence (ePICT) <ul><li>accredited (popular) </li></ul><ul><li>available in various delivery modes </li></ul><ul><li>always current </li></ul><ul><li>focus on pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>ICT viewed as an agent of change (innovation) </li></ul><ul><li>certification: sense of achievement </li></ul>
  • 27. References <ul><li>Brumfit, Cristopher és Richard Rossner (1982): The ‘Decision Pyramid’ and Teacher Training for E.L.T. English Language Teaching Journal, 36/4, 226-231 </li></ul><ul><li>EPICT, www.epict.org </li></ul><ul><li>Euridyce: The information network on education in Europe, www.eurydice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture, www.okm.gov.hu </li></ul><ul><li>Kárpáti Andrea: Travellers In Cyberspace: ICT In Hungarian Roma Schools. In Kárpáti Andrea ( ed .): Promoting Equity Through ICT in Education. Paris: OECD, 2004, 141–156. </li></ul><ul><li>Kolb, David. A. (1984): Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. </li></ul><ul><li>ROIP, edutech.eltel.hu/roip </li></ul>
  • 28. Thank you for your attention. Merci de votre attention. Köszönöm a figyelmet! [email_address] [email_address] download: csoma.eu/CNIE
  • 29. Hope to see you in Hungary soon!
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