ICT Competency Standards for Teachers

Within a sound education setting, teachers can enable students to use technology to become better information seekers, analysers, problem solvers and communicators.

Governments, experts and practitioners in the education sector increasingly recognize that information and communication technology (ICT) can play an important role in supporting educational improvement and reform.

UNESCO teamed up with Cisco, Intel and Microsoft, as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), to set up the ‘ICT Competency Standards for Teachers’ (CST) project. The goal of the CST project is to provide guidance on how to improve teachers’ practice through ICT.

The first phase of the project was completed in late 2007 and a set of three booklets 'Competency Standards for Teachers' launched in London on 8 January 2008 at the Moving Young Minds conference, an international seminar hosted by the UK government for education ministers and policy makers. This set of booklets includes:

Policy Framework

explaining the rationale, structure and approach of the CST project. >> More

Competency Standards Modules

which crosses the components of educational reform with various policy approaches. >> More

Implementation Guidelines

providing a detailed syllabus of the specific skills to be acquired by teachers within each skill set/module. >> More

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