The status of information and communication competence in national curriculum for compulsory education

Štibrić, Marina and Baranović, Branislava (2007) The status of information and communication competence in national curriculum for compulsory education. In: Digital information and heritage: 1. međunarodna znanstvena konferencija The future of information sciences: INFuture2007, Zagreb, 7.-9. studenoga 2007. Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek za informacijske znanosti, Zagreb, pp. 459-468. ISBN 978-953-175-305-0

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Changes brought by the knowledge society have pointed out the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) and made it one of the key contemporary educational requirements. Introduction of ICT into compulsory education was unavoidable, but at the same time it was one of the most complex curricular innovations. Although there is an agreement about the necessity of including and developing ICT in the curriculum, different countries have found different solutions, depending primarily on guidelines for the development of their educational systems. In order to find out the current status of ICT in compulsory education, a comparative analysis of national curricula in sixteen countries was conducted. While in some national curricula ICT is taught as a separate subject, in other curricula it is part of other subjects or is a cross-curricular area. Although the acquisition of knowledge and skills is fundamental, more and more countries are recognizing the advantage of using ICT in teaching other subjects. There is a notable approach to curriculum based on educational outcomes or competences all students should posses by the end of each program or stage of their schooling. By planning to bring the focus on outcomes and to introduce “ Information and communication technology” as a cross-curricular area, Croatian curriculum is coming closer to the world standards in education.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information and communication technology (ICT), national curriculum, compulsory education, students’ competence, comparative analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: Karolina
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 12:01
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 12:01

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