May 26th 2015

ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children's learning across the curriculum (Coursera)

Created by: Delivered by:
Taught by:

Why and how are teachers integrating ICT (Information and Communication Technology) into primary education? In this course we analyse examples from schools in different parts of the world, and bring professional teachers, headteachers and policymakers together to share their best ideas and inspiring stories. The materials in the course are based on studies carried out for the UNESCO Institute of IT in Education, Moscow.

Teachers and policymakers working in all sectors of education now recognise the importance and value of technology for learning and teaching. The Institute of Education, University of London (IOE ) and the UNESCO Institute for IT in Education (IITE ) are collaborating to run this professional development course for teachers, headteachers and policymakers working in the Primary Education sector.

The course is part of IITE’s role to support and promote an active community of practitioners and policymakers in the use of digital technologies for learning and teaching.

It is also linked to the IOE’s mission to promote excellence in education and professional practice through advancing knowledge and understanding.

The resources for the course are derived from teachers’ Primary practice in different countries. The UNESCO IITE funded an international project to collect practices, experiences, policies, cases and data from several countries in different parts of the world. The outcome is two volumes summarising the findings. The basis of the course is therefore not a particular theoretical approach, but a collection of good and interesting experiences and exemplars of ICT in primary education from across the world. What unites all the authors and teachers involved in the project is our conviction that ICT, used well, by good teachers, alongside other methods, can enable every child to achieve their learning potential.