Secondly, the change phase, which looks for new and better ways to do things. The behavior may initially be mechanical but the staff will start to perform and behave in ways that support the new direction. When the teachers, students, and school management find the structure and strategy elements all seem well established and it’s effective, to make sure that the improvements stick until a further change is called the freezing
But at the same time it has become more of a fashion statement to have computers or multimedia in schools, the result being that in spite of its potential to make learning meaningful and liberating, its implementation is often not more than cosmetic. Now it is also often touted as a panacea for shortage of teachers. These are detrimental to the learning of the child. Education needs to orient and sensitize the teacher to distinguish between critically useful and the detrimental use of ICT(NCFTE, 2009). In a way, ICT can be imaginatively drawn upon for professional development and academic support of teachers.
Due to the fact that the curriculum, instruction, assessment, school funding, and desegregation aren’t made for ALL students to succeed we as educators must use what we know about our students, education, and history to inform our teaching. It is important to use the experiences and culture of our students (getting to know them) to make our instruction more relatable. In classrooms students shouldn’t feel like their stories aren’t heard. Educators must construct a positive classroom environment so that students will feel comfortable being themselves and taking risks with their language (ELL) which includes ALL students not just one population. This might mean making changes or adding to the existing curriculum.
Standardized tests cannot even accurately measure students, how could they possibly accurately measure whole schools? When teachers are stressed, they often show a short-temper towards their students. Children deserve to be educated by teachers who are happy and content in their field of work, not ones who know that they have to adopt corrupt curriculums and teaching styles. Standardized testing effects students and
They have sponsored projects in areas such as literacy, numeracy, Māori education, the Best Evidence Synthesis program, and teacher professional learning (Levin, 2011). Best Evidence Synthesis connects research to policy and practice. Levin (2011), explained how some of the projects that the Ministry supports show very substantial benefits for students. However, schools are resisting anything that seems like an obligation from the Ministry. Therefore, this resistance could make this solution not beneficial since
Additionally, the Victorian Curriculum features Digital Technologies that guides teachers with their teaching. Technology can also prove to be a time-management tool for teachers. When implementing technology teachers need to be able to effectively use new technologies and rid themselves of outdated strategies (Hyde, Carpenter & Conway, 2011, p.340). Furthermore, the teacher must effectively and purposefully select the resource (Hill, 2014). Overall, this piece highlighted that technology should be included in education as it supports both teaching and learning in the
Moreover, teachers decided their assessment types basing on its convenience for management. They prefer using tests or quizzes-traditional assessment to other kinds of assessment. It seems to the researcher that some of the tools used are beneficial for the teachers rather than the students. Teachers’ attitudes towards formative assessment seem to be a significant obstacle to implementation of formative assessment. Although all teachers held positive views of formative assessment, they did not use formative assessments on a regular basis or in an effective way.
Introduction of these educational changes like school reform, teaching and teacher professionalism is possible through new curricula. In order to design , develop and disseminate this new curriculum we need a specialized development team but we must be aware that during the era of education reform, effective utilization of this new curriculum lies in the hands of regular teachers. By the actions that the educational system take, when it introduces this new curriculum, it can cause serious resistance to the changes. Resistance to educational change can be defined as students ' and teachers ' affective, cognitive and behavioral specific responses or acts of opposing or struggling with modifications because there is a vested interest in maintaining the status quo(Bemmels and Reshef, 1991; Van den Heuvel, 2009). Teachers resist change when it is introduced to them poorly, when it affects how they do their work, and when they don 't see the need for the changes.
When these technologies are applied in the field of education, it is termed as ICT in education. The term too can be used as the connotation to the term Educational technology because it also uses any hardware and software approaches that can enhance yield better learning outcomes. In the era of Computer technology the term ICT mainly focuses on the infrastructure, devices and sources of computer technology and thus it is imperative to discuss about the use of ICT in education by focusing mainly on Computer based technology. 19.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF ICT IN EDUCATION • Hardware and software approach: ICT in education is any hardware and software technology that contribute in the educational information processing. In the context of the present era, ICT mainly comprises of Computer technology with its hardware, like, Personal computer machine, infrastructure required for setting up Internet facility and also software like, CD ROM including various programme packages, E-learning strategies etc.
Media enhances the globalization and modernization of the education and to simplify the teaching and learning concept. Impact of Media in Teaching and Learning Process 1. The rapid development of information and communication technology provides tools such as on-line and off-line learning though mass media. 2. The media has now enabled the learners of flexible learning.