ERIC Number: ED211470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
The International Symposium on the Further Education of Teachers in the Use of Educational Technology (Prague, November 1977).
A symposium on the gap between equipping schools with educational media and teachers' effective use of the media was organized in 1977 by the European Information Centre for Further Education of Teachers (Prague, Czechoslovakia). It was attended by 35 Czechoslovak and 22 foreign experts from Europe and Russia, and a representative each from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and the International Council for Educational Media. The main objective of the symposium was to contribute to the solution of problems caused by inadequate teacher training in the use of educational technology. Discussions and papers on three themes were presented: (1) the changing roles of teachers in contemporary schools and the need to train and motivate teachers to use educational media as instructional tools; (2) methods and forms of training teachers to use new equipment, during both preservice and inservice education; and (3) possibilities for international cooperative efforts among European countries. Final recommendations stated that training in educational media must be considered part of a teacher's lifelong learning experience, and that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and other international organizations should seek and promote methods of advancing teachers' experiences with educational media. (FG)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Multimedia Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Not available separately; see SP 019 242.
Publication Type: Translations; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Translated into English by L. Kollmannova and D. Slaba.