ERIC Number: ED402899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching and Learning for the Future. Committee on Multimedia in Teacher Training, Final Report.
Plomp, Tjeerd, Ed.; And Others
This is the final report of the Committee on MultiMedia in Teacher Training (COMMITT), which offers a strategic framework to support efforts of teacher training institutes in the Netherlands to develop their own plans for enhancing the teaching and learning process as well as its outcomes through the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The purpose of the plan of action, called "a leap for the future," is to serve as a catalyst for teacher training institutes, elementary and secondary schools, and universities to work together on a common goal: improving teaching and learning through the application of ICT. This report consists of seven chapters. The first chapter is an introduction to the initiative to revitalize teacher training and the committee's activities. Chapter 2 describes an analysis of the transformation of society and consequences for learning in the future. Chapter 3 discusses key elements in the teaching and learning process. A conceptual model is presented which serves as a frame of reference for COMMITT. The role of ICT in teaching and learning is also discussed. Chapter 4 outlines the scope of COMMITT and provides examples illustrating the impact of ICT as a medium for education. Chapter 5 describes the challenges, opportunities and possible threats of implementing ICT in the education system and teacher training institutes. Guidelines for a program of action are elaborated in Chapter 6. The role of government, vision underlying the program, strategy and program of action, management and organization, and budget are discussed. Chapter 7 includes concluding remarks with a special emphasis on issues and factors which are expected to influence the implementation of the "leap for the future." Appendices present a list of the COMMITT members; a discussion on the Dutch education system; Committee statements; statements developed and judged by ICT coordinators; and different types of use of ICT as a medium. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Learning Processes, Multimedia Materials, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands