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ERIC Number: ED459343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0074-8
Curriculum Development Guidelines. New ICT Curricula for the 21st Century: Designing Tomorrow's Education.
International Co-operation Europe Ltd. (ICEL), Brussels, Belgium.
Career Space is a consortium of major information and communications technology (ICT) companies working in partnership with the European Commission to encourage and enable more people to join and benefit from a dynamic e-Europe and to narrow the current skills gap. It believes the way in which engineering and computer studies students are educated should change to meet ICT industry needs in the 21st century and offers information and suggestions about ICT sector needs and ways to narrow the skills gap. ICT graduates need a solid foundation in technical skills from the engineering and informatics cultures, with a particular emphasis on a broad systems perspective. They need training in team working, with real experience of team projects where several activities are undertaken in parallel; a basic understanding of economics, market, and business issues; and good personal skills. Career Space recommends ICT curricula consist of these core elements: scientific base (30 percent), technology base (30 percent), application base and systems thinking (25 percent), and personal and business skills element (up to 15 percent). It urges European universities to implement the new ICT curricula and Bologna agreement to help solve Europe's ICT skills gap. Career Space suggests a ICT curriculum should consist of hierarchically organized modules consisting of sets of core modules, sets of area-specific core modules, and sets of optional modules. (YLB)
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece (#2204EN, Free). Tel: 30 31 49 01 11; Fax: 30 31 49 01 02; e-mail:; Web site: For full text: /2204 /2204_en.pdf. Also available in French: /2204 /2204_fr.pdf, German: /2204 /2204_de.pdf and Spanish: /2204 /2204_es.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).; European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Authoring Institution: International Co-operation Europe Ltd. (ICEL), Brussels, Belgium.