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ERIC Number: EJ874293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Information Technologies (IT): Competency Requirements and Development of IT Skills in an Australian Degree for K-6 Teachers
Chambers, Dianne P.; Tromp, Calvin
Australian Educational Computing, v17 n2 p15-20 Nov 2002
Developing Information Technology (IT) skills in pre-service teachers and identifying IT competencies required of practising teachers is an issue challenging most developed nations. This paper looks at IT capabilities required by a number of educational systems and discusses IT skills developed in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Students graduating from this degree will be K-6 (also known as primary or elementary) teachers. The paper illustrates the development of IT skills over the four years of the course with the students progressively developing both generic IT skills and IT skills specific to curriculum areas. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Minnesota; United States